Words under the lens: Greek Numeral names No.15 - Greek words related to number "thirteen"

15.    Greek words related to number "thirteen":

Greek word DEKATREIS (DEKATRIA), means "thirteen", and DEKATOS TRITOS means "thirtenth", [Divry's Modern English-Greek, Greek-English Dictionary, 1988, p. 762].

Turkish cardinal numeral for "thirteen" is 
"ONÜÇ" and for ordinal numeral "thirteenth" is "ONÜÇÜNCÜ". 

a)     When the Greek word DEKATREIS, meaning "thirteen" is rearranged in two parts as
 "DEKA-TREIS", we have the two terms DEKA and TREIS which were explained under Item 12  and Item 5  respectively above.  Thus, the Greek cardinal numeral name DEKATREIS its meaning from Turkish phrase "ONÜÇTÜR" meaning "it is thirteen". Earlier we found that DEKA was named from Turkish numeral name ON and TREIS was named after Turkish numeral name ÜÇTÜR.  Thus, the Greek cardinal numeral name DEKATREIS gets its meaning and verbal format from Turkish expressions that use Turkish cardinal numeral name "ONÜÇ" meaning "thirteen". 

b)    The Greek ordinal numeral DEKATOS TRITOS, meaning "thirteenth", rearranged as "DEKA-OSTTSITOR" and substituting Turkish 
ON and ÜÇ for DEKA and OS respectively, we get the expression "ON-ÜÇTTSITOR" which is a distorted form of the Turkish ordinal numeral name "ONÜÇINCITUR" (ONÜÇÜNCÜDÜR) meaning "it is the thirteenth". In this anagram, the letter combination TT is a blackened form of one of the syllables in the Turkish infix INCI that corresponds to the "th" suffix in English.  In this case, TT is a replacement for Turkish suffix IN.

c)    The Greek ordinal numeral DEKATOS TRITOS also has another form as DEKATON TRITOS meaning "thirteenth", [Divry's Dictionary, p. 468].  After, rearranging the ordinal numeral name "DEKATON TRITOS" as "DEKA-OSINTTTOR" and substituting Turkish 
ON and ÜÇ for DEKA and OS respectively, we get the expression "ON-OSINTTTOR" which is a distorted form of the Turkish ordinal numeral name "ONÜÇINCITUR" (ONÜÇÜNCÜDÜR) meaning "it is the thirteenth".  In this anagram, the letter combination TT has been used as a replacement for Turkish CI (CÜ) infix.

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