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Etymology of Turkish words
1.       si++
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 01 Apr 2011 Fri 11:44 am

Those who play backgammon know how to count until six in Persian because all the numbers are from Persian.

Yek = one

Dü = two

Se = three

Cihar = four

Penç = five

Şeş = six


Actually add "heft" (seven) to it because the word "hafta" (week) comes from heft.


The names of the days come from various languages:

  • Cuma (means meeting in Arabic) = Friday
  • Cumartesi ( =cuma ertesi = the day after cuma) = Saturday
  • Pazar (Ba = Eating, zar = place in Persian) = Sunday
  • Pazartesi ( =pazar ertesi = the day after pazar) = Monday
  • Salı (means 3rd in Hebrew) = Tuesday
  • Çarşamba (Cehar=Four şenbe=day in Persian, means 4th day) = Wednesday
  • Perşembe (Penç=Five şenbe=day in Persian, means 5th day) = Thursday


And the names of months:

  • Ocak (Turkish fireplace) = January
  • Şubat (Syriac) = Februaray
  • Mart (Latin Mariîus) = March
  • Nisan (Syriac) = April
  • Mayıs (Latin Goddes Maria´s month)
  • Haziran (Syriac) = June
  • Temmuz (Syriac) = July
  • Ağustos (Latin Roma Emperor Augustus´ name) = August
  • Eylül (Syriac) = September
  • Ekim (Turkish sowing) = October
  • Kasım (Arabic dividor) = November
  • Aralık (Türkish period) = December

Edited (4/1/2011) by si++

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