snaw

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sneygʷʰ-. Cognate with Old High German snēo, Old Norse snær and Gothic 𐍃𐌽𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍃 (snaiws).

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Noun[edit]

snāw m

  1. snow

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sneygʷʰ-.

Noun[edit]

snaw (plural snaws)

  1. snow
    • 1786Robert Burns, A Winter Night
      I heard nae mair, for Chanticleer
      Shook off the pouthery snaw,
      And hail'd the morning with a cheer,
      A cottage-rousing craw.