a disagreeable tingling sensation in the extremities, caused by cold; numbness of the fingers or toes ...1816 Eng. dial. (Cornwall)
[in some parts of Cornwall it is pronounced 'wonders']
? from Welsh gwynrew numbness from the cold; gwyndraw numbness, stupor
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1816 - The History of Cornwall, Civil, Military, Religious, etc."
By: Richard Polwhele, 1816
"I have the gwenders in my fingers."
From: Glossary of Words in use in Cornwall
By: Miss M.A. Courtney, Thomas Q. Couch, 1880
• A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, James Halliwell, 1855
• The English Dialect Dictionary, Joseph Wright, 1898-1905
• Glossary of Words in use in Cornwall,
Miss M.A. Courtney, Thomas Q. Couch, 1880