Hence



[hens] /hɛns/

adverb
1.
as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore:
The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory.
2.
from this time; from now:
They will leave a month hence.
3.
from this source or origin.
4.
Archaic.

interjection
5.
Obsolete. depart (usually used imperatively).
/hɛns/
sentence connector
1.
for this reason; following from this; therefore
adverb
2.
from this time: a year hence
3.
(archaic)

interjection
4.
(archaic) begone! away!
adv.

late 13c., hennes, from Old English heonan “away, hence,” from West Germanic *hin- (cf. Old Saxon hinan, Old High German hinnan, German hinnen); related to Old English her “here” (see here). With adverbial genitive -s. The modern spelling (mid-15c.) is phonetic, to retain the breathy -s- (cf. twice, pence). Original sense is “away from here;” of time, from late 14c.; meaning “from this (fact or circumstance)” first recorded 1580s.

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