whereof
I. conjunction Date: 13th century 1. archaic with or by which 2. of what <
knows whereof she speaks
>
3. a. of which <
books whereof the best are lost
>
b. of whom II. adverb Date: 13th century archaic of what <
whereof are you made — Shakespeare
>

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  • Whereof — Where*of , adv. [1913 Webster] 1. Of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; used relatively. [1913 Webster] I do not find the certain numbers whereof their armies did consist. Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] Let it work like Borgias wine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereof — [hweruv′, weruv′] adv., conj. [ME: see WHERE & OF1] of what, which, or whom [the things whereof he spoke] …   English World dictionary

  • whereof — c.1200, from WHERE (Cf. where) + OF (Cf. of). Cf. Swed. hveraf, Dan. hvoraf, Du. waarvan …   Etymology dictionary

  • whereof — ► ADVERB formal ▪ of what or which …   English terms dictionary

  • whereof — where|of [ wer ɔv, hwer ɔv ] adverb, conjunction an old word meaning of or about the thing that has been referred to, used especially in literature: They killed thousands of the inhabitants, whereof many were innocent children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whereof — adverb, conjunction old use of which: Theirs are the houses whereof I speak …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whereof — UK [weərˈɒv] / US [werˈɔv] / US [hwerˈɔv] adverb, conjunction an old word meaning of or about the thing that has been referred to They killed thousands of the inhabitants, whereof many were innocent children …   English dictionary

  • whereof — conj. & adv. formal conj. of what or which (the means whereof). adv. of what? …   Useful english dictionary

  • whereof — /hwair uv , ov , wair /, adv., conj. of what, which, or whom. [1150 1200; ME wherof. See WHERE, OF1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whereof — 1. conjunction Of what; of which; of whom. See Also: whence 2. adverb a) Of what. b) …   Wiktionary

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