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snow-white

[snoh-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈsnoʊˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt/
adjective
1.
white as snow.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English snāwhwīt
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-white

snow-white

adjective
1.
white as snow
2.
pure as white snow
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Word Origin and History for snow-white
adj.

Old English snawhwit, from snow (n.) + white (adj.). Cf. Dutch sneeuwwit, Middle Low German snewhit, German schneeweiss, Old Norse snæhvitr, Swedish snöhvit, Danish snehvid. The fairy tale is so-called from 1885, translating German Schneewittchen in Grimm; the German name used in English by 1858.

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