DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯lən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wilen, from Old Dutch wīlon, dative plural of wīla (while). Cognate with English whilom.

AdjectiveEdit

wijlen (not comparable)

  1. late, deceased
InflectionEdit
Inflection of wijlen
uninflected wijlen
inflected wijlen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial wijlen
indefinite m./f. sing. wijlen
n. sing. wijlen
plural wijlen
definite wijlen
partitive

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

wijlen

  1. Plural form of wijl (brief period of time)

NounEdit

wijlen

  1. Plural form of wijl (veil)
  2. Plural form of wijle (veil)

Middle DutchEdit

AdverbEdit

wijlen

  1. Alternative spelling of wilen