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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: nother 'neither, nor' (13-19 centuries)

nor

conjunction, adverb
     
nor S2 W1
1

neither ... nor ...

used when mentioning two things that are not true or do not happen:
He can neither read nor write. (=he cannot read or write)
Hilary was neither shocked nor surprised by the news.
Neither Matt nor Julie said anything.
2 formal used after a negative statement in order to introduce another negative statement containing a similar kind of information:
I don't expect children to be rude, nor do I expect to be disobeyed.
It was not my fault, nor his.
3 British English used after a negative statement to say that the negative statement is also true for someone or something else:
'I don't want to go.' 'Nor do I.'
They couldn't understand it at the time, and nor could we.

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