Words under the lens: Greek word "TETHWRAKISMENOS" meaning "iron clad'.


The Greek word TETHWRAKISMENOS is defined as meaning "ironclad" , [Divry's English-Greek and Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 163]. "Ironclad" is defined as "sheathed in iron armor" or "wearing protection made of iron". 

The letter W in the Greek word TETHWRAKISMENOS is a replacement for "YU", that is, the Y and U  two-letter combination. After replacing W with this combination, TETHWRAKISMENOS  becomes TETHYURAKISMENOS. When the Greek word TETHYURAKISMENOS is rearranged letter-by-letter as "TEMURTHEN-KIYASS-O", we find that it is an anagrammatized form of Turkish expression "TEMURTEN-GIYIŞ-O" (DEMIRDEN GIYIŞ O") meaning "it is wearing from iron", that is, "it is being ironclad".  Turkish word DEMIR (TEMÜR) means "iron", DEMIRDEN means "from iron" (made of iron), GIYIŞ is from Turkish verb "giymek" meaning "to wear" and it means "wearing".  SS combination is a replacement for Turkish letter Ş. 

Clearly, the source of this impressive looking Greek word is the Turkish language contrary to linguistic disinformation. 

Best wishes to all,

Polat Kaya