névé

noun

né·​vé nā-ˈvā How to pronounce névé (audio)
: the partially compacted granular snow that forms the surface part of the upper end of a glacier
broadly : a field of granular snow

Word History

Etymology

French dialect (Swiss), from Vulgar Latin *nivatum, from Latin niv-, nix snow — more at snow

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of névé was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Névé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/n%C3%A9v%C3%A9. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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