wherethrough

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From where +‎ through.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wherethrough (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Through which.
    There was also a small window, wherethrough a prisoner might conceivably escape.
  2. (obsolete) By means of which; whereby.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book IX:
      in hys harte he feryd sore that Sir Trystram sholde get hym such worship in the realme of Logrys wherethorow hymselff shuld nat be able to withstonde hym.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      They perceived her to be capable of diverse passions, and agitated by many languishing and painfull motions, wherethrough she fell into wearinesse and griefe [...].