Definition of quondam
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LEM
quondam
(demonstr. ending) -dam
adverb
  1. at some time, at one time, once, heretofore, formerly, on a time
  2. at certain times, at times, sometimes, once in a while
  3. [of the future] one day, some day
Abbreviations
quondam adv. quom+(demonstr. ending) -dam, at some time, at one time, once, heretofore, formerly, on a time: Olim isti fuit generi quondam quaestus, T.: decrevit quondam senatus: omnia quae sunt conclusa nunc artibus, dissipata quondam fuerunt: ut quondam Marsaeus, H.: At quondam, dum, etc., O.: celebri quondam urbe et copiosā: vestros quondam nautas duxit, once yours: Cyro quondam rege, late, Cu.

—At certain times, at times, sometimes, once in a while: cum saepe lapidum, terrae interdum, quondam etiam lactis imber defluxit: quondam citharā tacentem Suscitat Musam, H.: Quondam etiam victis redit in praecordia virtus, V.

—Of the future, one day, some day: Hic tamen ad melius poterit transcurrere quondam, H.
 
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