Meaning of NEITHER in English
Pronunciation: ' n ē - th ə r also ' n ī -
Etymology: Middle English, alteration (influenced by either ) of nauther, nother, from Old English n ā hwæther, n ō ther, from n ā , n ō not + hwæther which of two, whether
Date: 12th century
1 : not either < neither black nor white>
2 : also not < neither did I>
usage Although use with or is neither archaic nor wrong, neither is usually followed by nor. A few commentators think that neither must be limited in reference to two, but reference to more than two has been quite common since the 17th century <rigid enforcement of antique decorum will help neither language, literature, nor literati ― James Sledd>.
Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary. Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка. 2012