from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. Because
  • adv. For what reason, for what cause, why; the reason why, for the reason that
  • adv. On account of which
  • adv. Inasmuch as, since, for
  • adv. For which reason, wherefore, therefore
  • adv. In order that, so that
  • adv. On the condition that, provided that, if

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. Wherefore; because.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Because.


From Middle English forwhy, forwhi, from Old English forhwī, forhwȳ ("why, wherefore"), equivalent to for +‎ why. (Wiktionary)



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