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Various games etymologies

Postby Xand1 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:28 am

Etymology (ετυμον (etymon) -true sense + λογος (logos) -word, explanation) analyses origin of word and from which words did it derive not actual use/meaning of words.
Meanings are mostly not literal they hint on certain aspect like: Luciana (light) enlighted, she liked knowledge, Tangar (border on) was on half of game, Merthuns (wine) Merthuns cave had purple floor, Mizabrandeau (moan, mutter) box of moanings, Orn (decorate) had appearance with ornamental like patterns, Adretana (towards net, snare) there were at least two traps in Adretana in which characters died, Mirsen (revere/remarkable old) had old population, Gonda tower (offspring give) had many bosses, Gazo Gazoher (treasure owner) he guarded treasure in pyramid, Tarabulla (disturb, upset by waterbubble) she was fire elemental, Ostarlow (burn low) was minor fire entity cast in spell.

In Laxius games names are mostly from Latin, less from Greek and has few words from other languages like Sanskrit, Spanish, Italian.Some Latin words are: lesser (merum -wine unmixed with water), uncommon (silus -snub nosed) or very rare (cenum -mud, filth), some Greek words are from ancient Greek dialects like τρωμα (trōma) -wound (appears in both Doric and Ionic but not Attic on which classical Greek is based τραυμα (trauma) -wound from classical Greek would be too obvious for players and would look unoriginal.It is important to pay attention to root of word, at least in games grammatical endings are often omited or distorted and names are usually made from two Latin or Greek words.Sometimes changes are phonetic like: aldor>altor, d>t and ostar>ustus, o>u.Uncommon or rare words are used to not be too obvious.

Laxius power etymology


Laxius
laxus, -a, -um (positive) laxior, -or, laxius (comparative) laxissimus, -a, -um (superlative) -wide, unrestricted
laxe, laxius (comparative), laxissime (superlative) -without restraint, over a wide area, on a large scale
laxius -wider (comparative, word of neuter gender)
power -from old French povoir -to be able, from Latin potere, from potis -able, capable
force -from Latin fortis -strong
Laxius power -wider power (in sense that is more powerful than physical or magic power) or it could mean unlimited,
unrestricted power
Aldorlea
altor -nourisher
lea -lioness


Laxius power 1


Random -spontaneous from randon rush, force (Old French) from randir to run fast
Sara -lady, princess
Luciana
lux -light
[enlighted, she liked knowledge and reading books]
Coryool
corulus -hazel tree
[tallest member of group]
Herasia
hera -mistress
Wendala
vendere -sell
Diroslav
diro, dirus -skillful, dire
Guanidia
guanidine -crystalline compound of strong alkalinity
Batabog
βατας (batas) -stammerer
βουγενης (bougenēs) -born of an ox
βους (bous) -ox, bull, cow
γενος (genos) -birth, origin
[minotaur]
Leanda, Linda
linde -soft, tender (germanic)
[her character was shy and soft]
Yveen
from Yves from Germanic element iv -yew (Old English iw -yew (from Indo-European eiwo- from ei- reddish, colorful (because has red arils (berry like structure surrounding seeds), Old High German iwa -yew, German eibe -yew) also could be from Welsh ywen -yew tree.Other names derived from Yves: Yvon, Yvonne, Yvette.
Baretta
dispute in middle english, originally given to a quarrelsome person

Aquapanga
aqua -water
pangere -compose
Deport
de -down, off, away
portus -refuge, haven, port, harbor
Indinera
in -at (space), on, in
dinus, dina, divinus -divine, godlike
era -mistress, lady
Damianzeking
Δαμιανος (Damianos) -Damian
δαμαω (damaō) -to tame
ze -the
king

