Definition of e'er in English:

e'er

adverb

  • literary form of ever
    • ‘Now let's get a move on because if we e'er want to come close to them pirates, we needs to hurry.’
    • ‘But, unfortunately, now is not the time for soft-peddling the truth like this (if e'er a time there be).’
    • ‘Before the Mousetrap, Hamlet calls Horatio ‘as just a man / As e'er [his] conversation cop'd withal ’.’
    • ‘No man that's born of woman Shall e'er have power upon thee.’

Pronunciation

e'er

/ɛː/