Words under the lens: Greek Numeral names No.33 - Greek words related to number "four hundred"

 

33.    Greek words related to number "four hundred":

Greek word TETRAKOSIOI means "four hundred", and TETRAKOSIOSTOS means "four hundredth", [Divry's Modern English-Greek, Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 762].

Turkish cardinal numeral for "four hundred" is 
"DÖRTYÜZ" and for ordinal numeral "four hundredth" is "DÖRT YÜZINCI" (DÖRT YÜZÜNCÜ).


a)   Greek word TETRAKOSIOI, meaning "four hundred", rearranged letter-by-letter as "TORT-KEI-IOS-A" or "TORT-KES-IOI-A", is the altered, restructured, Hellenized and disguised form of the Turkish mathematical expression 
"DÖRT KEZ YÜZ O" meaning "it is four times hundred". This, of course, makes "four hundred", that is, DÖRT YÜZ in Turkish.  As seen here again, plenty of linguistic alterations and rearrangements have been done to camouflage the Turkish source phrase defining cardinal numeral name DÖRT YÜZ 

Turkish word 
DÖRT means "four", KEZ means "time, times", YÜZ means "hundred", O means "it is".

Actually, if I had deciphered this Greek cardinal numeral name TETRAKOSIOI as "TORT-IOS-KEIA", I would find the Turkish cardinal numeral name 
"DÖRT YÜZ" being readily visible as the first part of the decipherment.  Of course, this Turkish name has been linguistically wrapped and also garbled by the help of the extra wrapping term KEIA.


b)   Greek ordinal numeral name TETRAKOSIOSTOS, meaning "four hundredth", rearranged letter-by-letter as "TORT-IOSESSO-KAT", is the altered, restructured, Hellenized and disguised form of the Turkish expression 
"DÖRT YÜZINCÜ KAT" meaning "four hundredth level".  We note that the letter "N" in the Turkish infix IN, ÜN corresponding to the English ordinal suffix "th" has been replaced with letter "S".  Thus, the Turkish source phrase "DÖRT YÜZINCÜ KAT" for ordinal numeral name DÖRTYÜZÜNCÜ has been further confused. 

From all of this, it is unquestionably clear that the ancient Greeks fabricated the names of their cardinal and ordinal numerals from Turkish.  But, they restructured and garbled the Turkish source phrases so thoroughly that the resulting concocted words became really "GIRIK" in Turkish meaning "broken".  It is no wonder that this Aryan language is called "Greek"!


Polat Kaya

17/07/2011