quondam

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Borrowed from Latin quondam. Compare whilom.

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quondam (not comparable)

  1. (formal) Former; once; at one time.
    Synonyms: erstwhile; see also Thesaurus:former

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cum (when) (older quom) + -dam (demonstrative ending).

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quondam (not comparable)

  1. at a certain time, at one time, once, heretofore, formerly
  2. sometimes

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