- why; wherefore.
Origin of forwhy
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Examples from the Web for forwhy
In o dayes come Ihone baptist prechand in desert of e Iewry, & seyand, Do ȝe penaunce; forwhy e kyngdome of heuyne sal come negh.
- for what reason; why
- (subordinating) because
Old English for hwī