One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shower of rain.
Old English. Cognate with or formed similarly to Middle Dutch regenschuyr (in Teuthonista; Dutch (now regional) regenschoer), German Regenschauer, Old Icelandic regnskúr, Old Swedish räghnskur (Swedish regnskur), Danish (now regional) regnskur from the Germanic base of rain + the Germanic base of shower.
rain shower/ˈreɪn ˌʃaʊə/
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