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Meaning of whence

whence

Pronunciation: (hwens, wens), [key]
—adv.
  1. from what place?: Whence comest thou?
  2. from what source, origin, or cause?: Whence has he wisdom?
—conj.
  1. from what place, source, cause, etc.: He told whence he came.
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