See also: poterò

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived in some way from dialectal potti (puddle) (the modern meaning is through military slang), from dialectal Swedish pått (compare Norwegian pytt, German Pfütze), from Latin puteus (pit, well).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpotero/, [ˈpo̞t̪e̞ro̞]
  • Rhymes: -otero
  • Syllabification: po‧te‧ro

NounEdit

potero

  1. (military) foxhole
  2. (figuratively) position, standpoint; especially one that is defended vigorously against contradictory or challenging ideas
    Pikaista edistystä ei ole odotettavissa, koska kumpikin neuvotteleva osapuoli on kaivautunut syvälle poteroihinsa.
    Progress is not to be expected anytime soon as both negotiating parties are deeply rooted in their positions.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of potero (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative potero poterot
genitive poteron poterojen
poteroiden
poteroitten
partitive poteroa poteroja
poteroita
illative poteroon poteroihin
singular plural
nominative potero poterot
accusative nom. potero poterot
gen. poteron
genitive poteron poterojen
poteroiden
poteroitten
partitive poteroa poteroja
poteroita
inessive poterossa poteroissa
elative poterosta poteroista
illative poteroon poteroihin
adessive poterolla poteroilla
ablative poterolta poteroilta
allative poterolle poteroille
essive poterona poteroina
translative poteroksi poteroiksi
instructive poteroin
abessive poterotta poteroitta
comitative poteroineen
Possessive forms of potero (type palvelu)
possessor singular plural
1st person poteroni poteromme
2nd person poterosi poteronne
3rd person poteronsa

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

poterō

  1. first-person singular future active indicative of possum  "I shall be able (to)"