whereof

[hwair-uhv, -ov, wair-]

Origin of whereof

First recorded in 1150–1200, whereof is from the Middle English word wherof. See where, of1
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whereof

adverb
  1. of what or which person or thing?
pronoun
  1. of which (person or thing)the man whereof I speak is no longer alive
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Word Origin and History for whereof
adv.

c.1200, from where + of. Cf. Swedish hveraf, Danish hvoraf, Dutch waarvan.

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