dew

\ \ [OE] Dew is an ancient word, which can be traced back to the Indo-European base *dheu-; this also produced Greek theinrun’ and Sanskrit dhāvflow, wash’ (whence, via Hindi, English dhobiIndian washerman’ [19]) and dhaūtísbrook’. Its Germanic descendant was *dauwaz, which produced (besides English dew) German tau, Dutch dauw, and Swedish dagg.
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  • DEW — (Heb. טַל), condensation of water vapor on an object near the ground, whose temperature has fallen below the dew point of the surrounding air because of radiational cooling during the night. The conditions favoring the formation of dew are clear… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dew — (d[=u]), n. [AS. de[ a]w; akin to D. dauw, G. thau, tau, Icel. d[ o]gg, Sw. dagg, Dan. dug; cf. Skr. dhav, dh[=a]v, to flow. [root]72. Cf. {Dag} dew.] 1. Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DEW — steht als Abkürzung für Directed Energy Weapon, Waffensysteme, die mit gebündelter Energie militärische Ziele vertreiben, paralysieren, schädigen oder vernichten Distant Early Warning Line Dortmunder Energie und Wasserversorgung, ein deutsches… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dew — ist der Familienname mehrerer Personen: Eddie Dew (1909−1972), US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur John Dew (* 1944), britischer Regisseur und Intendant John Anthony Dew (* 1950), britischer Diplomat John Atcherley Dew (* 1948),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dew|y — «DOO ee, DYOO », adjective. dew|i|er, dew|i|est. 1. wet with dew: »from morn to dewy eve (Milton). 2. Figurative …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dew — Dew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dewing}.] To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew. [1913 Webster] The grasses grew A little ranker since they dewed them so. A. B. Saxton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dew — Dew, a. & n. Same as {Due}, or {Duty}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dew —   [djuː], John Roland, britischer Opernregisseur, * Santiago de Cuba 1. 6. 1944; studierte bei W. Felsenstein und Wieland Wagner. 1982 95 Oberspielleiter in Bielefeld, daneben auch als Gastregisseur tätig; 1995 2001 Generalintendant in Dortmund.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dew — O.E. deaw, from P.Gmc. *dawwaz (Cf. O.S. dau, O.Fris. daw, M.Du. dau, O.H.G. tau, Ger. Tau, O.N. dögg dew ), from PIE root *dheu (2) to flow (Cf. Skt. dhavate flows, runs ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dew — [do͞o, dyo͞o] n. [ME < OE deaw, akin to Ger tau < IE base * dheu , to run > Sans dhāvati, a spring, brook] 1. the condensation formed, usually during the night, on lawns, cars, etc. as a result of relatively warm air contacting a cool… …   English World dictionary

  • dew|i|ly — «DOO uh lee, DYOO », adverb. in a dewy manner; like dew …   Useful english dictionary

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