What Latin neither labels neithers?
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The word neuter - which means "neither" in Latin - labels that
which is neither male nor female.
The Latin word
for either is utrum. (In Utrumque Paratus, ie "Prepared for either,"
is a poem by Matthew Arnold (1822-1888).)
The opposite is neutrum (not either = neither),
whence the adjective neutral.
two genders in the Swedish language: utrum (words that were once masculine or
feminine) and neutrum (a gender found in German, Latin and Greeek).
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