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forwhy

[ fawr-hwahy, -wahy ]
/ fɔrˈʰwaɪ, -ˈwaɪ /
Archaic.
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adverb
why; wherefore.
conjunction
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Origin of forwhy

before 1000; Middle English; Old English for hwī.See for, why
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British Dictionary definitions for forwhy

forwhy
/ (fɔːˈwaɪ) archaic /

adverb
for what reason; why
conjunction
(subordinating) because

Word Origin for forwhy

Old English for hwī
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