Linguistic question

20140206-102805.jpgIn Norwegian, an umbrella is called paraply. It takes its name from the French (presumably) parapluie. It means defence against the rain.

A parasol is designed to use as defence against the sun.

This lady in front of me today was using her umbrella to protect herself against the snow. I wonder if there is a phrase for that. Or if (since) snow is cold rain it therefore uses the same phrase?

By Anne

Anne is a librarian by day. By night, she reads. She knits. She watches movies and television shows. She enjoys board games. And posting on royal related forums.

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