Qiviut meaning

kēvē-ət, -o͝ot
The soft wool lying beneath the long coat of the muskox, valued for its use as a fiber.
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The fine, soft, light-brown inner layer of hair of the musk ox.
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Yarn spun from this hair.
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The underwool of the Arctic muskox, used as a fibre.
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Origin of qiviut

  • Inuit pl. of qiviuq down, underhair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᕿᕕᐅᖅ (qiviut, “underwool").

    From Wiktionary