[suhm-hwahyl, -wahyl]

adverb Archaic.

at some former time.
at one time or another; sometime.
at times; sometimes.
for some time.

Origin of somewhile

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at some, while Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for somewhile

mid-12c., from some + while.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper