Neve meaning

nā-vā'
The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
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The area above or at the head of a glacier that accumulates firn.
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The upper part of a glacier, consisting of hardened snow.
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The granular snow typically found in such a field.
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The firn or snowfield at the head of a glacier.
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Origin of neve

  • French from French dialectal névi from Vulgar Latin nivātum from neuter of Latin nivātus cooled by snow from nix niv- snow sneigwh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Swiss French term névi, from Latin nix, nivis (“snow").
    From Wiktionary