Potter vs Figulate - What's the difference?

potter | figulate |

As a noun potter

is (soccer) someone connected with , as a fan, player, coach etc.

As a proper noun potter

is for a potter.

As an adjective figulate is

made of potter's clay.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) pottere, from late (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • One who makes pots and other ceramic wares.
  • * 1961 , J. A. Philip, "Mimesis in the Sophistês'' of Plato," ''Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association , vol. 92, p. 453,
  • shoemakers, weavers, potters , bronzeworkers who produced and purveyed the articles necessary for daily life.
  • (idiomatic, biblical) God, the creator.
  • * 1611. Old Testament , King James Version, Isaiah 64:8,
  • But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou art our potter ; and we are the work of thy hand.
  • * 1978. Old Testament , New International Version, Isaiah 64:8,
  • O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter ; we are all the work of thy hand.
  • One who places flowers or other plants inside their pots.
  • One who pots meats or other eatables.
  • One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
  • (De Quincey)
  • The (red-bellied terrapin), .
  • .
  • Synonyms
    * (Pseudemys rubriventris) (northern red-bellied cooter),
    Derived terms
    * potter’s clay * potter’s field * potter’s rot * potter’s wheel * pottery


    * (Biblical) Bratcher, Dennis Bratcher (2006), The Potter'', ''The Voice CRI/Voice Institute [http://www.crivoice.org/phototour/ppotter.html]

    Etymology 2

    Frequentative of pote, equivalent to .

    Alternative forms

    * putter, pouter, pudder, pother


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To poke repeatedly.
  • (British) To act in a vague or unmotivated way.
  • (British) To move slowly or aimlessly. (Often (potter about), (potter around))
  • Derived terms
    * potter about * potter around English agent nouns ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==


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  • made of potter's clay