[hwen-az, wen-, hwuh n-, wuh n-]
Origin of whenas
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Examples from the Web for whenas
Whenas the wheel which thou dost ever guide, Desired Spirit!The Vision of Paradise, Complete
A long time ago, by reason of lightness and malice, I spoke evil of my neighbour, whenas she bore two sons at a birth.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France
Marie de France
In what wise do ye note the wearing of the hours, whenas night grows old, if ye may not see the lights of heaven?
Sigurd answers, "Whenas men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword."
Then Gudrun areded the dream, and said that it betokened fire, whenas folk dreamed of iron.
- when; whenever
- inasmuch as; while
- obsolete whereas; although
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Word Origin and History for whenas
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