[hwair-fruhm, -from, wair-]

conjunction, adverb

from which; whence.

Origin of wherefrom

First recorded in 1480–90; where + from
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Historical Examples of wherefrom

  • Wherefrom do they acquire these tendencies, these peculiarities?


    Swami Abhedananda

  • Wherefrom the Breton judged, as at Winchester, that Hereward had no lust to fight.

  • On one occasion the enemy and ourselves rushed for the top of two different kopjes, wherefrom to pepper one another.

  • They promised what he would; wherefrom they all fared well, when King Gunther saw fair Brunhild.

  • Folker and Hagen gan speak to Etzel all their mind, wherefrom these heroes bold and good came thereafter into danger.

British Dictionary definitions for wherefrom



from what or where? whence?


from which place; whence
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