nieve


nieve

noun

  1. Archaic Northern British and Scot. Dialect. a clenched or closed hand; fist.

adjective

  1. a frequent misspelling of naive.

noun

  1. Scot and Northern English dialect the closed hand; fist
n.

“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.

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