I was wondering why Thai word for "snow" was sounding similar to Slavic word for "winter":
Also, "Himalaya" हिमालय
[himā-laya] is commonly referred as "abode of the snow": हिम
[himā] + आलय
Looking in M.Vasmer's "Etymological dictionary of Russian language", I found that Proto-Slavic
*zīmā is related to Ancient Greek
χεῖμών. Also, the Latin word for "winter" is
Despite it seems evident that Slavic word is originated from PIE, I found no sources to cite. So my question is: is it true that Slavic "zima" derived from PIE words for "snow"?