vinew

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of finew, from Middle English, from Old English fyne (moisture, mold, mildew), from Proto-Germanic *funiz, *funją (moisture, mold), from Proto-Indo-European *pan- (mud, slush, morass). Related to Middle Low German vunsch and Middle Dutch vunsc (musty), Old English fenn (swamp, bog). More at fen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vinew (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) moldiness, mould

Verb[edit]

vinew (third-person singular simple present vinews, present participle vinewing, simple past and past participle vinewed)

  1. (obsolete) To become musty or mouldy.

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