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Whence
Whence Whence, adv. [OE. whennes, whens (with adverbial s, properly a genitive ending; -- see -wards), also whenne, whanene, AS. hwanan, hwanon, hwonan, hwanone; akin to D. when. See When, and cf. Hence, Thence.] 1. From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively. Whence hath this man this wisdom? --Matt. xiii. 54. Whence and what art thou? --Milton. 2. From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively. Grateful to acknowledge whence his good Descends. --Milton. Note: All the words of this class, whence, where, whither, whereabouts, etc., are occasionally used as pronouns by a harsh construction. O, how unlike the place from whence they fell? --Milton. Note: From whence, though a pleonasm, is fully authorized by the use of good writers. From whence come wars and fightings among you? --James iv. 1. Of whence, also a pleonasm, has become obsolete.

Meaning of Whence from wikipedia

- a formal relationship between "where/there/here", "whither/thither/hither", and "whence/thence/hence". A fuller table is in the article on pro-forms....
- Man: Whence, How and Whither, A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation, published in 1913, is a theosophical book compiled by the second president of the...
- "Quelle est cette odeur agréable?" (in English, "Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?") is a 17th-century traditional French Christmas carol about...
- liquid from the antlers of the stag Eikþyrnir flow, and that the spring, "whence all waters rise", is the source of numerous rivers. The Prose Edda repeats...
- proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? Gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen...
- The 'Cave of Cruachan', one of the many 'gateways to the Otherworld' whence beings and spirits were said to have emerged on Samhain....
- named bairkan. The letter shape is likely directly based on Old Italic 𐌁, whence comes also the Latin letter B. The rune is recorded in all three rune poems:...
- records by name as something a clairvoyant could read. In his 1913 Man: Whence, How and Whither, Leadbeater claims to record the history of Atlantis and...
- From Whence Came the Cowboy is the fifth album from the Sons of the San Joaquin and the third and final for the Warner Western label. It is the first to...
- a feminine given name, which is the Latinised form of Hebrew Elisheba (whence also Elizabeth) or the Latinised form of Jezebel (אִיזֶבֶל‎, ʾĪzével, ʾĪzeḇel)...