Neife

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neife nēf A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neife A woman born in villeinage.
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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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