英 ['naɪðə; 'niː-]
- conj. 也不；既不
- adv. 两个都不；既不……也不
- adj. 两者都不的
- pron. 两者都不
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- neither:  Despite the two words’ similarity, neither is not just either with a negative prefix tacked on. It comes ultimately from Old English nāhwæther ‘neither’, a compound formed from nā ‘not’ (which survives as no in modern English ‘whether or no’) and hwæther ‘which of two’ (ancestor of modern English whether). In the late Old English period it was contracted to nawther, and in Middle English, under the influence of either, this became transformed into neither.
- neither (conj.)
- Old English nawþer, contraction of nahwæþer, literally "not of two," from na "no" (see no) + hwæþer "which of two" (see whether). Spelling altered c. 1200 by association with either. Paired with nor from c. 1300; earlier with ne. Also used in Old English as a pronoun. As an adjective, mid-14c.
- 1. The report concludes that I acted neither fraudulently nor improperly.
- 2. They can neither read nor write, nor can they comprehend such concepts.
- 3. That, if you'll pardon my saying so, is neither here nor there.
- 4. I have received neither an acknowledgment nor a reply.
- 5. I take it that neither of you reads "The Times"
[ neither 造句 ]