Le Neve (1714).
The neve, which generally consists of broad sheets of great beauty, is formed from the freshly fallen snow during a series of alternate thaws and frosts.
These processes are accompanied by a gradual descent down the mountain side, during which the neve suffers consolidation, until it becomes compact glacier-ice.
The neve is thus the feeding ground of the glacier (q.v.).
The word neve (Lat.
- See C. Le Neve Foster's Ore and Stone Mining (6th ed., London, 1905), or G.
Spanish Gasper de Portola Filipe de Barri Felipe de Neve Pedro Fages.
Wide, has been described as one great confluent neve field.