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|Word Of The Day! 'quondam' And Origin by Researchclue: 9:32am On Oct 26, 2020|
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[ kwon-duhm, -dam ]
:- former; onetime
1. The quondam beauty queen was much more exotic than the one currently being crowned. ·
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF QUONDAM?
The Latin adverb quondam, “formerly, anciently, once (upon a time),” has been used in English as a noun, “the former holder of an office,” as an adverb meaning “formerly, at one time,” and, currently and solely, as an adjective meaning “former, onetime.” All three usages in English occur close together in the first half of the 16th century. Quondam breaks down to the adverbial conjunction cum or quom “at the time that, when.” The particle –dam, however, is of uncertain origin.
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