πότερος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷoteros, 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]

 

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.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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