Khransty
χραντος (khrantos) -stained, defiled
Nomagumm
no, nare - swim, float
magus -magic
[magician]
Sankt leona
sanctus -sacred, venerable, divine, holy
λεων (leōn) -lion, lioness
Anti of geryus
αντι (anti) -against
gerere -bear, carry
jus -law, justice
Bombas
βομβαξ (bombax) -prodigious
[in sense monstrous, weird]
Gondurack
γωνια (gōnia) -corner, angle, leader, chief
durus -hard
Cockatrix, Cockatrice
corruption of calcatrix -she who treads/tramples on something
calcare -to tread, trample upon
calx -heel (also limestone, lime, chalk)
Pierrick, Pierre, Peter
πετρος (petros) -stone
Minotaur
Μινως -Minos
ταυρος (tauros) -bull
Capool, Capul
capulus -lasso, sword hilt/handle
[town of minotaurs, lasso]
Althar
αλθος (althos) -healing, medicine
Imp
impe, impa -young shoot, graft (old English)
Pallala
palum -stake, pile, pole, prop
al -of, pertaining to, in a condition of, in a state of
[destroyed town, in condition of pile, rubble]
Merthuns
merum -wine (unmixed with water)
[Merthuns cave had purple floor]
Thaumaturgist -miracle worker
θαυμα (thauma) -wonder
εργον (ergon) -work
Balthus cave
balteus -belt, baldric
[cave map goes around like belt but not fully]
Gudar
It. guidare -to lead
[he was leader on upper west]
Barandos
βαρυς (barys) -heavy
ανδρος (andros) -man
Anthastyr melobee
ανθος (anthos) -flower
τυρος (tyros) -cheese
μελος (melos) -song, melody, tone
bee
[he made Chanterless maze hence words are mostly from nature]
Dorado
Sp. dorado -gilt
dorar -to gild
Lat. deaurare -gild, cover with gold
de -down, off, away
aurare -gild, overlay with gold
[was rich because heavily taxed minotaurs]
Orfuls
orfe -small fresh-water fish colored like goldfish
ul -diminutive, little
[Dorado's brother maybe that's why goldfish (but only in gold word sense not real goldfish)]
Demon
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, divine power, god, godess
Dahlos de loo
δαλος (dalos) -meteor, fire-brand
λουω (louō) -wash
Nereid
Νηρηις (nērēis) -daughter of Nereus, sea-nymph
νηρος (nēros) -water
Tangar
tangere -touch, border on
[Tangar was on half of game]
Dryad
Δρυας (dryas) -dryad, nymph whose life was bound up with tree
δρυς (drys) -tree
Mirmillic robe
μυρμηξ (myrmēx) -ant
Pelleas
pellere -drive out, banish, defeat
[ghost]
Nymph
νυμφη (nymphē) - a godess of mountains, forests, meadows or waters, young woman
Darthar
δαρθανω (darthanō) -sleep, fall asleep
[he was earth god, perhaps meaning earth in winter or inactivity]
Mont Zulle
sulum -everything
Mizabrandeau
μυζω (myzō) -moan, mutter, murmur
[box of moanings]
Gargaryan
γαργαριζω (gargarizō) -to gargle
Metrolia
μητροπολις (mētropolis) -capital city
μητηρ (mētēr) -mother
πολις (polis) -city
[biggest city, in book on top of Raymonds library said to be like capital city]
Kaleidos walls
καλος (kalos) -beautiful
ειδος (eidos) -form, shape, sight, vision
[could change menu graphics]
