whilom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hwīlum, dative plural of hwīl(while).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɪləm/, /ˈʍaɪləm/

Adverb[edit]

whilom ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) While.
  2. (dated) Once upon a time, formerly.

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Adjective[edit]

whilom ‎(not comparable)

  1. (now literary) Former, sometime.
    • 1879, John Pentland Mahaffy, Euripides, Chapter IV
      [] which moved all to pity by its picture of a whilom princess reduced to miserable poverty.

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Conjunction[edit]

whilom

  1. While.