"Το ποτήρι μου."

Translation:My glass.

December 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/SavioSantosG

ποτήρι and pottery. Interesting.

December 28, 2016

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I don't think they're cognate, unfortunately...

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SavioSantosG

So it's more interesting than I thought.

December 29, 2016

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Yes. ποτήρι is derived from πίνω; I drink. That in itself comes from the proto-Indoeuropean 'peh', according to Wiktionary.

Pottery comes from pot, which comes from the proto-German 'puttaz', which is also derived from proto-Indoeuropean - but 'budn', a type of vessel.

So I don't think there's any directly shared roots even though they sound almost exactly the same.

Having said that, there are tons of Greek words which are cognate with English words - you'll come across plenty in this course.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SavioSantosG

"Having said that, there are tons of Greek words which are cognate with English words - you'll come across plenty in this course." Because of this I thought they could be related.

December 29, 2016
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