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n?v? ( (noun) – 1. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
2. (a) A snow field at the head of a glacier.
(b) The granular snow typically found in such a field.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Field of granular snow, firn,” 1843, from French n?v? (19th century), probably from Savoyard n?vi “mass of snow,” from Latin nivem (nominative nix) “snow” (source of French neige), from PIE root *sneigwh- “snow, to snow”.