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- another term for firn
- ‘I hear water rushing beneath the névé, then we come to little rivers of runoff.’
- ‘The névé was the result of sustained periods of heavy snow followed by freezing conditions that progressively built steep ice walls.’
- ‘‘Ice, névé, hard pack, wind slab, deep crud and porridge - you'll find every type of snow condition in Scotland, often within the space of a few turns,’ Jaz said, planting his pole vigorously to test the snow around him.’
Mid 19th century: from Swiss French, literally glacier, based on Latin nix, niv- snow.
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