Open main menu

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

Usage notesEdit

A separate indefinite form ποτερός (poterós) is rare.

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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, →ISBN