Translation of whence in Spanish:


de dónde, adv.

Pronunciation /(h)wɛns/ /wɛns/


  • 1 archaic

    (in questions)
    de dónde
    • Control is understood as one's being the source whence her actions emanate.
    • He can dismiss the question of whence the Holiness Code derives its use of purity language in relation to sins that are not, in and of themselves, violations of literal, physical purity.
    • First and foremost, one must ask whence this ‘right’ derives.
  • 2 literary

    (as relative)
    de donde
    the place whence they came el lugar de donde vinieron
  • 3 formal

    (indicating a reason)
    the book was written in New England, whence the title el libro se escribió en Nueva Inglaterra, de ahí el título
    • no complaint was lodged, whence it may be inferred that … no se presentó queja, de lo que puede inferirse que …
    • At first, it was stipulated that S knew, whence it followed that S was properly ignoring all possibilities of error.
    • It is evident by now how the values of a therapeutic culture surrounding us have affected our own views, and, therefore, whence the dread and fear of our own aging and general discomfort level with its attendant issues arises.
    • In the indeterminate fluxations of a cosmos in which ‘things happen’ and it is futile to ask about whence or wherefore, he accepted responsibility for nothing except the poem he aspired to be.
    • A law found by measurement is necessarily mathematical in form, whence its manipulation by proportionalities will reveal consequences no less certain to be borne out by measurement.
    • The other is the police station, whence officers make occasional sallies to round up drivers or follow up a crime identified by the CCTV operators.
    • Now it is on all hands agreed, that nothing abstract or general can be made really to exist, whence it should seem to follow, that it cannot have so much as an ideal existence in the understanding.
    • Not a single plane was ready to take off on that night from Smorodino airfield, whence 45-mm guns were due to follow after the landing force.
    • The judgment of the Court is, that you be taken hence to the jail from whence you came, thence to the place of execution, and on Friday next, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 2 P. M., be hung by the neck until you are dead!