forwhy

[ fawr-hwahy, -wahy ]
/ fɔrˈʰwaɪ, -ˈwaɪ /
Archaic.
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adverb

why; wherefore.

conjunction


Nearby words

  1. forwardly,
  2. forwardmost,
  3. forwardness,
  4. forwards,
  5. forwent,
  6. forworn,
  7. forza,
  8. forzando,
  9. fos,
  10. fosbury

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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