/nɔ / (say naw)

conjunction a negative conjunction used:
1. as the correlative to a preceding neither: he could neither read nor write.
2. to continue the force of a negative, such as not, no, never, etc., occurring in a preceding clause: he left and I never saw him again, nor did I regret it.
3. after an affirmative clause, or as a continuative, in the sense of and … not: they are happy; nor need we mourn.
4. Archaic or Poetic with omission of a preceding neither, its negative force being understood: he nor I was there.
5. Chiefly Poetic instead of neither, as correlative to a following nor: nor he nor I was there.
{Middle English nor, contraction of nother, Old English nōther, from ne not + ōther (contraction of ōhwæther either)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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