hither

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EtymologyEdit

Old English hider, from Proto-Germanic *hidrê. Cognate with Latin citer.

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hither ‎(not comparable)

  1. (literary or archaic) To this place, to here.
    He went hither and thither.
  2. over here

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hither ‎(not comparable)

  1. (archaic) On this side; the nearer.
    • 1954, The essential Not-self could be perceived very clearly in things and in living creatures on the hither side of good and evil. — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 30)

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