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Origin of Lurucina

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Postby denizaksulu » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:12 pm

doesntmatter wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
iceman wrote:"Nicosia" appeared with the arrival of the Lusignans. The "Frankish" Crusaders either could not, or did not care to, pronounce the name Lefkosia, and tended to say "Nicosia"

:shock: I thought Lefkosia was renamed to “Nicos-ia” by the British in honor of the statesman Nicos Sampson! :lol:


You know, you could be right there but not because he was a "statesman" but the Brits probably thought of him as a donkey.

Nicos-eeaaaa---eeeeaa" which later was shortened to "Nicos-ia". :lol:



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Postby denizaksulu » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:16 pm

Oracle wrote:
YFred wrote:
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denizaksulu wrote:
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denizaksulu wrote:Thanks for the confirmation of what I said Oracle mou.I cant help but notice the extra bit of information you kept there. Very thoughtful of you. :roll:
Just for the sake of completion ... don't want to be accused of snipping ends!I could have just posted this bit, and it would have been enough I guess ...  :D Nicosia was first inhabited over 5000 years ago. It was first known as Ledra during the Hellenistic period, but later the name was changed to Lefkothea under the Ptolemists.



The relevance to the topic is duly noticed.Efkharisto polla


Do you think the Ptolemists spoke with a lithp? :?


Dear Oracle, Thank you for that information but there is really no need to shout.
On the internet, bold and large size fonts are considered to be shouting.

If you wish to communicate with us I am afraid you will need to change your habits. Most of us Lurucadis are gentle folk and all that.


It's hard to be heard above all you Turk-TCs .... How many of you on the forum now?

More than there are in the "trnc" I'll bet!


.... besides, you live in London!



Ofcourse you forgot that you have only been living in Cyprus for a year now. It never kept you quiet when you were British resident in the UK. :lol:
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Postby YFred » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:15 pm

Oracle wrote:
YFred wrote:
Oracle wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:
Oracle wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:Thanks for the confirmation of what I said Oracle mou.I cant help but notice the extra bit of information you kept there. Very thoughtful of you. :roll:
Just for the sake of completion ... don't want to be accused of snipping ends!I could have just posted this bit, and it would have been enough I guess ...  :D Nicosia was first inhabited over 5000 years ago. It was first known as Ledra during the Hellenistic period, but later the name was changed to Lefkothea under the Ptolemists.



The relevance to the topic is duly noticed.Efkharisto polla


Do you think the Ptolemists spoke with a lithp? :?


Dear Oracle, Thank you for that information but there is really no need to shout.
On the internet, bold and large size fonts are considered to be shouting.

If you wish to communicate with us I am afraid you will need to change your habits. Most of us Lurucadis are gentle folk and all that.


It's hard to be heard above all you Turk-TCs .... How many of you on the forum now?

More than there are in the "trnc" I'll bet!


.... besides, you live in London!


I am really worried about you and your state of mind. You seem to be excessively obsessed with Hellenism. Not everything has a Hellenism angle. What’s should also be very really worrying for you is that the state of obsessive behaviour is the first step towards madness. The real question for you is how far have you progressed with it.

I intend to start up a discussion on Hellenism, even though it has become totally irrelevant since Greece and now Cyprus, and sooner or later Turkey and Northern Cyprus will join the EU. It’s not that different to discussing the Latin language, but at least other languages are based on that, which makes it worthwhile.

Now, Hellenism has been a discredited idea since the demise of Mussolini in Italy, and the Third Reich in Germany to name but a few. They had exactly the same ideas. However that is a different subject altogether and I promise you I will begin a discussion on Hellenism and its value for today’s world as well as more pressing topics like the discussions currently taking place which has a huge importance for all Cypriots.

The little amount of contribution you have made to this discussion compared to the number posts you have sent is incredible. Its seem you decide how much you will lets us know. Hence your contribution to this discussion has very little use. We need to know not only what information but from what source so we can check it.

I repeat what I said before. This is about finding the origin of Lurucina, nothing more nothing less. We appreciate all the contribution that has been made from everyone so far. For me it has been touching that during late 60s and early 70’s I should spend so much of time almost on top of such a historical site like Mallura and yet be oblivious to its existance. Through no fault of my own you understand. I was dodging the bullets at time with little Greek flags on it. But that’s another storey.

Whilst you and your obsessively Hellenic friends find it funny to try score points about the language it is written in, the grammar or the geography, I suspect you are actually so scared of what we may find that you are actually trying to deflect our effort. Now, Babadobillos ( excuse the spelling it is deliberate) tried do that in the negotiations to stop them, and failed miserably. So will you and your obsessive Hellenic friends.

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Postby haplessboyrussell » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:49 am

Thanks to all for the answer to my Nicosia / Lefkosia question last night - been wondering that for a while! Have a good Sunday, all...
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Postby YFred » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:10 pm

Can I make another request please?

I am working on a project to build a family tree of Lurucina Families. But not for personal gain. No intention of writing a book and selling it.

This includes all Lurucadis whether Greek or Turkish. We lost the records in the fire so hopefully we can hold on to the current known knowledge.

If you are a Lurucadi please contribute. If you know of one please tell them about it.

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Re: Origin of Lurucina

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:04 am

https://cyprusscene.com/2020/07/26/luru ... in-cyprus/

...i am saddened by this demise; all about roads.

Fifty seven years and counting, such a notion, that Cypriots live Free was silenced, what with the "Greeks", the "Turks", and their Agenda. Let's say it begins there.

Turkish Cypriots (and "Cypriot Turks") for a fifth time will be asked to choose as Leader, a President who represents the People. (And like the last election,) more importantly voters will be asked to choose, who, they are.

...i will remind Cypriots, that in 1960, there was not one paved road that spanned the island, and there was no infrastructure for drinking water either. Cypriots in only a short while, were able to change this fact; a demonstration of what Cypriots, as Cypriots can do.

...still hope for Lurucina, hope for Cyprus too.
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