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 for niece
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Niece \Niece\ (n[=e]s), n. [OE. nece, F. ni[`e]ce, LL. neptia,
     for L. neptis a granddaughter, niece, akin to nepos. See
     1. A relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether
        male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson. [Obs.] --B.
        Jonson. Wyclif. Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Especially: A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of
        one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law. In modern English,
        this is the primary meaning.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a daughter of your brother or sister [ant: nephew]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "niece":
     aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud,
     buddy, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed,
     cousin twice removed, daughter, father, first cousin,
     foster brother, frater, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle,
     great-aunt, great-uncle, half brother, kid brother, mother, nephew,
     nuncle, nunks, nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister,
     sister-german, sistern, son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle,
     uncs, uterine brother

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NIECE, domestic relations: The daughter of a person's brother or sister. 
  Amb. 514; 1 Jacob's Ch. R. 207. 

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