Millipuf
millies -thousand times
puff
Carix Xarisman
χαραξ (kharax) -full of thorns, thorny, pole, palisade
ξηρος (xēros) -dry land, dry
μανος (manos) -rare, infrequent
Xerberus
Κερβερος (kerberos) -Cerberus, many-headed dog of Hades
κηρ (kēr) -doom
ερεβος (erebos) -darkness of the deep, place of neather darkness, Erebos
Mithril
mith -grey (Sindarin)
ril -glitter (Sindarin)
Teszrandus
τη (tē) -take
'ανδανω (handanō) -delight
Zapoo
ζαπυρος (zapyros) -very fiery
ζα (za) -very
πυρ (pyr) -fire
[appearance has orange-reddish color]
Ostarlow
urere, ustus -burn
low
[he was cast in fire spell as minor fire entity]
Ozur
osor -hater
odisse, osus -to hate
[brutal orc]
Quiridoo
quire -be able
do -grant, offer, give
[powerful spell]
Arkus
arcus -bow, arch, anything arched or curved
Georgi
γη (gē) -earth, land
εργον (ergon) -work
Argolithia lake
αργος (argos) -shining, glistering
λιθος (lithos) -stone
[probably meaning on wet stones or rocks near lake/river that sparkled on sunlight]
Carmancia river
carus -dear, costly, precious, expensive
mantum -cloak
Cortolis
cors, cortis -court, yard
ol -little, small
Lycose
λυκος (lykos) -wolf, a kind of spider
Fanta
φανταζω (phantazō) -imagine, fancy, make visible
Erkol lake
erus -master, owner
eris -hedgehog
col -denotes one who inhabits
[Kevin was near Erkol lake and he was expert (master) mountaineer]
Phospho dwarf
φωσφορεω (phōsphoreō) -bear or bring light, shine
φως (phōs) -light
φορεω (phoreō) -bear, carry, hold
Lanthal falls
λανθανω (lanthanō) -escape notice, unseen
al -of, pertaining to, in a condition of, in a state of
Tyrtyro
τυρος (tyros) -cheese
tiro -recruit, beginner, novice
[was lesser boss near end of Tangar mountains who had yellow face and appearance of Marlons rogues]
Aurora land
aurora -dawn
Gorgona
Γοργω (gorgō) -Gorgon, grim one
γοργος (gorgos) -grim, fierce, terrible
Valtarneer ship
valere, valitus -be powerful, prevail
valto
t -try to do
neer -nearer
[Orfuls ship near Sankt Leona, minotaurs prepared themselves for war]
Azzeal
ad -towards, to
ζηλος (zēlos) -ambition, passion, zeal
Thalbu
θαλος (thalos) -scion, child
βους (bous) -bull, ox, cow
Aeglyth monolith
αιξ (aex), αιγος (aigos) -goat
λιθος (lithos) -stone
Papura
παππος (pappos) -ancestor, grandfather
ur -pertaining to, use of
[ghost in Granit tower]
Crantax
κρανιον (kranion) -skull
ταξις (taxis) -arranging
Lord Azkard
αζα (aza) -heat, unsatisfied desire
καρδια (kardia) -heart
Lazandra
λαζομαι (lazomai) -seize, grasp
ανηρ (anēr), ανδρος (andros) -man
Arconia
arco, arcere -keep away, protect
Oudes giuli
ουδος (oudos) -entrance, threshold, way
It. giulivo -jolly, merry
Bromium
βρωμος (brōmos) -stink, noisome smell
Kirai
κυραι (kyrai), κυρεω (kyreō) -find, obtain, reach
Dogura
doga, dogae -vat, vessel
ur -pertaining to, use of
Mogol
μογος (mogos) -trouble, distress, toil
ol -little, small, diminutive


