Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. Of what: I know whereof I speak.
  • conj. Of which: ancient pottery whereof many examples are lost.
  • conj. Of whom.
  • adv. Archaic Of what.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. Of what; of which; of whom.
  • adv. Of what.
  • adv. Of which.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; -- used relatively.
  • adv. Of what; -- used interrogatively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of what? from what?
  • Of which; of whom.

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Examples

  • There is one English poem especially which I should despair of ever making you understand, the title whereof is “Hudibras.

    Letter XXII-On Mr. Pope and Some Other Famous Poets

  • And in his reply to Mr. Chillingworth, he hath a chapter of above one hundred and fifty pages, the title whereof is, "Scripture is not the only rule of faith;" which (had he with Mr.S. believed oral tradition to be the sole rule of faith) had been as absurd as it would be to write a book to prove that Turks are not the only Christians in the world.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 10.

  • There is one English poem especially which I should despair of ever making you understand, the title whereof is "Hudibras."

    Letters on England

  • Quoth Ali, The giddiness25 of folly turned my head when I was seven years old, from which time I wandered from land to land and city to city, till I came to this city, the name whereof is Ikhtiyán al-Khatan. 26 I found its people an hospitable folk and a kindly, compassionate for the poor man and selling to him on credit and believing all he said.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Panthalogy, or Treasure of the Cross: a title whereof I never dreamed, as in truth I am not a man of that study and leisure, nor of that memory, to be able to put together so many pieces of worth in one book as to let it deserve the name of Treasure or Panthalogy, besides I have a horror of such insolent frontispieces:

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • For (as I have shown before) no man can transfer or lay down his right to save himself from death, wounds, and imprisonment, the avoiding whereof is the only end of laying down any right; and therefore the promise of not resisting force, in no covenant transferreth any right, nor is obliging.

    Some Random Thoughts on the Election

  • Q “What reckest thou of two things, one whereof is pleasing to God and earneth future reward for him who practiseth it and the other offendeth Allah and entaileth lawful punishment upon the doer?” — “Expound to me these two things and make me to apprehend them, that I may speak concerning them.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Princess, cried, O my lady, I have brought thee somewhat the like whereof is not with the people of our city, and it cometh from

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And countedst not the pangs and pain whereof Fate is ever fain.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And the name whereof is called Bamah unto this day.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

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