From Middle English therwith, from Old English þǣrwiþ (“therewith, in return, in exchange, against ”), equivalent to there + with. Cognate with Danish derved (“therewith”), Swedish därvid (“therewith, thereby”). Parallel with German damit (“therewith”), though etymologically different. See also theremid.
therewith (not comparable)
- With this, that or those.
- ca. 1370: He ȝaue ȝow fyue wittes//For to wershepen hym ther-with - Piers Plowman, ii-16
- I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. - Philippians, 4:11
- In addition to that; besides, moreover.
- To speak of strength and therewith hardiness. - Geoffrey Chaucer
- Thereupon, forthwith; with that being said or done.
- 1869: 'I take the privilege, Mistress Ruth, of saluting you.' ...And therewith I bussed her well. - Richard Blackmore, Lorna Doone, 1.
- thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, thereat, therebefore, therebeforn, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal
- hereabout, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunto, hereunder, hereupon, herewith
- whereabouts, whereas, whereafter, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal