Whi"lom (?), adv. [AS. hwilum, properly, at times, dative pl. of hwil; akin to G. weiland formerly, OHG. hwilm, See While, n.]

Formerly; once; of old; erewhile; at times.

[Obs. or Poetic]

Spenser.

Whilom, as olde stories tellen us, There was a duke that highte Theseus. Chaucer.

 

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