whilend

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English whilende, from Old English hwīlende, hwīlwende (transitory, temporary, temporal), from hwīl (time, while) + -wende (moving, going about, turning, suffix), equivalent to while +‎ wending.

Adjective[edit]

whilend (comparative more whilend, superlative most whilend)

  1. (obsolete) Passing; temporal; temporary; not lasting; not permanent; transient; transitory; not eternal.

References[edit]

whilend in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911