American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
- n. A snow field at the head of a glacier.
- n. The granular snow typically found in such a field.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nephew.
- n. A spendthrift.
- n. A Middle English form of neaf.
- n. See næve.
- n. Same as firn. Also glacier-snow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geol.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit of perpetual snow. See glacier.
- n. the upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice
- French, from French dialectal névi, from Vulgar Latin *nivātum, from neuter of Latin nivātus, cooled by snow, from nix, niv-, snow; see sneigwh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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These user-created lists contain the word ‘névé’.
some of these more unusual ones came from the book Nanda Devi: Exploration and Ascent
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
A more narrow version of *e?e by pterodactyl, this one is ?e?e.
Environmental Ice and Snow
(excluding all the food ice)
R. Peter Jackson's list
These are just some random words that I might find a list for someday.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Looking for tweets for névé.