winnow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word winnow
WINd + NOW = WINNOW so, the blowing wind helps to separate the CHAFF.
sounds like binno (hindi)- sift
its like window,when window is opened the chaff or mud or dust will be cleaned or get seperated
Win + now... you can win now...or win + owing...owing to something you could win a prize.
Winnow=Wind the minnow (the lesse one the chalf) form the grain.
winnow = win + now i.e winning is easy when u r good in something...therefore winnow is to separate good things from bad