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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whilom \Whi"lom\ (hw[imac]"l[u^]m), adv. [AS. hw[imac]lum, properly, at times, dative pl. of hw[imac]l; akin to G. weiland formerly, OHG. hw[imac]l[=o]m, See While, n.] Formerly; once; of old; erewhile; at times. [Obs. or Poetic] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Whilom, as olde stories tellen us, There was a duke that highte Theseus. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]