forthy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forthy, from Old English forþȳ, forþon (because, since), from for + þȳ, þon (by that, therefore), instrumental case of þæt (that); compare Old Norse fyrir því (at) (Danish & Norwegian fordi (because), Swedish för att). More at for, the.

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Adverb[edit]

forthy (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Therefore.
    • Robert Henryson
      Forthy as now, I purpose for to wryte... Forthy as now schortlie to conclude.
  2. (obsolete) For this, for this reason; on this account.
    • Edmund Spenser
      Thomalin, have no care for thy.

Conjunction[edit]

forthy

  1. Because, for sake, forwhy.
  2. Since.

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