whilst etymology

English word whilst comes from English -t, English whiles

Detailed word origin of whilst

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-t English (eng) An excrescent ending appended to words suffixed with -s. (no longer productive) Forms the past tense and/or past participle of some verbs (leapt, kept, dreamt, etc).
whiles English (eng) (archaic, or, Scotland) meanwhile. (archaic, or, Scotland) sometimes; at times (archaic, or, dialect) while.
whilst English (eng) (British, rare or literary in North America) While, at the same time.

Words with the same origin as whilst

Descendants of -t
against amidst amongst burnt learnt midst