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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


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).




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.


See alsoEdit


  • 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