nefa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
nefa
an; m. I. a nephew; nepos Bróder sune vel suster sune ðæt is nefa, Wrt. Voc. i. 51, 71. Neva nepos, 72, 35. Hlóþhere Ægelbrhytes nefa (cf. hé him onsende Leutherium his nefan (nepotem ), Bd. 3,7; S. 530. 29), Chr. 670; Erl. 34, 29: 789; Erl. 57, 34: Ælfc. Gr. 9, 31 : Som. 11, 69. Eám and nefa, Exon. Th. 431. 35; Rä. 47, 6. Heó wæs Édwines nefan (nepotis ) dohtor, Bd. 4. 23 ; S. 593, 2. Hé swylces hwæt secgan wolde eám his nefan, Beo. Th. 1766; B. 881. II. a grandson Nefena bearnum pronepotibus, filiis nepotum, Hpt. Gl. 426, 50. Ealdra nefena pronepotum, 445, 56. III. a step-son Nefa prifignus, Wülck. Gl. 41, 28. [Icel. nefi a cognate kinsman, a nephew : O. Frs. neva : O. H. Ger. nefo nepos, sobrinus : Ger. neffe.] v. for-, ge-nefa.
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