thither


thither

adverb

  1. Also thith·er·ward [thith-er-werd, th ith-] /ˈθɪð ər wərd, ˈðɪð-/, thith·er·wards. to or toward that place or point; there.

adjective

  1. on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.

adverb

  1. obsolete, or formal to or towards that place; in that directionthe flowers and music which attract people thither

adv.Old English þider “to or toward that place,” altered (by influence of its opposite hider) from earlier þæder “to that place,” from Proto-Germanic *thadra- (cf. Old Norse þaðra “there”), from *tha (see that) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (cf. Gothic -dre, Sanskrit -tra). The medial -th- developed in Middle English but was rare before early 16c. (cf. gather, murder, burden). see hither and thither.

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