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Etymology of “Anchor”

Posted by Johannes on 11 December 2008

Etymology of anchor

Anchor derives from the Latin ancora, which is a transliteration of the Greek ancyra (anchor; άγκυρα).
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The name of the capital of Turkey, Ankara, is merely a transliteration of the Greek name Ancyra (anchor; Άγκυρα) of the city.
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From the same root
anchorage, anchored
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In modern Greek
a) ancyra: anchor [άγκυρα]
b) ancyrovolio: anchorage [αγκυροβόλιο]
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Η λέξη anchor (άγκυρα) προέρχεται από τό Λατινικό ancora, το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του Ελληνικού άγκυρα.
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Η ονομασία της πρωτεύουσας της Τουρκίας Ankara, αποτελει μεταγραφή της ελληνικής ονομασίας της πόλης Άγκυρα.
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ancyra –> ancora –> ancor –> anchor
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