Vinnewed meaning

(dialectal) Mouldy.
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(archaic) Musty.

Many of Chaucer's words are become, as it were, vinnewed and hoary with over-long lying. --F. Beaumont.

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Origin of vinnewed

  • From Middle English vinnewed, past participle of vinnewen (“to be mouldy”), from Old English fynegian (“to become mouldy”), from fyniġ (“mouldy, musty”). Related to Old English fyne (“moisture, mold, mildew”). More at finew.
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