πότερος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷóteros, from *kʷos (which) +‎ *-teros (contrastive suffix). Cognates include Latin uter, Sanskrit कतर (katará), Old English hwæþer (English whether) and Lithuanian katràs. Also see ἕτερος (héteros, other, different).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pó.te.ros/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpo.tɛ.ros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpo.te.ros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpo.te.ros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpo.te.ros/
  • Adjective[edit]

    πότερος (póterosm (feminine ποτέρα, neuter πότερον); first/second declension

    1. (interrogative adjective) which of the two?
    2. (indefinite adjective) whichever of the two

    Usage notes[edit]

    A separate indefinite form ποτερός (poterós) is rare.

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    References[edit]

    • πότερος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • πότερος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • πότερος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • πότερος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • G4220 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill