English word anyhow comes from English how, English any.
Anyhow detailed word origin explanation
|how || English (eng) ||A greeting, used in representations of Native American speech. In which way; in such way.. That, the fact that, the way that. (dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.). (dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus. In what manner.. In what state.. To what degree.. Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings. The means [...] |
|any || English (eng) ||At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.. No matter what kind. To even the slightest extent, at all. Any thing(s) or person(s). |
|anyhow || English (eng) ||(conjunctive) In any case. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement.. (manner) In any way or manner whatever. |