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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English whider, from Old English hwider, alteration of hwæder, from Proto-Germanic *hwadrê.

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whither (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, formal, poetic or literary) To what place.
    Antonym: whence
  2. (informal, humorous) Into what future state; where next.
    • 2018, Tommie Gorman, “Whither now the DUP?”, in RTE.ie[2]:
      Whither now the DUP? [title]
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here there where
to hither thither whither
from hence thence whence

Etymology 2 edit

See wuther.

Verb edit

whither (third-person singular simple present whithers, present participle whithering, simple past and past participle whithered)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete, dialectal) To wuther.