Laxius power 2

Gaor-Gaban
γαοργεω (gaorgeō), γεωργια (geōrgia) -land labor
γη (gē) -earth, land
εργον (ergon) -work
gabii, γαμφη (gamphē) -jaw
Drakon Belt
δρακων (drakōn) -dragon, serpent
Agamanthar
αγαμος (agamos) -unmarried, single, widower
ανθος (anthos) -flower
Undine, Ondine
unda -wave
Nikos
νικη (nikē) -victory
Zanbard
ζαν (zan), ζην (zēn) -rain
bard
Quur
quire -be able
ur -pertaining to, use of


Laxius power 3

Luba
lubere -it pleases, is pleasing, agreeable, please, want
[she helped Random but probably for her own hidden reasons]
Zoo
ζοω (zoō), ζω (zō) -live, living power, to be in full vigor, pass one's life, long live
Gonda Tower
γονος (gonos) -offspring
da, dare -give
[tower had many bosses]
Varakular
vara, varus -bent outwards, bandy
culare -drive, thrust, shove
Usvania
ussi, urere -burn
vania -falseness, emptiness
vanus, vana - empty, false
i -makes abstract noun
Desa
δησα (dēsa) -bind, tie (Ionic)
δεω (deō) -bind
δεσμος (desmos) -bond, chain, imprisonment
Yen Karis
ιεν (ien), ιε (ie) -go
καρις (karis) -shrimp
Anxu
anxi, angere -choke, cause pain, trouble
Sariis
sarire -hoe, weed (crops), dig over i -makes abstract noun of the verb
Merulis
merula -blackbird, a dark-colored fish, wrasse
Cenodemon
cenum -mud, filth, dirt, uncleanness (of persons), scum
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, divine power, god, godess
Pyro Ring
πυρ (pyr) -fire
Lord of the Dance spell might be from नटराज (naTarāja) -king (or lord) of dance (नट (naTa) -dancer from नाट
(nāTa) -dance + राज (rāja) -king) is depiction of Hindu god Shiva as cosmic dancer who creates or destroys the world with dance.
Amabranda
ama, amo, amare -love, like
It. branda -camp bed, hammock
Xanthou axe
ξανθος (xanthos) -yellow, golden
Silus
silus -snub-nosed, pug-nosed
Noxodox
noxa -hurt, injury, punishment
δοξα (doxa) -idea, opinion, expectation, illustrious persons
Endemon Parambo
εν (en) -in, within
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, demon
παραμειβω (parameibō) -change, alter, pass by/over, divert
Tara
तारा (tārā) -star
Evander (Greek, Roman mythology)
ευ (eu) -good
ανδρος (andros) -man
Evander (English, Scottish)
Anglicized form of Iomhar from Ivor from Old Norse Ivarr
yr -yew, bow
arr -warrior
Jurgandia
jurgo, jurgare -quarrel, scold
Arkandos
αρκεω (arkeō) -ward off, defend
αρκος (arkos) -defence
Chloreon shield
χλωρος (chlōros) -greenish-yellow, pale green
Duncan
donn -brown (Gaelic)
cath -warrior (Gaelic)
Anglicized form of Gaelic name Donnchadh
Woods of Shiron
συρων (syrōn), συρω (syrō) -sweep, sweep away
[had most difficult random encounters]
Scriophile
screo -clear the throat, hem
φιλος (philos) -loving, pleases, friend
Gralmaschoum
grallae -stilt
μασχαλη (maschalē) -branch, twig
Semphoros
σημα (sēma) -sign, mark, token, omen, portent
φορος (phoros) -bearing
Serpentor
serpere -crawl, creep
-tor is suffix for masculine agent noun
serpens -snake
Kryon helmet
κρυος (kryos) -icy cold, frost
Urbalz
urbs -city
al -of a, pertaining to
Angohol
ango, angere -choke
'ολος (holos) -entirely, wholly
Maetulean
metus -fear, anxiety
ul -little, small
Argodus
αργωδης (argōdēs) -lazy
Eldorian
ελδωρ (eldōr) -wish, longing, desire
Baron Infernodon
infernus -hell, lower world, underground, lower, under
infra -below, lower, under
οδων (odōn) -tooth
Xonodor
ξαινω (xainō) -scratch
δωρεω (dōreō) -give
Amlunn
am, ambi -around
luna -moon
[he was vampire]
Orn
ornare -decorate, equip
[had appearance with ornamental like patterns]
Orghandi
urgere -press hard, squeeze Gerund urgendi
Lonfa
luna -moon
fari -speak
TeAndal
te -you
andare -go
[sword that Random winned in Tyrine, at start of Lucida tower is hinted it may be destiny]
Vaszanka
vazanka -tie, necktie (Czech)
Nenula
nenia -magic song, incantation, mournful song
ul -little, small, diminutive
Amaranth
αμαραντος (amarantos) -never fading flower
α (a) -not
μαρ (mar) -wither
ανθος (anthos) -flower
Aglae-Terra
αγλαε (aglae), αγλαος (aglaos) -brilliant
terra -earth, land, ground
Palambo
palam -openly, publicly, plainly
bus -ox, bull, cow
Muura gem
murra -fluorspar, agate, highly prized mineral used for making vases
Korago
κορος (koros) -pure
αγος (agos) -leader, religious awe
Anvirs
an -around
vir -person of courage, honor and nobility, hero, man, husband
Riga
rigare -moisten, wet, water
Lupanda
lues -plague
panda -spreading round in a wide curve arched
Trondor
τρωμα (trōma), τραυμα (trauma) -wound
δωρεω (dōreō) -give
Enmba
εμβα (emba) -advance
εμβαινω (embainō) -get in, step in
Megalodon
μεγαλος (megalos), μεγας (megas) -big
οδων (odōn) -tooth
Sadronista
sand
sadra -gypsum
nisus -resting upon, pressing upon
Pyramid
πυραμις (pyramis), πυραμιδος (pyramidos) -pyramid
πυρ (pyr) -fire (because pointed)
Ulla
ullus, ulla, ullum -any
Ubacca
bacca -berry, olive, pearl
Ovobom
ovo, ovum -egg, oval
pomus -fruit
Kerikera's Orb
κειρια (keiria) -girth of a bedstead
κεραω (keraō) -mix (especially with water)
[casts bed of icebergs]
Dabaki Pepper
da -give
βακκαρις (bakkaris) -unguent
Mazurine
mas -brave, man
ur -pertaining to, use of
Zagyodon
ζα (za), δια (dia) -through (ζα Aeolic for δια)
γυιον (gyion) -limb, hand, whole body
οδων (odōn) -tooth
[opponent with devastating spells]
Ulm warrior
ulmus -elm tree
Munola d'Albeyn
munus -service, duty
ol -little, small, diminutive
albus, alba -white, pale
Zaerus
ζα (za) -very
ιρος (iros), 'ιερος (hieros) -filled with or manifesting divine power, supernatural, holy
Nojan
no -swim, float
janus -covered passage, arched passageway
Rixian
rixa -violent or noisy quarrel, brawl


