December 1, 2005

Relating to snow

Today's A.Word.A.Day was "nival": Of, growing in, or relating to, snow.

I've never heard or seen this word in conversation or print, and I live in a place where the incidence of snow is high.

Posted by robe0419 at December 1, 2005 4:04 PM

You usually don't hear words like nival in this country. Americans tend to branch out into the more challenging and erudite synonyms such as: 'snowy','very snowy',and 'a lot of snow'. Cheers and here's to hoping your recovery is coming along well.

Posted by: duncan at December 1, 2005 7:42 PM

A new word! Good to know.

Posted by: Pat at December 8, 2005 11:46 PM