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adverb Archaic.
  1. soon after.
  2. once again; anew.
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British Dictionary definitions for eftsoons


adverb archaic
  1. soon afterwards
  2. repeatedly
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Word Origin

Old English eft sōna, literally: afterwards soon
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Word Origin and History for eftsoons


obsolete or archaic way of saying "soon afterward," from Old English eftsona "a second time, repeatedly, soon after, again," from eft "afterward, again, a second time" (from Proto-Germanic *aftiz, from PIE root *apo- "off, away;" see apo-) + sona "immediately" (see soon). Not in living use since 17c.

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