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πότερος 1 *πός

I.whether of the two? Lat. uter? both in direct and indirect questions, ὁπότερος being the relat. form., Il., Hdt., attic
II.neut. πότερον, πότερα, as adv. at the beginning of an interrog. sentence containing two alternative propositions, πότερον . . , . . , Lat. utrum . . , an . . , whether . . or . . , τίνες κατῆρξαν, πότερον Ἕλληνες παῖς ἐμός; Aesch.; πότερ᾽ ἄκων ἑκών; Dem.
2.sometimes a third clause (with ) is inaccurately added, πότερα παρὰ δήμου ὀλιγαρχίης μουνάρχου; Hdt.
3.the second alternative is sometimes left to be supplied, πότερα δὴ κερτομῶν λέγεις τάδε [ἢ μή . .]; Soph.
III.without interrog., like ἅτερος, either of the two, Lat. alteruter, Plat.

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