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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A little while; a moment, an instant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little while; a moment.

Etymologies

Middle English handwhile, from Old English handhwīl ("an instant"), equivalent to hand +‎ while. Cognate with Middle High German hantwile ("handwhile"). (Wiktionary)

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