- from that place: I went first to Paris and thence to Rome.
- from that time; thenceforth: He fell ill and thence was seldom seen.
- from that source: Thence came all our troubles.
- from that fact or reason; therefore: We were young, and thence optimistic.
- from that place
- Also: thenceforth (ˈðɛnsˈfɔːθ) from that time or event; thereafter
adv.late 13c., from Old English þanone, þanon “from that place” + adverbial genitive -es. Old English þanone/þanon is from West Germanic *thanana (cf. Old Saxon thanana, Old Norse þana, Old Frisian thana, Old High German danana, German von dannen), related obscurely to the root of then, and ultimately from PIE demonstrative base *to- (see the). Written with -c- to indicate a voiceless “s” sound. From thence is redundant.