Blades of heaven

Benedict
benedictus, benedicere -speak well of, bless, praise
bene -well, good
dicere -say, talk, speak
Laura
laurus -laurel
Grum
grumus -little heap (of soil), hillock of earth
Orion
Ωριων (ōriōn) -Orion (from 'οριον (horion) -boundary, limit or Uru-anna -heaven's light (Akkadian)
Bumonn
βουμυκοι (boumykoi) -loud bellowings
Kajaar
caiare -beat, thrash, cudgel
Pangea
παν (pan) -all
γεα (gea), γαια (gaia), γη (gē) -earth
Carcarodon
καρχαριας (karkharias) -a kind of shark
οδων (odōn) -tooth
Calhor
calor -heat, warmth
'ωρα (hōra) -season, time, hour
[warm season, animal town]
Padago
παδαω (padaō) -leap, spring, stamp
ago -act
Zacrisfal
ζακρυοεις (zakryoeis) -very numbing, freezing
ζα (za) -very
κρυοεις (kryoeis) -chilling, icy cold
falx -sickle, scythe
Aguanathar
agua -water (Spanish)
नाथ (nātha) -lord (Sanskrit)
[Jane said that most of undeads are on bottom of ocean]

Laxius force etymology


Laxius force 1

Kratin
κρατυς (kratys) -strong
[warrior but because of curse couldn't prove how strong he really was]
Marilyis
mare -sea, sea water
il -of, pertaining to, in a condition of
[mermaid]
Vanina
vana, vanus -empty, false, untrustworthy
Lamia
Λαμια (lamia) -lamia, a fabulous monster
λαιμος (laimos) -throat
Adretana
ad -towards, to, near
rete -net, snare
[there were at least two traps in Adretana in which characters died]
Hydra
'υδρα (hydra) -water snake
'υδωρ (hydōr) -water
Gaia dust
γαια (gaia) -earth
Salcerium ore
sal -salt
cerium -growth characterized by honeycomb pattern
Emerald Drakon
δρακων (drakōn) -dragon, serpent
Aldai ring
altae, altus -high, deep, profound, noble, deep rooted
Dinosaur
δεινος (deinos) -terrible
σαυρος (sauros) -lizard
Rapawii dagger
rapa -turnip
avium -wild waste, wilderness, pathless region
Arachne sword
αραχνη (arachnē) -spider
Rhamus
ramus -branch, bough
Gazo Gazoher
γαζα (gaza) -treasure
herus -owner, master, lord
[he guarded treasure in pyramid]
Balnuunla
βαλις (balis), αγριος (agrios) -living in fields, wild, savage
νοος (noos), νοον (noon) -mind, sense
[had large garden, forest, wild area in which oracle was]
Madu
madui, madere -be wet, be dripping
Gaes
γαισος (gaisos) -javelin
Arvendel
αρις (aris) -shrine
vendo, vendere -sell, praise a thing (as if offering it for sale)
[shrine praised by grand commandanter]
Noona
νοον (noon) -mind, sense
Mirsen
mirare -revere, admire
mirus -amazing, remarkable, suprising
senex -aged, old
[had older population]
Cantal flower
cantus -wheel, song, chant
al -of a, pertaining to, in condition of
Sidor
sidor, sidere -settle, sit down, run aground


Laxius force 2

Tarabulla
ταρασσω (tarassō) -throw into disorder, disturb, upset
bulla -bubble, waterbubble
[fire elemental]
Petula
paetula, paetulus -squinting
Azygos
αζυγος (azygos), αζυξ (azyx) -unpaired, isolated, single
α (a) -not
ζυγος (zygos) -pair, rank, even, balance
Medusa
μεδεουσα (medeousa) -guardian
μεδω (medō) -protect
Tatxux
τατος (tatos) -that can be stretched
ξοος (xoos), ξυσμος (xysmos) -irritation
Kurbas
curare -attend to, take care of, arrange, heal
bas -foundation, base, pedestal
Onyx
ονυξ (onyx) -talon, claw, nail, gem


3 Stars of destiny

Oxyfolia
οξυς (oxys) -sharp
folium -leaf
Mantalis
mantum -cloak
al -of a, pertaining to, in a condition of
Noxodox
noxa -hurt, injury, punishment
δοξα (doxa) -idea, opinion, expectation, illustrious persons
Ramus
ramus -branch, bough
Garo fists
garav -sooty, swarthy, very black
Chameleon
χαμαι (chamai) -on the ground
λεων (leōn) -lion
Aldorlea ring
altor -nourisher
lea -lioness
Xen
ξενος (xenos) -foreigner, stranger, guest
Zelyus ring
ζηλος (zēlos) -eager rivalry
jus -law, justice
Aquifolium
aquifolius -holly tree, having pointed leaves
acus -needle
folium -leaf

Used software:
Whitaker's Words free latin dictionary
Kalos free classic greek dictionary
Diogenes free greek and latin dictionary
http://www.etymonline.com


