Origin of thither
Examples from the Web for thither
Hugh puffed, his hair flopping hither and thither as the photographers hosed him down.
Thither i'th' evening, and which is the most infliction, Only to insult upon our miseries.Cler.The Little French Lawyer|Francis Beaumont
Henri accompanied me thither, and that, while they remained there, nothing happened to excite any alarm.The Mysteries of Udolpho|Ann Radcliffe
I smiled to myself as I saw them hurrying hither and thither about their numerous affairs.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for thither
Word Origin for thither
Word Origin and History for thither
Old English þider "to or toward that place," altered (by influence of its opposite hider) from earlier þæder "to that place," from Proto-Germanic *thadra- (cf. Old Norse þaðra "there"), from *tha (see that) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (cf. Gothic -dre, Sanskrit -tra). The medial -th- developed in Middle English but was rare before early 16c. (cf. gather, murder, burden).
Idioms and Phrases with thither
see hither and thither.