quondam
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkwɒndəm/
Adjective

quondam (not comparable)

  1. Former; once; at one time.
    • 16th c., William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, act III, scene I.
      This is the quondam king.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 8:
      For the sleeper on the couch was not Akeley at all, but my quondam guide Noyes.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: бы́вший



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