umwhile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English umwhile, umwhyle, umbewhile, from the phrase umbe while (literally at times, at some time). More at umbe, while.

Adjective[edit]

umwhile (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects, chiefly Scotland) erstwhile; late; former.

Adverb[edit]

umwhile (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects, chiefly Scotland) formerly; late; whilom.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

um- +‎ while

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

umwhile (not comparable)

  1. formerly

Adjective[edit]

umwhile (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) erstwhile, former, late, deceased