[thith-er, thith-]
Also, thitherward [thith-er-werd, thith-] , thitherwards. to or toward that place or point; there.
on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.

before 900; Middle English, variant of Middle English thider, Old English, alteration of thæder (i from hider hither); akin to Old Norse thathra there, Gothic thathro thence, Sanskrit tátra there, thither

hence, hither, thence, thither, whence, whither, yon (see usage note at whence). Unabridged
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thither or thitherward (ˈðɪðə, ˈðɪðəwəd)
obsolete, formal or to or towards that place; in that direction: the flowers and music which attract people thither
[Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hiderhither; related to Old Norse thathra there]
thitherward or thitherward
[Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hiderhither; related to Old Norse thathra there]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. þider "to or toward that place," altered (by infl. of its opposite hider) of earlier þæder "to that place," from P.Gmc. *thadra- (cf. O.N. þaðra "there"), from *tha (see that) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (cf. Goth. -dre, Skt. -tra).
The medial -th- developed in M.E. but was rare before 1525 (cf. gather, murder, burden).
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Idioms & Phrases


see hither and thither.

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Example sentences
There were some two hundred persons in attendance, including those draws thither by curiosity.
Traffic policemen are standing in the middle of the road, directing cars hither and thither in the time-honoured fashion.
Representative citizens of the place and many persons drawn thither by curiosity were present at the funeral services.
Of course it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not
  carry us thither.
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