Whereinto vs Whereunto - What's the difference?

whereinto | whereunto |

As adverbs the difference between whereinto and whereunto

is that whereinto is into which while whereunto is unto what; to what purpose.

As a conjunction whereunto is

unto which.




  • Into which.
  • the troubles whereinto the state of Athens fell — Sir Walter Raleigh.

    See also

    * thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal * hereabout, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunto, hereunder, hereupon, herewith * whereabouts, whereas, whereafter, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal English pronominal adverbs English words not following the I before E except after C rule




  • unto what; to what purpose
  • * 1874 , , (w), XVIII
  • I will retire as soon as you have told
    Whereunto leadeth this lost thread of gold.
  • (archaic or formal) unto which
  • Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • unto which