dew: [OE] Dew is an ancient word, which can be traced back to the Indo-European base *dheu-; this also produced Greek thein ‘run’ and Sanskrit dhāv ‘flow, wash’ (whence, via Hindi, English dhobi ‘Indian washerman’ ) and dhaūtís ‘brook’. Its Germanic descendant was *dauwaz, which produced (besides English dew) German tau, Dutch dauw, and Swedish dagg. => dhobi
Old English deaw, from Proto-Germanic *dawwaz (cognates: Old Saxon dau, Old Frisian daw, Middle Dutch dau, Old High German tau, German Tau, Old Norse dögg "dew"), from PIE root *dheu- (2) "to flow" (cognates: Sanskrit dhavate "flows, runs").
1. The grass was wet with early morning dew.
2. Moisture in the atmosphere condensed into dew during the night.
3. The green boughs glittered with all their pearls of dew.
4. The dew on the branches drizzled our hair and shoulders.