Eftsoons
Eftsoon Eft*soon", Eftsoons Eft*soons", adv. [OE. eftsone, eftsones; AS. eft + s[=o]na soon. See {Eft}, and {Soon}.] Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

And, if he fall from his capel [horse] eftsone. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The champion stout eftsoons dismounted. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • eftsoons — [eft so͞on′eft so͞onz′] adv. 〚ME eftsone < OE eftsona /span> EFT2 + sona: see SOON〛 1. Archaic a) soon afterward …   Universalium

  • eftsoons — obsolete or archaic way of saying soon afterward, from O.E. eftsona a second time, repeatedly, soon after, again, from eft afterward, again, a second time (from P.Gmc. *aftiz, from PIE root *apo off, away; see APO (Cf. apo) ) + sona immediately… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eftsoons — [eft so͞on′eft so͞onz′] adv. [ME eftsone < OE eftsona < EFT2 + sona: see SOON] 1. Archaic a) soon afterward b) immediately 2. Obs. repeatedly …   English World dictionary

  • eftsoons — adverb Etymology: Middle English eftsones, alteration of Old English eftsōna, from Old English eft after + sōna soon; akin to Old English æfter after Date: before 12th century archaic soon after …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eftsoons — soon after Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • eftsoons — ad. See eftsoon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eftsoons — eft·soons …   English syllables

  • eftsoons — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eftsoon — Eft*soon , Eftsoons Eft*soons , adv. [OE. eftsone, eftsones; AS. eft + s[=o]na soon. See {Eft}, and {Soon}.] Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] And, if he fall from his capel [horse] eftsone. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • again — (adv.) late O.E. agan, from earlier ongean toward, opposite, against, in exchange for, from on on (see ON (Cf. on)) + gegn against, toward, compounded for a sense of lined up facing, opposite, and in the opposite direction, returning. For gegn,… …   Etymology dictionary

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