betimes

[ bih-tahymz ]
/ bɪˈtaɪmz /

adverb

early; in good time: He was up betimes doing his lessons.
occasionally; at times.
Archaic. within a short time; soon.

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Origin of betimes

1275–1325; Middle English bitimes, equivalent to bitime (from phrase bi time by time) + -s -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for betimes

betimes
/ (bɪˈtaɪmz) /

adverb archaic

in good time; early
in a short time; soon

Word Origin for betimes

C14 bitimes; see by, time
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