granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice.
a field of such snow.
Also called firn. a mass of porous ice, formed from snow, that has not yet become frozen into glacier ice
a snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed into ice
“field of granular snow, firn,” 1843, from French névé (19c.), probably from Savoyard névi “mass of snow,” from Latin nivem (nominative nix) “snow” (cf. French neige), from PIE root *sneigwh- “snow, to snow” (see snow (n.)).
[nee-vuh s] /ˈni vəs/ noun, plural nevi [nee-vahy] /ˈni vaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks. /ˈniːvəs/ noun (pl) -vi (-vaɪ) 1. the usual US spelling of naevus nevus ne·vus (nē’vəs) n. pl. ne·vi (-vī’)
[Sephardic Hebrew nuh-vee-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew nuh-vee-im] /Sephardic Hebrew nə viˈim; Ashkenazic Hebrew nəˈvi ɪm/ noun, Hebrew. 1. the Prophets, being the second of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament.
[nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/ noun 1. a male given name, form of .
[nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/ noun 1. Richard, . 2. a male given name: an Old North French family name, taken from a place-name.