hiver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hive +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

hiver (plural hivers)

  1. One who collects bees into a hive.
    • 1820, A. B. Herbert, A. P. Beresford, Alexander Dedekind, Of Bees (page 516)
      The hiver must have his face and hands defended, as above-mentioned, and accompanied by a person holding a chafing-dish, with a coal fire, covered with moist peat, to make the greater smoke []

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French hyver, from Old French hyveir, yver, iver, from Latin hībernum (tempus) (a borrowing, according to the Trésor de la Langue Française, and first documented in 1282), whence also Italian inverno and Spanish invierno. Closely related to Catalan hivern. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey-m-r-ino-, from *ǵʰey-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiver m (plural hivers)

  1. winter

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Descendants[edit]

  • Louisiana Creole French: livè, livær, ivèr

See also[edit]

Seasons in French · saisons (layout · text) · category
printemps (spring) été (summer) automne (autumn) hiver (winter)

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Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English heyfer, from Old English hēahfore.

Noun[edit]

hiver

  1. heifer

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 46