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-

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /i.vɛʁ/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [i.væɛ̯ʁ], [i.vaɛ̯ʁ]
  • (file)
  • (Quebec, Gaspésie) IPA(key): [i.veːʁ]
  • (file)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [i.væ(ɾ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁ
  • Homophone: hivers

Noun[edit]

hiver m ‎(plural hivers)

  1. winter

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

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

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Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiver

  1. heifer

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)