- Archaic, Literary from that place; therefrom: often with from
- from that time; thenceforth
- on that account; therefore
Origin of thenceMiddle English thens, thannes (with adv. genitive suffix -es) from Old English thanan, thence: for Indo-European base see that
- From that place; from there: flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow.
- From that circumstance or source; therefrom.
- Archaic From that time; thenceforth. See Usage Note at whence.
Origin of thenceMiddle English thennes thenne from there ( from Old English thanon ; see to- in Indo-European roots.) -es genitive sing. suff. ; see -s 3.
- From there, from that place or from that time. (I came thence.)
- (literary) Deriving from this or as a result of this.