Forwhy
Forwhy For*why", conj. [For + why, AS. hw?, instrumental case of hw[=a] who.] Wherefore; because. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • forwhy — [fôr hwī′] adv. [ME forwhi < OE for hwy, wherefore: see FOR1 & WHY] Now Dial. why; wherefore conj. Obs. because …   English World dictionary

  • forwhy — conjunction Because. For fruitless grafts, when they are too much lopped, / More fruitless are, forwhy their fruits are stopped …   Wiktionary

  • forwhy — I. fȯrˈ(h)wī, fȯ(ə)ˈ adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English for hwī, for hwȳ, from for (I) + hwī, hwȳ, instr. of hwæt what more at what chiefly dialect …   Useful english dictionary

  • forwhy — /fawr hwuy , wuy /, Archaic. adv. 1. why; wherefore. conj. 2. because. [bef. 1000; ME; OE for hwi. See FOR, WHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • forwhy — for·why …   English syllables

  • forwhy — /fɔˈwaɪ/ (say faw wuy) Archaic (sometimes humorous) –adverb 1. why. –conjunction 2. because …   Australian English dictionary

  • forthy — 1. adverb /fə(ɹ)ˈðaɪ,fɚˈðaɪ/ a) Therefore. Forthy as now, I purpose for to wryte...Forthy as now schortlie to conclude Robert Henryson b) For this, for this reason; on this account. Thomalin, have no care for thy. Spenser. 2. conjunction… …   Wiktionary

  • For — For, conj. 1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. [1913 Webster] And for of long that way had walk[ e]d none, The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] And Heaven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For because — For For, conj. 1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. [1913 Webster] And for of long that way had walk[ e]d none, The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] And Heaven …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For why — For For, conj. 1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. [1913 Webster] And for of long that way had walk[ e]d none, The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] And Heaven …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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