[nahy-vuh l]
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Origin of nival

1650–60; < Latin nivālis of, belonging to snow, snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ālis -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for nival

wintry, stormy, fluffy, pure, soft, spotless, white, nival, niveous

British Dictionary definitions for nival


  1. of or growing in or under snow

Word Origin for nival

C17: from Latin nivālis, from nix snow
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