Words under the lens: Greek Numeral names No.2 - Greek words related to "ordinal numeral"

2.    Greek words related to "ordinal numeral":

 Greek word TIKTIKA, meaning "ordinal numeral", [Divry's Modern English-Greek, Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 762],  rearranged letter-by-letter as "TIK-TIK-A", is from Turkish expression "TEKTEK O" (BIRBIR, SIRA ILE) meaning "it is one-by-one in accordance with the item's serial position in a row or column".  This refers to numeral names such as first, second, third, fourth, . . . .".

Turkish word 
TEK means "single, alone, by himself (herself/itself)" TEKTEK means "one-by-one as in a line". 


Even the English term ORDINAL NUMERALS (also ordinal numbers), defined as "numbers defining a thing's position in a series, such as “first,” “second,” or “third.”", [Oxford American Dictionaries], rearranged letter-by-letter as "SIRA-NUMARE- ODLLN"  or "SILN-NUMORE-ADLAR", is the altered, restructured, disguised and Anglicized form of the Turkish expression 
"SIRA NUMARA ADLARI" meaning "names of position numbers",  that is, "the names of serial numbers".  This Turkish definition is again exactly the definition attributed to this concept of the so-called "ordinal numeral" as given above.  Thus, the source of this English term is also from Turkish contrary to misspelling and mispronunciation! 

I must note here that the English term SERIES, as in things that come one after each other, is from the Turkish word 
SIRASI or SIRA.

Related to this is also the English term SERIAL, meaning "taking place in a series", is from the Turkish word 
SIRALI (SIRA ILE) meaning "one after the other".  For example, the English term SERIAL NUMBER can be explained as follows: The English term SERIAL NUMBER, rearranged as "SIRALE-NUMBRE", (where B is alphabetically upshifted from the letter A - thus making it "SIRALE-NUMARE") is from Turkish expression "SIRALI NUMARA" (SIRA NUMARASI) meaning "serial number".

Turkish word SIRA means "position in a line", SIRASI means "the position of (something in a line)", SIRALI means "numbers in a series", and  NUMARA means "number". 


Polat Kaya,

23/05/2011