Talk:Tysyatsky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Tysyatski == En tusen man[edit]

The word is direct loan from Swedish language (En) Tusental man in English (One) Thousand number of men. Again here is shown when Russian writer tries to explane it (wrongly) to Greek or Deutsch languages. An reminiscent of the old multi ethnic Novgorod soldiers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.115.126.143 (talk) 16:46, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi there, anonymous user! You should read the intro to the article more carefully. It says "Tysyatsky (tysiatsky, Russian: тысяцкий; sometimes translated "dux" or "Heerzog" but more correctly meaning "thousandman" - sometimes translated into the Greek "chilliarch") was a military leader in Ancient Rus, who commanded a people's volunteer army called тысяча (tysyacha, or a thousand)". It doesn't say anything about the word Tysyatsky coming from German or Greek language. KNewman (talk) 20:43, 22 August 2008 (UTC)