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>> Hima (from Sanskrit) is good, among other things, because it's
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> easy to
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>> remember - everybody knows the Himalaya "sojourn of winter/snows".
>> Thanks to Olivier for the idea!
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> Actually, no I wasn't aware of that meaning.  Does the Sanskrit word
> carry over into modern Indic languages?  
Latin "hiems", but this doesn't seem to have survived into any 
present-day languages

Geoffrey King