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Why does PIE *sneygʷʰ- ("snow") give L. nix, Gk. νίφα (acc.)?

The PIE form you cite is the accusative singular, not the nominative singular. The PIE word is *snéygʷʰs ~ *snigʷʰés. Note that as this is an athematic noun it is necessary to cite both the nominative ...
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