thitherward

thither

[thith-er, thith-]
adverb
1.
Also, thitherward [thith-er-werd, thith-] , thitherwards. to or toward that place or point; there.
adjective
2.
on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking; farther; more remote.

Origin:
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).
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thither or thitherward (ˈðɪðə, ˈðɪðəwəd)
 
adv
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
 
adv
 
[Old English thider, variant of thæder, influenced by hiderhither; related to Old Norse thathra there]

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thither
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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