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Névé

Névé is a young, granular type of snow which has been partially melted, refrozen and compacted, yet precedes the form of ice. This type of snow is associated with glacier formation through the process of nivation. Névé that survives a full season of ablation turns into firn, which is both older and slightly denser. Firn eventually becomes glacial ice–the long-lived, compacted ice that glaciers are composed of. Glacier formation can take days to years depending on freeze-thaw factors. Névé is annually observed in skiing slopes, and is generally disliked as an icy falling zone.

Névé has a minimum density of 500 kg/m³.

Névé can also refer to the alpine region in which snowfall accumulates, becomes névé, and feeds a glacier.

Neve (American band)

Neve was a pop rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. The band released one album on Columbia Records, and scored one hit single in 1999, "It's Over Now."

Neve (British band)

Neve is a band consisting of Angela John, Daniel Sherman and Paul Newton. They returned Y-Traxx's 1997 song Mystery Land to #70 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

neve

"field of granular snow, firn," 1843, from French névé (19c.), probably from Savoyard névi "mass of snow," from Latin nivem (nominative nix) "snow" (source of French neige), from PIE root *sneigwh- "snow, to snow" (see snow (n.)).

Wiktionary

neve

n. 1 (context rare or obsolete English) nephew. 2 (context rare or obsolete English) A male cousin. 3 (context rare or obsolete English) A grandson. 4 (context rare English) A spendthrift.

Usage examples of "neve".

Quorum etsi paucitatem contemnebat, tamen pertinaciam magna poena esse adficiendam iudicabat, ne universa Gallia non sibi vires defuisse ad resistendum Romanis, sed constantiam putaret, neve hoc exemplo ceterae civitates locorum opportunitate fretae se vindicarent in libertatem, cum omnibus Gallis notum esse sciret reliquam esse unam aestatem suae provinciae, quam si sustinere potuissent, nullum ultra periculum vererentur.

Quem vier siga o mappa e trepe pela neve de Sheba peito a esquerda ate chegar ao bica, do lado norte do qual esta a grande estrada do Solomao por elle feita, donde ha tres dias de jornada ate ao Palacio do Rei.

Arverni circumsistunt atque obsecrant, ut suis fortunis consulat, neve ab hostibus diripiautur, praesertim cum videat omne ad se bellum translatum.

Inspector Neve, the expert in night - clubs, arrived, and Reggie blinked at him.

La neve e la pólvere si erano già accumulate sui resti della casa, celando la violenza dell'attacco degli stranieri.

I carri dei mercanti avevano già spianato i cumuli di neve, e così poterono procedere spediti.

Neve aurum addito ast quoi aura dentes vincti erunt im cum illo sepelire & urere, se fraude esto.

Alla fine trovò un sorbo rosso solitario in cima a una collinetta brulla, i rami grigi coperti di neve che svettavano come dita scheletriche verso il cielo.

La neve era disseminata di pezzi di terraglia bianca e mattoni rossicci del comignolo.

Dormirà sulla fredda terra, dove i venti invernali soffiano e la neve turbina furiosa, se solo potrà trovarsi accanto al suo padrone.