Words under the lens: Latin word "SARCOPHAGUS" or Greek word "SARKOPHAGOS ".
Words under the lens:
Latin word "SARCOPHAGUS" or Greek word
The dictionary definition of the word "sarcophagus" is given as:
"a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece.
ORIGIN late Middle English : via Latin from Greek sarkophagos ‘flesh-consuming,’ from sarx, sark- ‘flesh’ + -phagos ‘-eating." [Definition source: Oxford American Dictionaries]
Let me start by saying that the given etymology is neither logical nor correct. A "stone coffin" does not eat flesh! It is a stone box in which a dead body is put for his/her afterlife. Hence the etymology attributed to this word "sarcophagus" (sarkophagos) is bogus - as are the etymologies of many other Indo-European words. We will see the true source of this artificially made up word after deciphering it as follows:
When the Latin word SARCOPHAGUS is deciphered letter-by-letter as "PH-GOR-CASASU" or the Greek word as "PH GOR KASASO", where Greek H is a cover up replacement for "I" - and letter C is a cover up for letter "K", the deciphered word becomes "PI-GOR KASASU" - which is a distorted Turkish expression. This decipherment shows that the word SARCOPHAGUS is an anagrammatized Hellenized, Romanized and Anglicized form of the Turkish expression "BEY GOR KASASU" (ölü beyin kasasi, ölü beyin tabutu, ölü beyinsandukasi) meaning "the after-life box of the lord", "the coffin of the dead lord".
The only difference from a normal wooden box (coffin) is that this one is made out of a big stone with elaborate embellishments fit for a king. However, this does not change the fact that it is still a "box". Thus, attributing the etymology to a Greek word meaning "flesh-eating" is a cover up deception game for an artificial IE word that has been made up by the ancient Greeks and/or Romans from words and expressions of ancient Turkish - which was the world-wide spoken language.
The concept of a "stone box for a coffin" was used by the Pharoahs (the Peru (Bir-O)) of the ancient MASAR (MISIR) state- so-called "Egypt". Rich and/or kingly Greeks and Romans also used it and made a name for it using Turkish.
Source Turkish words:
BEY means "lord, king; rich man",
GOR (MEZAR) means "tomb; after-life; the other world after death,
KASA means "box",
KASASU (KASASI) means "the box",
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