Morrowind etymology

Kagrenac
χαος (chaos) -infinite space, unformed matter, nether abyss
γραω (graō) -gnaw, eat
Dwemer
δυη (duē) -misery
μερος (meros) -part, share, destiny
Daedra
δαιος (daios) -hostile, destructive, enemy, unhappy, wretched (αι (ai) becomes in Latin ae)
δραω (draō) -do, accomplish, perform mystical rites
Ajira
अजिर (ajira) -agile, quick, rapid (Sanskrit)
Vivec
विवेक (viveka) -distinction, discussion, true knowledge, right judgment, faculty of distinguishing
and classifying things according to their real properties, power of separating the invisible
spirit from the visible world (Sanskrit)
Almalexia
alma, almus -nourishing, providing nurture
lex -law
Pania Cadiusus
pane -bread
cadium -small jar
cadus -jar
usus -use
Hortator
hortari -encourage, cheer, incite
hortator -inciter, encourager, exhorter
Aedra
αιος (aios), αιων (aiōn) -perpetually, for ever, eternity (αι (ai) becomes in Latin ae)
δραω (draō) -do, accomplish, perform mystical rites
Bacola Closcius
baca -berry
ol -little, small
clodere, closus -shut, close, block


Oblivion etymology

Ayleid
αυλη (aylē) -chamber, hall, any dwelling, courtyard
ειδος (eidos) -form, shape, to be or become like
Bruma
bruma -winter, winter cold/weather, winter solstice, shortest day
Bravil
bravere -gamble
il -able to, having the passive quality
Lake Rumare
rumare, ruminare -chew over again
Namira
na, nare -swim, float
mira, mirus -wonderful, strange, extraordinary
Hieronymus Lex
'ιερος (hieros) -holy
unire -unite
lex -law
Umbra
umbra -shadow, shade, ghost
Umbacano
umbo -boss (of a shield)
canus -white, gray, aged, old
Volanaro
volare -fly
nare -swim
Talos
θαλος (thalos) -scion, child
ταλως (talōs) -sun (Cretan) 'ηλιος (hēlios) -sun
Viator Accius
viator -traveler
via -way, road
accire -send for, summon, invite
Suurootan
सूर्य (sūrya) -sun (Sanskrit)
tan
Gaiar Alata
γαια (gaia) -earth, land, country
alata, alatus -winged, furnished with wings
Ruma
ruma, rumen -throat
Mankar Camoran
manceps -a purchaser of any thing, owner, master, chief
manus -hand
capere -take hold, seize, grasp
camur -curved, bent, crocked
Baurus
bae -palm branch
ur -pertaining to, use of
Ungolim
ungula -hoof, bird claw/talon, toe nail
Seridur
serum -late hour
durus -hard, cruel
Umaril
umerus -shoulder, bearing a burden
il -of a, pertaining to, in a condition of
Nirn
νιρνος (nirnos) -seed of a kind of pine (Achaean)
Carac Agaialor
carus -dear, beloved, costly, precious, valued
ac -having a tendency
αγαιομαι (agaiomai) -(in good sense) admire,(in bad sense) look on with jealousy or envy
(Ionic for αγαμαι (agamai)
αγαιος (agaios) -enviable
lorica -leather cuirass, enclosure, defence of any kind
Ungarion
ungere -anoint/rub with oil, smear with oil/grease


