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"Everybody has heard that the Eskimos have over forty different words for snow; quite a few people also know that this is an urban legend. What you probably did not know, however, is that Finnish does have over 40 words for snow — at least if we stretch the definition a bit to include all forms of frozen precipitation. Please note that absolutely no compound words are included, and I have even attempted to avoid including multiple words from the same root, eg. quite a few of these nouns could also be made into verbs or adjectives.
Frozen precipitation that is still falling
Frozen precipitation mixed with water
Frozen precipitation atop large bodies of water
Frozen precipitation on the ground
Frozen precipitation after human or animal intervention
Onomatopoetic verbs for walking on snow
Some of the above are pretty obscure, but these are downright bizarre. Finns who do not speak the dialect in question (marked in parentheses if known) will not understand these. And note that this is only a small sampling, linguists have recorded literally hundreds of these.
Depending on context, these may or may not refer to snow.