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Yes. The word nef is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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3 letters words from 'nef'

FEN 6NEF 6

2 letters words from 'nef'

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All 3 letters words made out of nef

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Definitions and meaning of nef

nef

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛf/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French nef. Doublet of nave and nau.

Noun

nef (plural nefs)

  1. An extravagant table ornament and container used in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, made in the shape of a ship.

Synonyms

  • cadenas

See also

  • navicula

Etymology 2

Short for numerically effective; introduced by Miles Reid.

Adjective

nef (not comparable)

  1. (algebraic geometry) Of a line bundle on a complete algebraic variety over a field: such that the degree of its restriction to every algebraic curve in the variety is non-negative.
Derived terms
  • nefness

Anagrams

  • ENF, fen

French

Etymology

From Middle French nef, from Old French nef, from Latin nāvis, nāvem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us. Displaced by bateau and navire in the sense of "boat".

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛf/

Noun

nef f (plural nefs)

  1. (obsolete or poetic) barque, boat
  2. nave

Related terms

  • nacelle
  • naval
  • navire

See also

  • barque
  • vaisseau

Descendants

  • Breton: nev

Further reading

  • “nef” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse nef, from Proto-Germanic *nabją. Cognate with English neb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛːv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːv

Noun

nef n (genitive singular nefs, nominative plural nef)

  1. nose
  2. beak

Declension

Derived terms

  • taka í nefið (to take snuff)
  • fitja upp á nefið (to turn up one's nose)
  • með nefið ofan í hvers manns koppi (nosy)
  • stökkva upp á nef sér (to flare up, to get angry)
  • neflaus
  • hafa bein í nefinu

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French neuf.

Numeral

nef

  1. nine

Adjective

nef

  1. new

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French nef, from Latin nāvis, nāvem.

Noun

nef f (plural nefs or nefz)

  1. boat; ship; watercraft

Descendants

  • French: nef (obsolete or poetic)

Old French

Etymology

From Latin nāvis, nāvem.

Noun

nef f (oblique plural nés, nominative singular nef, nominative plural nés)

  1. boat; ship; watercraft

Related terms

  • nacele

Descendants

  • Middle French: nef
    • French: nef (obsolete or poetic)

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nabją.

Noun

nef n (genitive nefs, plural nef)

  1. nose
  2. beak

Declension

Descendants

  • Danish: næb
  • Faroese: nev
  • Icelandic: nef

Volapük

Noun

nef (nominative plural nefs)

  1. nephew
  2. niece

Declension


Welsh

Etymology

From Middle Welsh new, from Old Welsh nem, from Proto-Brythonic *neβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *nemos, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Breton neñv, Cornish nev and Irish neamh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /neːv/

Noun

nef f (plural nefoedd)

  1. heaven

Synonyms

  • nen

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an elaborate table decoration in the shape of a ship for holding such things as table napkins and condiments.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)