Everlong etymology

Glen
gleann -valley (Gaelic)
Meredith
meredydd -great lord or sea lord (Welsh)
Brad
Bradley -broad clearing (Old English)
niveus -snowy, nix snow
Caeruleus Silex
caeruleus -blue, greenish-blue
silex -flint, stone, boulder
Illac salus
illac -that way
salus -health, prosperity, good wish, greeting
Occultus gaza
occultus -hidden, secret
γαζα (gaza) -treasure
gaza -treasure (royal)
Singapore
सिंह (simha) -lion (Sanskrit)
पुर (pura) -city (Sanskrit)
borealis -northern
argentum -silver
Methus
metus -fear, anxiety, dread
aurora -dawn, daybreak, sunrise
periculum -danger, peril
lacuna -pit, hollow, cavity, pool
Silva vicus
silva -wood, forest
vicus -village, hamlet
propugnaculum -bulwark, rampart, defense
veneficus -sorcerer, wizard, enchanter, rogue
Providence
providere -foresee
pro-before, in front of
videre -see, look at
asper -rough, harsh, sharp, hard
syrtis -sandbank, quicksand
arboreus -of tree, resembling a tree, branching, wooden
arbor -tree
Tenebrosus specus
tenebrosus -dark, gloomy
tenebra -darkness
specus -cave, chasm, hole, pit, hollow, grotto
alveus -cavity, hollow, channel, bed (river), trench
Ora domus
ora -shore, coast
domus -house, building, home
carbunculus -live coal, red tophus, precious stone, vine blight, carbuncle
Incultus regnum
incultus -uncultivated (land), rough
regnum -kingdom
Leotini
leo -lion
tinus - laurustinus, (bay laurel), evergreen winter-flowering shrub
Ianua salum
ianua -door, entrance
salum -open sea, high sea, ocean, sea in motion
sal -salt
Revirdok
re -again
virere -be green, be lively or vigorous
Cruor pistris
cruor -blood, gore
pistris -sea monster, whale
Sepulcrum profundus
sepulcrum -grave, tomb
profundus -deep, profound, boundless
Tiro amicus
tiro -recruit, beginner, novice
amicus -friend, friendly
castrens -soldier in camp
castrensis -of/connected with camp
Cirigon
cire -move, set in motion, stir up
rigo -moisten, wet, water
Reus proditor
reus -guilty, plaintiff
proditor -traitor
navalis - of ships
navale -dock, shipway
murus -wall, city wall
Effluo pagus
effluo -flow out, disappear, vanish, escape, be forgotten
pagus -district, canton, province
senium - condition of old age, melancholy, gloom
situs -position, site, laid up, situated
Terra cavus
terra -earth, land, ground, country, region
cavus -cave, hole, cavity, opening, burrow, aperture
auctus -growth, increase
Fons moenia
fons -spring, fountain, well, source
moene -defensive/town walls, bulwarks, fortifications, fortified town
Pullus unda
pullus -blackish, dark colored
unda -wave
aditus -approach, access, entrance
Antiquus fanum
antiquus -old, ancient, ancients
fanum -sanctuary, temple
Erus caminus
erus -master, owner
caminus -smelting/foundry furnace, forge
Viridis mons
viridis -green, fresh, blooming
mons -mountain
Nemus aveum
nemus -wood, forest
avis -bird, sign, omen, portent
Nex cacumen
nex -death
cacumen -peak, summit, top
aetherius -ethereal, heavenly, divine, aloft, lofty
Solus insula
solus -only, single, lonely, alone
insula -island
Prodigium nidus
prodigium - portent, prodigy, wonder, monster
nidus -nest
occiduus -westerly
Silentium tumulus
silens -silent, still
tumulus -mound, hillock
Khaer magnus
χειρ (kheir) -hand, paw of animals
χερος (kheros) -hand, paw of animals (Ionic)
magnus -big, great, huge, powerful, mighty
Fulgora
fulgor -brightness, brilliance, radiance, splendor
Expirius
expirare -breathe out, exhale, expire, die, cease
Gerovitus
gero -bear, carry, wear
vitus -rim
Daevus
devus -god
Ignis castrum
ignis -fire
castrum -fort, castle, fortress
quercetum -oak forest
Internus vorago
internus -inward, internal
vorago -deep hole, chasm, watery hollow
Pons pontus
pons -bridge
pontus -sea
Furvus equester
furvus -dark colored, black
equester -mounted on horse, horseman
magus -magician, magic
Arma
armum -weapon, equipment
dolus -trick, deceit, treachery
aries -ram (sheep), battering ram, the Ram (zodiac)
somnifer -inducing sleep
inertia -inactivity, laziness, idleness, sloth
Verata
ve -not, without, very
ratus -established, authorative, fixed, certain
Manta
mantum -Spanish cloak
ultima -last, latest, farthest, highest, greatest



