from that place: I went first to Paris and thence to Rome.
from that time; thenceforth: He fell ill and thence was seldom seen.
from that source: Thence came all our troubles.
from that fact or reason; therefore: We were young, and thence optimistic.

1250–1300; Middle English thennes, equivalent to thenne (earlier thenene, Old English thanon(e) thence) + -es -s1

hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon (see usage note at whence).

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thence (ðɛns)
1.  from that place
2.  Also: thenceforth from that time or event; thereafter
3.  therefore
[C13 thannes, from thanne, from Old English thanon; related to Gothic thanana, Old Norse thanan]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., from O.E. þanone, þanon "from that place" + adverbial genitive -es. O.E. þanone, þanon is from W.Gmc. *thanana (cf. O.S. thanana, O.N. þana, O.Fris. thana, O.H.G. danana, Ger. von dannen), related obscurely to the root of then, and
ult. from PIE demonstrative base *to- (see the). Written with -c- to indicate a voiceless "s" sound. From thence is redundant. Thenceforth is late 14c.; thenceforward attested from mid-15c.
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Example sentences
Thence forth, it alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.
LT is a product of this logically inconsistent theory and thence have no validity at all.
Thence, the signal is propagated in the same way as any other nerve impulse.
One braided silver candlestick threw white flame into the polished oaken furniture, and thence by rapid transit to the mirror.
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