olden

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Etymology 1[edit]

From old +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

olden (not comparable)

  1. From or relating to a previous era.
    • Cole Porter, Anything Goes
      In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now heaven knows, anything goes.
  2. Old; ancient.
    • 1857, Martha Griffith Browne, Autobiography of a Female Slave (page 347)
      We [] told over the story of past sufferings, and renewed olden vows of devotion.

Etymology 2[edit]

From old +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

olden (third-person singular simple present oldens, present participle oldening, simple past and past participle oldened)

  1. (intransitive) To grow old; age; assume an older appearance or character; become affected by age.
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Noun[edit]

olden m (definite singular oldenen; indefinite plural oldener; definite plural oldenene)

  1. (archaic) mast (tree fruit, nut)