olden

[ ohl-duh n ]
/ ˈoʊl dən /

adjective Literary.

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

Nearby words

  1. old-world,
  2. oldcastle,
  3. oldcastle, sir john,
  4. olde,
  5. olde-worlde,
  6. oldenbarneveldt,
  7. oldenburg,
  8. oldenburg, claes,
  9. older,
  10. oldest

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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Word Origin and History for olden

olden

adj.

early 15c., from old + -en (2).

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