Neve definition

nā-vā
The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
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A snow field at the head of a glacier.
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The granular snow typically found in such a field.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
neve
Plural:
nvs

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