nor

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See also: Nor, NOR, ñor, nor-, nor', and Nor.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English nauther, from nother. Cognate with neither.

Conjunction[edit]

nor

  1. (literary) And not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one)
    • Boethius
      Out with it, nor hold it fast within your breast.
    • Shakespeare
      I love your majesty / According to my bond, nor more nor less.
    • Milton
      Nor walk by moon, / Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet.
    • Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman
      And, moreover, I had made my vow to preserve my rank unknown till the crusade should be accomplished; nor did I mention it []
    Nor did I stop to think, but ran.
  2. A function word introducing each except the first term or series, indicating none of them is true
    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
      The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them [] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. [] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate [] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
    I am neither hungry nor thirsty nor tired.
  3. Used to introduce a further negative statement
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I left New York for the West.
    The struggle didn't end, nor was it any less diminished.
  4. (Britain, dialect) Than.
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner, London: Penguin Books, published 1967, page 131:
      'I used to think, when you first come into these parts, as you were no better nor you should be.'
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 92:
      I wouldn’t like to live here though, not after dark. Sooner you nor me.
    He's no better nor you.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Etymology 1 (sense 2 above), reinterpreted as not + or or negation + or

Noun[edit]

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nor (plural nors)

  1. (logic, electronics) Alternative form of NOR

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Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: small · cannot · father · #225: nor · moment · however · enough

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Aromanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

nor

  1. Alternative form of norã

Basque[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nor

  1. who

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nor (only as singular, with definite article: de nor)

  1. (informal) Jail, prison; imprisonment

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

nor

  1. rafsi of no'e.

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nord (continental Normandy, Guernsey, Jersey)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French norht, north, nort (north), from Old English norþ (north), from Proto-Germanic *nurþrą (north), from Proto-Indo-European *ner- (lower, bottom; to sink, shrivel).

Noun[edit]

nor m (uncountable)

  1. (Sark) north

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nour (regional, Moldova), noor (regional, Oltenia), nuor, nuvăr (regional, Banat)
  • nuar (archaic or obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From older nuar, nuăr, from Latin nūbilum, noun use of the neuter of the adjective nūbilus (cloudy), from Latin nūbēs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)newdʰ- (to cover). Compare Aromanian nior, Italian nuvolo, Friulian nûl, Catalan núvol.

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nor m (plural nori)

  1. cloud

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Narr.

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Adjective[edit]

nòr (comparative bòlj nòr, superlative nàjbolj nòr)

  1. crazy, insane, mad

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