Etymology
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thither (adv.)

Old English þider "to or toward that place," altered (by influence of its opposite hider) from earlier þæder "to that place," from Proto-Germanic *thadra- (source also of Old Norse þaðra "there," Gothic þaþro "thence"), from PIE pronominal root *to- (see that) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (compare Gothic -dre, Sanskrit -tra). The medial -th- developed early 14c. but was rare before early 16c. (compare gather, murder, burden).

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of thither from WordNet

thither (adv.)
to or toward that place; away from the speaker;
Synonyms: there
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