[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale) Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Mon Sep 25 12:26:02 EDT 2006


> I thought it was from Turkic 'Atta' meaning 'father'!  (cf the former
> name of the Kazakh capital Almaty: 'Alma-ata', apparently meaning
> 'Apple-father', though I confess I don't know what that means.

Oh, why didn't I spot that?  I share a birthday with Mustapha Kemal, who
founded modern Turkey.  Being their Pater Patriae, he has ever since
been known as Attaturk = father of the Turks.

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