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forwhy

[ fawr-hwahy, -wahy ]

adverb

  1. why; wherefore.


conjunction

forwhy

/ fɔːˈwaɪ /

adverb

  1. for what reason; why


conjunction

  1. subordinating because

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Word History and Origins

Origin of forwhy1

before 1000; Middle English; Old English for hwī. See for, why

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Word History and Origins

Origin of forwhy1

Old English for hwī

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Example Sentences

In o dayes come Ihone baptist prechand in desert of e Iewry, & seyand, Do ȝe penaunce; forwhy e kyngdome of heuyne sal come negh.

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