whereunto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From where +‎ unto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

whereunto (not comparable)

  1. (archaic or formal, sometimes interrogative) Unto what or which; to what purpose.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, XVIII:
      I will retire as soon as you have told
      Whereunto leadeth this lost thread of gold.
    • a. 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, An Introduction to a Breviary of the History of England []
      [] for that they were content somewhat to unwrest the sovereignty from the height whereunto he had strained it; which brought the state to a better proportion of harmony.

Synonyms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

whereunto

  1. (archaic or formal) unto which

See also[edit]

Here-, there-, and where- words