quondam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin quondam

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Adjective[edit]

quondam (not comparable)

  1. Former; once; at one time.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cum (when) (older quom) + -dam (demonstrative ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quondam (not comparable)

  1. at a certain time, at one time, once, heretofore, formerly
  2. sometimes

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References[edit]

  • quondam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quondam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quondam”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • quondam in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette