either englannista suomeksi
-kään, myöskään, -kaan
Any one (of two).
Each of two; both. (defdate)
''There is a locomotive at either end of the train, one pulling and the other pushing.''
1936, (w), ''(w)'', Faber & Faber 2007, page 31:
- Her hands, long and beautiful, lay on either side of her face.
Any one (of more than two).
*1748, (w), ''Clarissa'', Letter 51:
- They ''entreat'', they ''pray'', they ''beg'', they ''supplicate'' (will either of these do, Miss Clary?) that you will make no scruple to go to your uncle Antony's ….
One or the other of two people or things.
''He made me two offers, but I did not accept either.''
2013, Daniel Taylor, ''http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/sep/06/england-moldova-world-cup-qualifier-matchreport Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban'', The Guardian, 6 September:
- Hodgson may now have to bring in James Milner on the left and, on that basis, a certain amount of gloss was taken off a night on which Welbeck scored twice but barely celebrated either before leaving the pitch angrily complaining to the Slovakian referee.
Both, each of two or more.
- Scarce a palm of ground could be gotten by either of the three.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1872, (w), ''The Poet at the Breakfast-Table''
- There have been three famous talkers in Great British, either of whom would illustrate what I say about dogmatists.
(quote-book)|title=(w)|chapter=1|passage=But Richmond(..)appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw(..)that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.
''Either you eat your dinner or you go to your room.''
''You can have either potatoes or rice with that, but not both.''
(quote-book)|title=The Ivory Gate|chapter=Prologue|passage=Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language(..)his clerks(..)understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ''ballade'', or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
Both of two.
Each of two.
Either of two.
Both of two members of a group.
Each of two members of a group.
Either of two members of a group.
Both, all, or any of a set.
Each of a group.