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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nephew  \Neph"ew\  (n[e^]f"[-u];  in  England  n[e^]v"[-u];  277),  n. 
  [OE.  neveu,  nevou  nevu,  fr  F.  neveu,  OF  also  nevou  L. 
  nepos;  akin  to  AS  nefa,  D.  neef,  G.  neffe,  OHG.  nevo,  Icel. 
  nefi  a  kinsman,  gr  ne`podes,  pl.,  brood,  young,  Skr. 
  nep[=a]t  grandson,  descendant.  [root]262.  Cf  {Niece}, 
  {Nepotism}.] 
  1.  A  grandson  or  grandchild,  or  remoter  lineal  descendant. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  But  if  any  widow  have  children  or  nephews  [Rev.  Ver. 
  {grandchildren}].  --1  Tim.  v.  4. 
 
  If  naturalists  say  true  that  nephews  are  often  liker 
  to  their  grandfathers  than  to  their  fathers.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  A  cousin.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  son  of  a  brother  or  a  sister,  or  of  a  brother-in-law 
  or  sister-in-law.  --Chaucer. 




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