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whenas

[hwen-az, wen-, hwuh n-, wuh n-]
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conjunction
  1. Archaic.
    1. when.
    2. inasmuch as.
  2. Obsolete. whereas.
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Origin of whenas

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at when, as1
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whenas

conjunction
  1. archaic
    1. when; whenever
    2. inasmuch as; while
  2. obsolete whereas; although
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Word Origin and History for whenas

conj.

early 15c., from when + as.

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