One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
pronoun & determinerarchaic
Whichever.as pronoun ‘on any occasion whichsoever it be’
- ‘He, together with the Vice President, shall hold his office for one year, or until this Provisional Government shall be superseded by a permanent government, whichsoever shall first occur.’
- ‘From whichsoever of these motives it might be, true it is, that many of them came over to our religion, and were initiated into it by baptism.’
- ‘Say thou: call upon Allah or call upon Rahman, by whichsoever ye call, His are the excellent names.’
- ‘And for whichsoever of us death and fate are prepared, let him lie dead: and be ye all parted with speed.’
- ‘In indefinite noun clauses we use what, whatever, whatsoever, whoever, whosoever, whomever, whomsoever, whichever, and whichsoever for the connecting or conjunctive pronoun.’
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