Origin of thither
Examples from the Web for thither
Contemporary Examples of thither
Hugh puffed, his hair flopping hither and thither as the photographers hosed him down.Why We Adore Liz Hurley's Love Life
April 6, 2011
Historical Examples of thither
Here the guests were assembled, and thither we bent our steps.In the Valley
It was true that Sidney was happy in his new home, and thither we must now trace him.Night and Morning, Complete
Behind the gratings, the figures of women were moving hither and thither.Casanova's Homecoming
Thither came the Sheriff and was shown into the King's presence.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
And she is borne hither and thither on the wings of the whirlwind.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Word Origin 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).
see hither and thither.