uter

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See also: úter

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For *cuter, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷóteros, from *kʷos ‎(which), ultimately from *kʷ-. See also Ancient Greek πότερος ‎(póteros, which of the two) and English whether.

Adjective[edit]

uter m ‎(feminine utra, neuter utrum); first/second declension

  1. either, which (of two)
  2. both
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, nominative masculine singular in -er, with genitive singular in -īus and dative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative uter utra utrum utrī utrae utra
genitive utrīus utrōrum utrārum utrōrum
dative utrī utrīs
accusative utrum utram utrum utrōs utrās utra
ablative utrō utrā utrō utrīs
vocative uter utra utrum utrī utrae utra

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For *udris, from Proto-Indo-European *wed- ‎(water). Confer with Ancient Greek ὑδρία ‎(hudría, water-pot, pitcher).

Noun[edit]

ūter m ‎(genitive ūtris); third declension

  1. wine or water skin or bottle
  2. bag made of hide (inflated for flotation)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Although the nominative and accusative plural of ūter was normally ūtrēs, the rare alternative neuter plural ūtria is also attested.
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ūter ūtrēs
genitive ūtris ūtrium
dative ūtrī ūtribus
accusative ūtrem ūtrēs
ablative ūtre ūtribus
vocative ūter ūtrēs
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • uter in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • uter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • uter in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to offer a person the alternative of... or..: optionem alicui dare, utrum...an
    • (ambiguous) it is a debated point whether... or..: in contentione ponitur, utrum...an
  • uter in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common West Germanic *ūdhr-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewHdʰr̥-, *h₁owHdʰr̥-, *h₁uHdʰr̥- ‎(udder).

Noun[edit]

ūter ?

  1. udder

Descendants[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin uterus, French utérus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uter n ‎(plural utere)

  1. (anatomy) uterus

Declension[edit]