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forthan

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forthan, from Old English forþan, forþǣm (for that reason, because), from for + þǣm, dative case of þæt (that). More at for, than, that, for that.

ConjunctionEdit

forthan

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) For this reason; therefore.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) For the reason that; because.

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