Fr.: marée de morte-eau
Tide which occurs during the → first quarter and
→ third quarter of the → Moon
when the pull of the Sun is at → right angles
to that of the Moon.
Neap, from M.E. neep, from O.E. nepflod "neap tide" +
Kehkešan "small tide," from keh- "small, little,"
→ low, + kešand, → tide.