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erstwhile

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English

Etymology

From Middle English erest; "soonest, earliest, first" (cf. [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] erste, see ere); + Middle English while (q.v.).

Adjective

erstwhile (not comparable)

Positive
erstwhile

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. former

Adverb

erstwhile (not comparable)

Positive
erstwhile

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. formerly; in the past

Synonyms

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