By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on January 11, 2019
This article must be considered together with Water, Father, and Mother: Indo-European Languages derive from Turkish.
Etymology of the word Nektar and its relation to the word WaterNektar is the drink of Greek and Roman gods largely associated with immortality. The established etymology of this word supports the correct etymology for the word "water", as I have shown above.
The etymology of the word in Wiktionary, is correctly separated into two parts:
The suggested PIE root:
Nek + terh= Nektar
Nek meaning "perish", "disappear" in Greek and PIE "terh" meaning "overcome", hence "Overcoming death".
In the original Greek word, the second part is clearly TAR and not terh, yet in Proto-Indo-European it is suggested to be -terh. Why not use TAR? Apparently because TAR is not Indo-European.
It all goes back to Taru / Tarhu / Tarhun / Tarhunz / Tarhunna the weather god of Anatolia.
The PIE root of this word was established as Tarh/Terh, and its meaning as "to overcome/conquer" but this is an obvious mistake. The god Taru has pre-Indo-European roots, namely Uğat-ti / ğatti (Hatti) roots and the name is rendered as Taru but also as Tarhu. Where does the "h" come from?
First of all, it has been correctly suggested that the god name Tarhu should have been read as Taruh instead of Tarhu. (See HITTITE ETYMOLOGIES AND NOTES)
This would make the word tar-uḫ= Taruh. H breve is used instead of a regular h.
TAR is the root word as I have suggested previously and Taruğ would be "the people of Tar", "kin of Tar", "the kind of tar". Using ğ instead of "ḫ" not only gives meaning to the word but its use is validated with the existence of the Sumerian word Uğ meaning same (people). Moreover, these two sounds are very close. While ḫ is a constructed sound ğ is a sound known and used since at least 4000 years in Sumerian and Turkish!
Moreover, TAR is used as a suffix in other most basic Indo-European words and not Tarh/Terh! For more, see Water, Father, and Mother: Indo-European Languages derive from Turkish.
For the word water the PIE is incorrectly constructed as Wed+r and this can only be a late derivation, and not the original derivation of the word "water"!
As for the "nek" part, this too can be explained via Sumerian and has its counterparts with opposte/similar meaning in Egyptian "Ankh" (life) and very interestingly, in Middle Welsh angheu (“death”), Breton ankou.
"Nek" can be explained with Sun Language Theory.
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