whichever etymology

English word whichever comes from English which, English ever

Detailed word origin of whichever

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
which English (eng) An occurrence of the word which. (interrogative) What, of those mentioned or implied.. (relative) The one or ones mentioned.. (relative) The one or ones that. (interrogative) What one or ones (of those mentioned or implied).. (relative) Who; whom; what (of those mentioned or implied).. (relative, archaic) Used of people (now generally who, whom or that).
ever English (eng) (epidemiology) Occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan. (informal) As intensifier following an interrogative word.. Always.. At any time.. In any way. (dialectal, and, informal).
whichever English (eng) Any one or a number of a group.. No matter which. Any one or a number of a group.. No matter which.

Words with the same origin as whichever

Descendants of ever
Evernet