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Number: 1805
Root: sneigʷh-
English meaning: to snow; snow
German meaning: `schneien, (sich) zusammen ballen'
Derivatives: snigʷh-, snoigʷho-s `Schnee'
Material: Präkrit. siṇeha- (= ai. snēha-) `Schnee'; av. snaēža- `schneien', pamir. šugni žǝnij `Schnee', (*snaiga-); gr. νίφα Akk. `Schnee', hom. ἀγάννιφος `sehr beschneit', νείφει (νί̄φει) `es schneit', νιφάς `Schneeflocke' (νιφετός `Schneegestöber'), lat. nix, nivis `Schnee', nivit `es schneit' (wohl ī); Nasal-präs. ninguit (ninxit) ds.;

    ir. snigid `es tropft, regnet', snige n. `Tropfen, Fließen', snecht(a)e `Schnee' (zum t-Formans vgl. νιφετός); cymr. nyf `Schnee', nyfio `schneien';

    ahd. ags. snīwan `schneien' (st. V., Partiz. gi-snigan, vgl. noch nhd. bair. Partiz. geschniwen; sonst nhd. schw. V.), aisl. snýr `es schneit' (Partiz. snifinn `verschneit'); got. snaiws `Schnee' = ags. snāw, ahd. snēo (Gen. snēwes);

    lit. sniẽgas, lett. snìegs (Vokal vom Verb übernommen) `Schnee', snaĩgala `Schneeflocke', sniẽga `es schneit', Inf. snìgti, apr. snaygis `Schnee', aksl. sněgъ `Schnee'.

References: WP. II 695, WH. II 169 f., Trautmann 272 f., Vasmer 2, 680, R. L. Turner BSOAS 18, 449 f.; vgl. ai. sníhyati `wird feucht, heftet sich', snēha- m. `Klebrigkeit, Öl, Fett'.
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