Hither



[hith -er] /ˈhɪð ər/

adverb
1.
to or toward this place:
to come hither.
adjective
2.
being on this or the closer side; nearer:
the hither side of the meadow.
Idioms
3.
hither and thither, in various quarters; here and there:
They scurried hither and thither to escape the rain.
4.
hither and yon, from here to over there, especially to a farther place; in or to a great many places:
He looked hither and yon for the coin. She went hither and yon in search of an answer.
/ˈhɪðə/
adverb
1.
to or towards this place (esp in the phrase come hither) Also (archaic) hitherward, hitherwards
2.
hither and thither, this way and that, as in a state of confusion
adjective
3.
(archaic or dialect) (of a side or part, esp of a hill or valley) nearer; closer
adv.

Old English hider, from Proto-Germanic *hideran (cf. Old Norse heðra “here,” Gothic hidre “hither”), from Germanic demonstrative base *hi- (cf. he, here). Spelling change from -d- to -th- is the same evolution seen in father. Relation to here is the same as that of thither to there.

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