Schnee

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German snē.

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Noun[edit]

Schnee m (plural Schnee, diminutive Schneeli or Schneewli)

  1. snow

German[edit]

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Schnee in Finnland (1)
Schnee (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German snē, from Old High German snēo from Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz (snow), from Proto-Indo-European *snóygʷʰos (snow).

Cognates include Dutch sneeuw, Old English snāw (English snow), Old Norse snær, Icelandic snjór, Swedish snö, Gothic 𐍃𐌽𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (snaiws), Czech sníh, Russian снег (sneg), Serbo-Croatian сније̑г (snijȇg), Lithuanian sniẽgas, Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha, greasiness, slime, any body fluid). Irish sneachta, Latin nix, nivis, and Ancient Greek νίφα (nípha) are from the related Proto-Indo-European root *snígʷʰs [1]

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Noun[edit]

Schnee m (genitive Schnees, no plural)

  1. (uncountable, meteorology) snow
  2. (uncountable, figuratively) snow (static on TV set etc.)
  3. (uncountable, slang) cocaine

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.

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