#4: About the Latin word "ARITHMETICA"

Dear Friends,

In this essay, I will analyze the so-called "Latin" word "ARITHMETICA", [1, p. 21]
. Almost universally used, the term "ARITHMETICA" is said to be a "Latin" word coming from Greek, but, this "Latin" and/or "Greek" source is not truthful.

The English form arithmetics  of ARITHMETICA is defined as;
"[from old French, from Latin, from Greek"arithmetike" (sc. techne), from "arithmetikos" arithmetical, from "arithmein" to number, from "arithmos"number].  1. The art of computation by the use of positive real numbers. 2. the science of positive numbers. 3. A book containing the principles of this science. Adjective, arithmetical". [2, p. 58]

First of all, the above "etymology"is bogus.  It is full of disinformation. Secondly the definition is in riddle form - as usual.  Yes the science of "arithmetic" deals with the computation of numbers, but the name is not derived from
"arithmein" or"arithmos" as indicated in the above definition of arithmetics.  The name ARITHMETICA is really derived from the names in Turkish of the four basic arithmetical functions, that is, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. I will demonstrate this now.

ARITHMETICA has embedded in it the following four Turkish expressions that describe the four basic functions of arithmetics:

1a)    When ARITHMETICA is rearranged letter-by-letter as "ARTI-ITMEC-AH", we see the Turkish expression "ARTI ETMEK" meaning "to do addition". And indeed one of the functions of "arithmetics" is adding numbers. Turkish word ARTImeans "plus" or "adding" while ETMEK is "to do" or "to make".

1b)    When ARITHMETICA is also rearranged letter-by-letter as "CEM-ATTIRI-AH", we see the Turkish expression "CEM ETTIRI" or in short "CEM ET" meaning "do addition". Turkish word CEM means "adding" while ET means "do".  Turkish ETTIRI comes from Turkish verb ETTIRMEK meaning "to have it done".

2)  When  ARITHMETICA is rearranged letter-by-letter as "CIHARMA-ETTI-E", we see the Turkish expression "ÇIKARMA ET" meaning "make subtraction".  "Subtraction" is another basic function of "arithmetics".  Turkish wordÇIKARMA means "subtraction"while ET means "make".

3)
When ARITHMETICA is rearranged letter-by-letter as "CIRE-ATMAHTI", we see the Turkish expression "KERE ETMEK" or "KARE ETMEK"  meaning "to make multiplication" or "making the times table" or "to square".  Multiplication is another one of the four basic functions of arithmetics.  Turkish "KERE" means "times".  When we read the "times table" in Turkish we say, for example, "4 kere 5" makes 20, "7 kere 8" makes 56, etc.  Another form of "KERE" is a slightly different Turkish word "KARE" meaning "square", that is, multiplying the number by itself. Thus, for example in Turkish, "5in karesi", that is, "square of 5" makes 25.

We even find Turkish "KARE" in the English word "SQUARE", which when rearranged as "QARESU", reveals the actual Turkish source word "KARESI" meaning "square of". In fact this is how it is used in English when we say, for example, "find the square of five".  English is full of examples like this.

4)  When  ARITHMETICA is rearranged letter-by-letter as "TAHCIM-ITER-AE", (where H is a soft form of K as frequently used by the Turkish peasants), we see the Turkish expression "TAKSIM EDER" (bölme eder) meaning "makes division". Division is the fourth basic function of arithmetics. Turkish word TAKSIM meaning "division" is supposedly from Arabic but in fact TAKSIM is made up from Turkish word "KESMEDI" meaning "it is cutting into pieces". Turkish "ETER" (EDER) means "makes".

When I learned my "arithmetics" in my primary school years in my village, I learned the terms "CEM ETME" for  "addition","ÇIKARMA" (ÇIKARTMA)  for "subtraction", "KERE ETME" (KERRAT CETVELI, that is, "the times table") for "multiplication" and "TAKSIM ETME" for "division". What is important here is that by the above given analysis, we find all of these Turkish terms embedded in the so-called "Latin" term "ARITHMETICA" - supposedly used in the first millennium B. C.  What this tells us is that all of these Turkish terms were already in use in the "arithmetical operations" in that millennium or earlier before they were hijacked and "Romanized" into so-called "LATIN".

Those linguists who manufactured the word "ARITHMETICA", actually composed it in such a way that they coordinated four Turkish expressions describing the four basic arithmetical (mathematical) functions in Turkish - into one word"ARITHMETICA".  From the probability point of view, to find four Turkish terms describing the four basic functions of arithmetic in the supposedly "Indo-European" term "ARITHMETICA", has a probability of almost zero.  The fact that I found these four Turkish expressions in the word "ARITHMETICA" is unquestionable proof that the word "ARITHMETICA" was intentionally manufactured from these Turkish expressions - and then intentionally covered up. The Latin and Greek languages are full of words like this.

The word "ARITHMETICA" is not from Latin nor is it from Greek.  The "etymology" provided in dictionaries referring the source to Greek and/or Latin are just lies and disinformation.  A linguistic robbery has been committed in the past to manufacture the so-called "Greek" and "Latin" languages, and further lies are being generated to cover up that ancient robbery that the ancient wanderer Greeks, Romans and Semites committed in the past. As a result of that crime, we are all led to believe that it was the ancient Greeks and Semites and Romans that invented everything and came up with fantastic civilization when in reality, it was the Turanians all along.

Best wishes to all,

Polat Kaya

1. Cassell's Latin English Dictionary, D. P. Simpson, MACMILLAN, U.S.A., 1987.
2. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Fifth Edition, U.S.A., 1947.