Words under the lens: Greek Numeral names No.22 - Greek words related to number "twenty"

22.    Greek words related to number "twenty":

Greek word EIKOSI means "twenty", and EIKOSTOS means "twentieth", [Divry's Modern English-Greek, Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 762].

Turkish cardinal numeral for "twenty" is "YiRMi" and for ordinal numeral "twentieth" is "YiRMiNCi".

a)    The Greek word EIKOSI, meaning "twenty", can be rearranged as
"IKI-OSE", where the first term "IKI" is the Turkish cardinal numeral "two". Mathematically, this is an equation in the form of 2 x OSE = 20. which can be solved  as OSE = 20/2 = 10.  In other words, the unknown term "OSE" has the value of "ten" which is a replacement for the Turkish numeral ON meaning "ten".  Hence, the Greek cardinal numeral name EIKOSI, meaning "twenty" is the same as the Turkish mathematical expression "IKI ON" meaning "two ten" which makes "twenty". Thus, we find that a mathematical expression "IKI ON" has been used in formulating this Greek cardinal numeral name EIKOSI instead of Turkish cardinal name "YiRMi" meaning "twenty". In this Greek anagram, the letter N in the Turkish word ON has been replaced with the term SE in Hellenizing the Turkish source text.

This mathematical approach is also verified by the decipherment of the English term "TWENTY".  When this word TWENTY is rearranged as "TWY-TEN", we get the English expression "TWO-TEN" meaning"2x10 = 20" in mathematical terms.

Now let us examine some other Greek words related to Greek cardinal numeral EIKOSI and verify the use of Turkish mathematical expressions used in fabricating some of these Greek numeral names.

b)    The Greek word EIKOSAPLASIOS (EIKOSAPLASION), means "twenty fold", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 488]. The Greek word  EIKOSAPLASION, rearranged letter-by-letter as "POL-IKI-ON-SAASE", is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish mathematical expression
"BOL 'IKI-ON' SAYISI" meaning "many 'two-ten' numeral", that is, "a numeral that is many times twenty" which is "twenty fold"Any number that is a multiple of "twenty" is mathematically "twenty fold", i.e., "twenty times". In this case, we find Turkish mathematical term 'IKI-ON' meaning "twenty" is fully embedded in the Greek term EIKOSAPLASION. In fabricating the name EIKOSAPLASION, the true Turkish cardinal numeral name YiRMi meaning "twenty" has been avoided.  Most likely, this is a way of making sure that the Greek word EIKOSAPLASION has no relation to Turkish numeral name YiRMi!

Turkish word
BOL means "plenty, many, much", IKI means "two", ON means "ten", SAYI means "number, numeral", SAYISI means "the number, the numeral".

c)    There is the Greek word EIKOSAKIS that means "twenty times", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 488]. When the word EIKOSAKIS is rearranged letter-by-letter as
"IKI-OS-KES-A", we see that it is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish mathematical expression "IKI-ON KEZ O" meaning "it is 'two-ten' times", that is, "it is twenty times".  Thus, again we find that letter N in the Turkish text has been changed to letter S in Hellenizing the Turkish source text.

d)    There is the Greek word EIKOSALEPTON that means "twenty lepta", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 488]. The term "Lepta" is defined as "a monetary unit of
Greece until the introduction of the euro, worth one hundredth of a drachma". ORIGIN from Greek lepton, neuter of leptos ‘small.’, [Oxford American Dictionaries].

The Greek word  EIKOSALEPTON, rearranged letter-by-letter as "EKI-ON-LEPTAS-O", is the altered, restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish mathematical expression
"IKI-ON LEPTAZ O" meaning "it is 'two-ten' lepta", that is, "it is twenty lepta".  In this case, we find that letter N of the Turkish text has been kept intact, but moved to "LEPTA".

Thus, we have shown in different ways that the Greek cardinal numeral EIKOSI meaning "twenty", is actually made up from the Hellenized form of the Turkish mathematical expression
"IKI-ON" meaning "twenty".

e)    Similarly, the Greek word  EIKOSTOS, meaning "twentieth", rearranged letter-by-letter as
"KI-OS-OT-SE", is the restructured and Hellenized form of the Turkish expression "IKI ON-ON-CI" (IKI ON'UNCI) meaning "it is 'two ten'th" which makes "twentieth" In this anagram, two letters N in the Turkish source text have been replaced by letters S and T. We again find that the Turkish ordinal numeral name "YIRMINCI" meaning "twentieth" has been avoided in formulating the name EIKOSTOS.

f)    In order to verify that what we say is correct, let us examine the Greek word EIKOSIPENTAETERIS meaning "twenty-fifth anniversary", [Divry's Dictionary, 1988, p. 488].

The Greek word  EIKOSIPENTAETERIS, rearranged letter-by-letter as  "IKI-ON-ARTI-PESE(N)SETE", is the altered, restructured, Hellenized and disguised form of the Turkish mathematical expression
"IKI-ON ARTI BEŞ'INCITI" meaning "it is 'two-ten plus five'th", that is, "it is (2x10 + 5)th" which makes "twenty-fifth".  Clearly, this impressive looking and sounding "Greek" word EIKOSIPENTAETERIS is also a restructured and confused form of a long mathematical expression in Turkish -  as I just demonstrated here. We note that one letter N in the Turkish source text has been dropped.

g)    In the context of being the "twenty-fifth anniversary", decipherment can be done as follows:   The Greek word  EIKOSIPENTAETERIS, rearranged letter-by-letter as "IKI-ON-ARTI-PES-SE(N)ETE", is the altered, restructured, Hellenized and disguised form of the Turkish mathematical expression
"IKI-ON ARTI BEŞ SENEDI" meaning "it is 'two-ten plus five year", that is, "it is (2x10 + 5)th year" which makes "twenty-fifth".  Clearly, this impressive looking and sounding "Greek" word EIKOSIPENTAETERIS is also a restructured and confused form of a long mathematical expression in Turkish -  as I just demonstrated here.

Turkish word
IKI means "two", ON means "ten", BEŞ means "five", ARTI means "plus", SENE means "year", SENEDI means "it is the year", -INCI is the suffix that makes the cardinal numeral ordinal, that is, the "th", and -INCIDI is an extended form meaning "it is 'th".

Polat Kaya

09/06/2011