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altern

[awl-tern, al-] /ˈɔl tərn, ˈæl-/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
alternate; following one another.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin altern(us) interchangeable, alternating, equivalent to alter the other (see alter) + -nus adj. suffix
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