Neif

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neif nēf A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.
    • n Neif The fist. "I kiss thy neif .""Give me your neaf ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neif See neaf.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Neif nēf (Shak.) the fist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. neïf, naïf, a born serf, fr. L. nativus, born, imparted by birth. See Native

Usage

In literature:

Come, give us thy neif, and let us part in peace.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
NEUF (NEAF, NEIF), fist.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
In the afternoons, Mr. Neif would take the boys for long walks.
"Four American Naval Heroes" by Mabel Beebe
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