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 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London: William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.IX, Ch.xxxviij:
      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, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, [], printed at London: [] Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      , 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 [].
    • 1874, Ernest Myers (transl.), The Extant Odes of Pindar, translated into English, Olympian Ode V, page 16.
      [] the river Oanis, and the lake of his native land, and the sacred channels wherethrough doth Hipparis give water to the people, []