bedewed vs dewy what difference

what is difference between bedewed and dewy

English

Etymology

be- +‎ dew +‎ -ed

Adjective

bedewed (comparative more bedewed, superlative most bedewed)

  1. Covered with or as if with dew.
Synonyms
  • dewy, rorid; see also Thesaurus:bedewed

Translations

Verb

bedewed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bedew


English

Etymology

From Middle English dewy, deuhy, from Old English dēawiġ, from Old English dēaw. Equivalent to dew +‎ y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.i/, /ˈdʒuː.i/, /ˈduː.i/

Adjective

dewy (comparative dewier or more dewy, superlative dewiest or most dewy)

  1. Covered by dew.
    Synonyms: bedewed, rory; see also Thesaurus:bedewed
  2. Having the quality of bearing droplets of water.
  3. Fresh and innocent.
    • 1814, 16 March, Percy Bysshe Shelley letter to Hogg, Thy Gentle Face
      Thy dewy looks sink in my breast
      Thy gentle words stir poison there;

Derived terms

  • dewy-eyed

Translations

Anagrams

  • wyde, wyed

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • deuhy

Etymology

From Old English dēawiġ, from Old English dēaw. Equivalent to dew +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛu̯.iː/

Adjective

dewy

  1. Resembling dew; dewy
  2. Resembling water.

Descendants

  • English: dewy

References

  • “deuī, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-15.

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