Is there anybody interested in the etymology of fishnames?
Thread poster: murat karahan

murat karahan  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Aug 15, 2004

Dear Greek Prozians,
or should I say neighbours? I've been searching for some time now for a Greek etymologic online source (in Latin alphabet) to look up for the origins of fish names in Turkish. Many names of the sea fish come directly from Greek but unfortunately there is no source in Turkish about the meanings of the original words.
Some examples are
kefal (tr) / Kephalos (gr) Grey mullet (eng)
istavrit / stavridi (savridi)/ horse mackerel
izmarit / smaridi (marida) / piceral-pickarel
I'd realy apreciate if someone could forward me to an useful source. I can find the Greek names of these fish, that's not a problem. The problem is that I also want to find the meaning of these Greek words.
Many thank in advance
Murat Karahan
Turkey


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Natassa Iosifidou  Identity Verified
Greece
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English to Greek
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Links Aug 18, 2004

Dear Murat,

some time ago I was looking for something similar and here's what I found:

http://www.europarl.eu.int/interp/online/glosfish/fishglos.htm

http://fishbase.org/search.cfm

http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com/index.html

Hope that helped!

Best regards,
Natassa Iosifidou


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