See also: ποθέν and πόθεν

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From Proto-Indo-European *kʷos (who) +‎ -θεν (-then, locative suffix).

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ποθεν (pothen) (enclitic)

  1. from somewhere
    • 472 BCE, Aeschylus, The Persians 354:
      ἦρξεν μέν, ὦ δέσποινα, τοῦ παντὸς κακοῦ φανεὶς ἀλάστωρ ἢ κακὸς δαίμων ποθέν
      êrxen mén, ô déspoina, toû pantòs kakoû phaneìs alástōr ḕ kakòs daímōn pothén
      My Queen, some destructive power or evil spirit, appearing from somewhere, caused the beginning of our utter rout.

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