Snow: small, soft, white flakes of ice falling from the sky.
This word has been in our language since the beginning. In Old English, snow was snaw.
English is a Germanic language. Finding similar words in the Germanic languages, then, comes as no surprise.
- German: Scnee
- Norwegian: snø
- Icelandic: snjór
- Danish: sne
- Afrikaans: sneeu
- Sweedish: snö
Old English, and the Germanic languages often combine two smaller words to create new concepts. For example, snow plus fall becomes snowfall. Snow plus man becomes snowman. It goes on. Snowball, snowdrift, snowflake, snowstorm and snowshoe. Those seem rather obvious.
Sometimes, English creates entirely new concepts. Snow plus bird, for example, becomes a person from Michigan who thinks Michigan is great and all, but would much rather be in Florida during the winter.
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