ποτέ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*kʷ-

Enclitic form of πότε ‎(póte).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adverb[edit]

ποτέ ‎(poté)

  1. at some time, once, ever
  2. presumably, possibly
  3. whatever, whoever

References[edit]

  • ποτέ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «ποτέ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «ποτέ» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «ποτέ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

Greek[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ποτέ ‎(poté)

  1. never (when used with the negative)
    Δεν τρώει ποτέ κρέας. (He never eats meat.)
    Η Ελένη δεν είναι ποτέ στην ώρα της. (Eleni is never on time.)
  1. ever, at any time (emphatic)
    Θα σταματήσεις ποτέ αυτή τη φασαρία; (Will you ever stop this trouble?)
    Γύρισε και είναι καλύτερα από ποτέ. (He is back and better than ever.)

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