Schnee

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Alemannic German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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 (snéha, 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
    Der Schnee schmilzt, wegen des heißen Wetters.
    The snow is melting because of the hot weather.
  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.

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

Schnee m

  1. snow

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German snē, from Old High German snēo from Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz (snow), from Proto-Indo-European *snóygʷʰos (snow). Compare German Schnee, Dutch sneeuw, English snow, Swedish snö.

Noun[edit]

Schnee m

  1. snow

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schnee m

  1. snow