whenas

[ hwen-az, wen-, hwuh n-, wuh n- ]
/ ʰwɛnˈæz, wɛn-, ʰwən-, wən- /
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conjunction

Archaic.
  1. when.
  2. inasmuch as.
Obsolete. whereas.

Nearby words

  1. when'll,
  2. when're,
  3. when's,
  4. when've,
  5. when-issued,
  6. whence,
  7. whencesoever,
  8. whene'er,
  9. whenever,
  10. whensoever

Origin of whenas

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

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British Dictionary definitions for whenas

whenas

/ (wɛnˈæz) /

conjunction

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

whenas

conj.

early 15c., from when + as.

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