I am currently translating a text from the Greek language containing an expression, from there (name of a place in the Aegean) to this place (here), but I can't seem to find a proper way to phrase that. Can I say from Aegeas hither? My Greek text uses the word "δώθε" which actually means coming this way, till this point.

  • Well, if you're going to use a word as archaic as "hither", I guess you might as well use "thence" as well: "Thence hither." Apr 25, 2016 at 18:11

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That depends on the target audience for the work. Hither does indeed mean "to this place," but it's also archaic.


adverb archaic or literary

To or toward this place: ‘I little knew then that such calamity would summon me hither!’

So if you're translating a scholarly or literary work, then it could be appropriate. If it's for a general audience, then I would not recommend using it. Simply "from (name of place) to here" would be better in that case.

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