(wĕn-ăz′, hwĕn-)
conj. Archaic
1. When.
2. Whereas.


1. archaic
a. when; whenever
b. inasmuch as; while
2. obsolete whereas; although


(ʰwɛnˈæz, wɛn-, ʰwən-, wən-)

Archaic. when.
References in classic literature ?
Ye will note that I have but these four left; yet were they sixteen whenas I got me from Camelot.
Now I remember comrades - Old playmates on new seas - Whenas we traded orpiment Among the savages.
Now whenas sacred Light began to dawne In EDEN on the humid Flours, that breathd Thir morning Incense, when all things that breath, From th' Earths great Altar send up silent praise To the Creator, and his Nostrils fill With gratefull Smell, forth came the human pair And joynd thir vocal Worship to the Quire Of Creatures wanting voice, that done, partake The season, prime for sweetest Sents and Aires: Then commune how that day they best may ply Thir growing work: for much thir work outgrew The hands dispatch of two Gardning so wide.
Spine slub Squabble-Speak sub-- statuary-- Sylla/Bled Garjey, auric fin spun key skins --acro pleural petal fugal --thick fat spat fast whenas crack & hammer--(House 61)
As I, exhaled with thy fire-darting beams Have oft driven back the horses of the night, Whenas they would have haled thee from my sight?
True, But Malta hates me, and in hating me, My life's in danger; and what boots it thee, Poor Barabas, to be the governor, Whenas thy life shall be at their command?
Is that why Francizka seems to be fudging the truth about her own past, claiming to have lost her family in a World War II bombing raid whenas the narrator discovers on a trip to Budapestthe building they lived in was never bombed at all?
strange, or monstrous, whenas they proceed from naturall causes?
UPON JULIA'S CLOTHES Whenas in silks my Julia goes, Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows That liquefaction of her clothes.
Whenas the doctrine of Plato and Chrysippus with their followers the Academics and the Stoics, who knew not what a consummat and most adorned Pandora was bestow'd upon Adam to be the nurse and guide of his arbitrary happinesse and perseverance, I mean his native innocence and perfection, which might have kept him from being our true Epimetheus, and though they taught of vertue and vice to be both the gift of divine destiny, they could yet find reasons not invalid, to justifie the counsels of God and Fate from the insulsity of mortall tongues: That mans own freewill self corrupted is the adequat and sufficient cause of his disobedience besides [i.
In that sense, Gerrard Winstanley in his work A Letter to Lord Fairfax and His Councell Of War (1649) wrote: "What need then have we of any outward, selfish, confused Laws made, to uphold the power of covetousnesse, whenas we have the righteous Law written in our hearts, teaching us to walk purely in the Creation" (Winstanley, 1965, 284).