Whenceforth vs Thenceforth - What's the difference?

whenceforth | thenceforth |

As adverbs the difference between whenceforth and thenceforth

is that whenceforth is (formal) from which place, time, or point forth; forth from which; onward from which while thenceforth is from that time on.




  • (formal) From which place, time, or point forth; forth from which; onward from which.
  • With great reluctance, he was introduced to pomegranates, whenceforth he refused any other fruit.
  • (formal, interrogative) Forth from what place, time, or point; onward from what place, time, or point.
  • Whenceforth ought we to maintain radio-silence?




  • From that time on.
  • * 1774
  • ...to the end, that all such foes to the rights of British-America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as the enemies of American liberty; and thenceforth we respectively will break off all dealings with him or her.
  • * 1851 — ch 63
  • Furthermore: you must know that when the second iron is thrown overboard, it thenceforth becomes a dangling, sharp-edged terror, skittishly curvetting about both boat and whale, entangling the lines, or cutting them, and making a prodigious sensation in all directions.
  • * 1861 — ch VI
  • The fear of losing Joe’s confidence, and of thenceforth sitting in the chimney corner at night staring drearily at my forever lost companion and friend, tied up my tongue.
  • * 1927-1929' —
  • I decided to act thenceforth with great caution; not to leave the house, but somehow leave Portsmouth.
  • * 1994 (12 Feb)
  • Here his hand trembled as he set his pen to the proclamation that declared slaves thenceforth and forever free.


    * (from that time on): thenceforward, thenceforwards