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whilom

[ hwahy-luhm, wahy- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪ ləm, ˈwaɪ- /
Archaic.
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adjective
former; erstwhile: whilom friends.
adverb
at one time.
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Origin of whilom

before 900; Middle English; Old English hwīlum at times, dative plural of hwīlwhile (noun)
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British Dictionary definitions for whilom

whilom
/ (ˈwaɪləm) archaic /

adverb
formerly; once
adjective
(prenominal) one-time; former

Word Origin for whilom

Old English hwīlum, dative plural of hwīl while; related to Old High German hwīlōm, German weiland of old
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