umquhile

adjective
um·​quhile
variants: or less commonly umwhile \ ˈəmˌ(h)wīl \

Definition of umquhile

chiefly Scottish
: of old : former, late, deceased

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History and Etymology for umquhile

Middle English, from Old English ymbhwīle, adverb, at times, sometimes, from ymb, ymbe around, about, at + hwīle while

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“Umquhile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umquhile. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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