however etymology

English word however comes from Middle English (1100-1500) how, Middle English (1100-1500) ever

Detailed word origin of however

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
how Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ever Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
however English (eng) (proscribed) Although, though, but, yet.. In whatever way or manner. (degree) To whatever degree or extent. (manner) In whatever way or manner.. (obsolete) In any case, at any rate, at all events.. An emphatic form of how.. Nevertheless; yet, still; in spite of (that).