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forwhy

[fawr-hwahy, -wahy] /fɔrˈʰwaɪ, -ˈwaɪ/ Archaic.
adverb
1.
why; wherefore.
conjunction
2.
Origin of forwhy
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English for hwī. See for, why
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forwhy

/fɔːˈwaɪ/
adverb
1.
for what reason; why
conjunction
2.
(subordinating) because
Word Origin
Old English for hwī
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