olden

[ ohl-duh n ]
/ ˈoʊl dən /

adjective Literary.

of or relating to the distant past or bygone times; ancient.

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earnest

Origin of olden

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at old, -en2
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British Dictionary definitions for olden

olden
/ (ˈəʊldən) /

adjective

an archaic or poetic word for old in olden days; in olden times
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