Part of speech: adverb

From what place or source.

Part of speech: adverb

For which reason; wherefore.

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Usage examples "whence":

  1. The most interesting questions are such as these: Whence did we come? - "Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers", Brisbane, Arthur.
  2. Then said the poor woman, " From whence knowest thou that I was a queen?" - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. The Boston Traveller was started as a stage- coach paper in 1825, whence its name. - "Stage-coach and Tavern Days", Alice Morse Earle.