Either Ei"ther, conj.
Either precedes two, or more, co["o]rdinate words or phrases,
and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to
Either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a
journey, or peradventure he sleepeth. --1 Kings
Few writers hesitate to use either in what is called a
triple alternative; such as, We must either stay where
we are, proceed, or recede. --Latham.
Note: Either was formerly sometimes used without any
correlation, and where we should now use or.
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive
berries? either a vine, figs? --James iii.