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Postby scw1217 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:09 pm

It's been a while since I suggested a word, but the word history of "either" was unique to me. I also liked the usage notes. (see link below)

Word Origin & History

either O.E. ægðer, contraction of æghwæðer "each of two, both," from a "always" + ge- collective prefix + hwæðer "which of two, whether." Modern sense of "one or the other of two" is early 14c. Use of either-or to suggest an unavoidable choice between alternatives (1931) in some cases reflects Dan. enten-eller, title of an 1843 book by Kierkegaard.

[url-http://www.dictionary.com/browse/either]In another place[/url], the following note is made:

Old English ǣgther, short for ǣghwæther each of two; related to Old Frisian ēider, Old High German ēogihweder; see each, whether
Suzanne D. Williams, Author

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