Himalaya

from Sanskrit himalayah, literally "abode of snow," from hima "snow," from PIE *ghi-mo-, from a possible PIE base for "winter" (see hibernation) + alayah "abode," derivative of layate "sticks, stays," from PIE root *(s)lei- "sticky" (see lime (n.1)). Related: Himalayas; Himalayan.

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