- Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.
- a frequent misspelling of naive.
- Scot and Northern English dialect the closed hand; fist
“clenched fist” (northern and Scottish dialect), c.1300, from Old Norse hnefi (cf. Norwegian dialectal neve, Swedish näfve, Danish næve), not found in other Germanic languages.