variants or less commonly umwhile
chiefly Scottish
: of old : former, late, deceased

Word History


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

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“Umquhile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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