Words under the lens: Greek Numeral names No.30 - Greek words related to number "hundred"

30.   Words related to number "hundred":

Greek word EKATON means "one hundred", and EKATOSTOS means "one hundredth", [Divry's Modern English-Greek, Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 762].  

Turkish cardinal numeral for "hundred" is 
"YÜZ" and for ordinal numeral "one hundredth" is "BIR YÜZINCI" (BIR YÜZÜNCÜ).

a)    As I see it, actually, the Greek cardinal numeral name EKATON should have been EN-EKATON to mean "one hundred" rather than EKATON. This would be then in line with the other "hundred" related words such as DIAKOSIOI (two hundred), TRIAKOSIOI (three hundred), etc..  In this case, the word ENEKATON, meaning "one hundred", rearranged as "EN-KATE-ON", is the restructured form of the Turkish expression
 "ON KATI ON" meaning "ten times ten" which is "one hundred".  Thus, the Greek anagrammatizers actually have used this Turkish mathematical multiplication term for "one hundred" in stead of the Turkish cardinal numeral "YÜZ" meaning "hundred". In the Greek term EKATON, the first term of "ten" (i.e., ON) is missing as compared to the Turkish definition "ON KATI ON" meaning "YÜZ" in Turkish. 

The Greek term EKATON can only be rearranges as "ON-KATE", that is, Turkish 
"ON KATI" meaning "ten times" which is an incomplete expression and does not mean "one hundred" as claimed!

We get a better view of this Greek numeral concept of EKATON in the following Greek word:

b)   The Greek word EKATONTADRAKHMON, [Divry's dictionary, p. 489].  meaning "a bill of one hundred drachmas". This Greek word EKATONTADRAKHMON, rearranged letter-by-letter as "ON-KATE-ON-DRAKHMAT", is the restructured form of the Turkish expression 
"ON KATI ON DRAKHMADI" meaning "it is ten times ten Drakhma" , thus, "it is a bill of one hundred Drakhmas" as described in the dictionary. 

The Turkish expression  
"ON KATI ON" is a mathematical expression, meaning "10 times 10", which is another way of expressing 100 (i.e.,  "YÜZ" in Turkish). The term DRAKHMA is the name of Greek monetary unit. Thus, in this Greek term EKATONTADRAKHMON, we prove that EKATON is not "one hundred", but, rather ONEKATON is the one that means "one hundred".  The Greek term EKATON, meaning "one hundred", is just the cut-off front end of the term EKATONTADRAKHMON and its remaining ON is set at the end of this much longer term.  Hence, the Greek cardinal numeral name EKATON is an anagrammatized and shortened form of the Turkish expression "ON KATI ON" where the first ON has been dropped.

In addition to Turkish mathematical expression, Greek linguists have also used the Turkish cardinal numeral
YÜZ  in some other "hundred" related words. Let us now see some of them:

c)   Greek word EKATONTAPLASIOS, meaning "a hundredfold", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 489],rearranged letter-by-letter as "IOSSAN-KATE-OLAPT", is the restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression 
"YÜZÜN KATI OLUPTU" meaning  "it has been fold of hundred", that is, "it has been hundredfold".  Thus, the Turkish cardinal name YÜZ meaning "hundred" , together with other Turkish words, has been used in the formation of this Greek word. 

Similarly, the Greek word EKATONTAPLASIWS, (also meaning "a hundredfold", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 489] where letter W is a replacement for letters YU), has also been made up exactly in the same way as the Greek word EKATONTAPLASIOS above.  We see this as follows:

Greek word EKATONTAPLASIWS (=> EKATONTAPLASIYUS), rearranged letter-by-letter as "YUSSIN-KATE-OLAPTA", is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression
"YÜZÜN KATI OLUPTU" meaning  "it has become fold of hundred", that is, "it is hundredfold" 

Turkish word 
YÜZ means "hundred"YÜZÜN means " of hundred", KATI means "fold; times",  OLUPTU means "has become" 

d)   Greek word EKATONTAPLASIAZW, means "I increase a hundredfold", [Divry's Dictionary, p. 489].  The word EKATONTAPLASIAZW, where W is YU in this case, rearranged letter-by-letter as "YUZIN-AS-KATE-OLAPTA", is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression
"YÜZÜN AS (BIR) KATI OLUPTU" meaning "it has become one fold of hundred".  Any number which is multiplied by hundred is a number that has been increased by hundredfold, e.g. "10 times 100" makes 1000 in which "ten" has been increased by "hundred fold".

Additionally, this term EKATONTAPLASIAZW can also be deciphered as "YUZINSA-KATE-OLAPTA".  In this case, then, it would be the restructured Turkish expression 
"YÜZiNCi KATI OLUPTU" (YÜZÜNCÜ KATI OLUPTU) meaning "it has become the one-hundredth fold".  Thus, we see that this Greek term has used both the Turkish cardinal numeral name YÜZ and the ordinal numeral name YÜZÜNCÜ linguistically wrapped with a number of other Turkish words so that its disguise in Greek could readily be done! 

e)    Similarly, in the case of the Greek ordinal numeral name EKATOSTOS that means "one-hundredth", there should have been an additional numeral "EN" meaning "one" in front of it!  This term in its present form is also well altered and disguised.  The Greek term EKATOSTOS, rearranged as "OSSE-KATTO", is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression 
"yÜZCi KATTU" meaning "it is hundredth level". In Turkish, this does not specifically refer to the one-hundredth level, but rather, it could be referring to one of the other levels as well, such as two-hundredth or three-hundredth, etc. This vagueness is brought upon, because the Turkish infix IN has been dropped in the Greek form.

Yet, if the Greek ordinal numeral name was in the form of  ENEKATOSTOS, meaning "one-hundredth", then, its decipherment would result in "OSENSE-KATTO", thus, it would be an anagrammatized and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression 
"YÜZiNCi KATTU" (YÜZÜNCÜ KATTI) meaning "it is the one-hundredth level".  Thus, in this form, it would have been easier to recover the Turkish ordinal numeral YÜZiNCi (YÜZÜNCÜ) used in the formation of this Greek term. Although, this would have been a far better description in Turkish of the Greek ordinal numeral name for "one hundredth", but, then, this is Greek, that is, a language that its words have been made up by breaking, altering, restructuring and Hellenizing the Turkish words and phrases. Therefore, the selected term could have been in any form their linguists pleased while fabricating words for a "Greek" language that did not exist before Turkish!


From all of these decipherments of the "Greek" words, we see that the Greek numeral names, meaning "one-hundred" and the "one-hundredth", have been fabricated from Turkish expressions that define these concepts in various ways. But, they have been anagrammatized into alienated "Greek" formats.  All of this also verifies the fact that Turkish was the world-wide spoken model language before "Greek" ever existed as a "language". This conclusion also applies to all other "Indo-European" languages!

Polat Kaya

14/07/2011