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Headword: *po/teron
Adler number: pi,2131
Translated headword: whether
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] specifically, of what nature, of what origin.[1]
Greek Original:
*po/teron: a)=ra, poi=on, potapo/n.
The headword is the masculine accusative singular and neuter nominative/accusative singular of the adjective po/teros, -a, -on; see LSJ s.v. In the neuter it functions as an interrogative adverb, introducing a sentence comprising two alternative propositions (Smyth, §2656-60, §2675a).
[1] Same glossing in the Synagoge and in Photius' Lexicon (pi1121 Theodoridis); cf. also Hesychius s.v., ps.-Zonaras (Tittmann) 1568.5, Anecdota Graeca (Cramer) 2.483.10, Lexicon in orationes Gregorii Nazianzeni pi183.20; and pi 1513 (gloss). For a)=ra see also alpha 3727.
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
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