Nift vs Rift - What's the difference?

nift | rift |


As nouns the difference between nift and rift

is that nift is (obsolete) niece while rift is a chasm or fissure.

As a verb rift is

to form a or rift can be to belch or rift can be .

nift

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Niece.
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    rift

    English

    (wikipedia rift)

    Etymology 1

    Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish/Norwegian '' 'breach', Old Norse ''rífa 'to tear'. More at rive.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A chasm or fissure.
  • My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
    The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
  • A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
  • * 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 130:
  • I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
  • A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a .
  • To cleave; to rive; to split.
  • to rift an oak
  • * Wordsworth
  • To dwell these rifted rocks between.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rypta.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To belch.
  • Etymology 3

    Verb

    (head)
  • (Spenser)

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