before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English eftsones, alteration of Old English eftsōna, from Old English eft after + sōna soon; akin to Old English æfter after
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“Eftsoons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eftsoons. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
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