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. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey-m-r-ino-, from *ǵʰey-

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Noun[edit]

hiver m ‎(plural hivers)

  1. winter

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See also[edit]

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

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