πότερος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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]

 

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]

  • 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