See also: neve, nevé, and ñeve

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French névé, from the Franco-Provençal (Savoyard) term névi (mass of snow), from Latin nix, nivis (snow).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /neɪˈveɪ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

névé (plural névés)

  1. The firn or snowfield at the head of a glacier.
    • 1913, R. F. Scott, chapter XVIII, in Leonard Huxley, editor, Scott's Last Expedition[1], volume I:
      Then we started up a rise, and to our annoyance found ourselves amongst crevasses once more—very hard, smooth névé between high ridges at the edge of crevasses, and therefore very difficult to get foothold to pull the sledges.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Franco-Provençal névi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

névé m (plural névés)

  1. névé

DescendantsEdit

  • English: névé

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