Three the Hard Way etymology

Kaibutsu
怪物 [カイブツ] (kaibutsu) -monster
怪 [カイ] (kai) -mystery, apparition
物 [ブツ] (butsu) -thing, object
Kita
北 [きた] (kita) -north
Bokken
木剣 [ボッケン] (bokken) -wooden sword
木 [ボク] (boku) -tree, wood
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword
Minami
南 [みなみ] (minami) -south
Garou
餓狼 [ガロウ] (garou) -hungry wolf
餓 [ガ] (ga) -hungry, starve
狼 [ロウ] (rou) -wolf
Kibou
冀望 [キボウ] (kibou) -hope, wish
冀 [キ] (ki) -hope for, wish
望 [ボウ] (bou) -hope, desire
or
詭謀 [キボウ] (kibou) -trick, ruse
詭 [キ] (ki) -lie, deceive
謀 [ボウ] (bou) -cheat, deceive
Iishenron
好い [いい] (ii) -good, nice, pleasant
新 [シン] (shin) -new
心 [シン] (shin) -heart
信 [シン] (shin) -sincerity, reliance, faith, devotion
論 [ロン] (ron) -discussion
or
一神論 [イッシンロン] -monotheism
一 [い] (i) -one
神 [シン] (shin) -god, soul
Konsui
昏睡 [コンスイ] (konsui) -lethargy, stupor, coma
昏 [コン] (kon) -dark, evening, dusk
睡 [スイ] (sui) -drowsy, sleep
Sake
酒 [さけ] (sake) -alcohol, sake
Sanshouo
山椒魚 [サンショウうお] (sanshouuo) -salamander
Aiken
愛 [アイ] (ai) -love, affection
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword
Seion
静穏 [セイオン] (seion) -serene, tranquility
静 [セイ] (sei) -quiet
穏 [オン] (on) -calm, quiet
Kung fu
功夫 (gong fu) -skill, kung fu, labor
功 (gong) -merit, achievement, service, honor
夫 (fu) -man
Sckocemag
scorch
mage
Beaufort
beau -beautiful
fort
Olanta
olere, olenda -smell of, smell like
Vance -from English surname which was derived from Old English fenn -marsh, fen
Lauren
laurus -laurel
Clifton -from surname which was originally derived from place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English
Cary -from Irish surname which was derived from O Ciardha meaning "descendent of Ciardha" Ciardha -dark (Gaelic)
Fayette -little fairy (French)
Raleigh -from place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English
Mauldin -perhaps from Maldwyn Welsh form of Baldwin from Germanic elements bald -bold, brave and win -friend
Benson -from surname which originally meant "son of Benedict" from benedictus -blessed
bene -well
dicere -talk, speak
Edisto
e, ex -out, away from, beyond
disto, distare -be distant, be different
Gastonia -possibly means either "stranger" from Germanic or "of Gascony" from French
Terrortula
terror -fear
tuli, ferre -bring, bear
Lumbee
लुम्बिनी (lumbinī) -lovely
name of princess and grove named after her where Buddha was born
Treasure of Nags
नाग (nāga) -snake, cobra, class of beings associated with waters, rivers, lakes, seas, wells and are generally regarded as
guardians of treasure
Gobus
gobius -small fish
Lucama -either from lux -light or lucus -grove
Olar amulet
olere -smell of, smell like
Hiryuu shouri zan
飛竜勝利斬 [ヒリュウ ショウリ ザン]
飛 [ヒ] (hi) -fly
竜 [リュウ] (ryuu) -dragon
勝利 [ショウリ] (shouri) -victory
斬 [ザン] (zan) -cut
Hiryuu Seizon Kougeki (Benson's desperation attack) (word solved by Non-Sequitur)
飛竜 [ヒリュウ] (hiryuu) -flying dragon
生存 [セイゾン] (seizon) -survival
攻撃 [コウゲキ] (kougeki) -attack
Kanna
花 [かんな] (kanna) -flower (this pronunciation is only as name otherwise hanna)
Zebulun -exaltation (Hebrew).Zebulun was tenth son of Jacob in the Old Testament and ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel
Megapede
μεγας (megas) -large, big
pes, pedis -foot
Ramseur -probably from Rameses
ra -sun (Ancient Egyptian)
meses -born (Ancient Egyptian)
Grimorum -grimoire, a book of instructions in use of magic
Tatum
τατι (tati) -name applied by slave to mistress
Vore
voro -swallow
Candor
candor -bright light, radiance, heat, purity
Sporulus
σπορα (spora) -seed
ul -little, small
Eeluminati
eel
illuminatus -light up
Paralgae (similar to algae)
παρα (para) -beside, beyond, against, similar
alga -sea weed, literary means entwining, derived from alligare -to bind
Orrum
orum, oris, os -mouth, face
Campobello
campus -plain, field
bello -pretty
Pelion
πελιος (pelios) -dull, dark, discoloured
Πηλιον (pēlion) -Pelion, a mountain in Thessaly
Alegon
αλεγω (alegō) -care for, regard, respect
Paramoeba (similar to amoeba)
παρα (para) -beside, beyond, against, similar
amoeba from αμοιβη (amoibē) -change
Ambrosia
αμβροσια (ambrosia) -immortality, elixir of life
Dyn ring
δυναμις (dynamis) -power, might, potency, ability
Viatoris
viator -traveler
Pantego
παν (pan) -all
tego, tegere -cover, protect, defend, hide
Kure
暮れ [くれ] (kure) -sunset, nightfall, end
Onna
女 [おんな] (onna) -woman
Zanbattou
斬馬刀 [ザンバトウ] (zanbatō) -type of long sword
斬 [ザン] (zan) -to cut, to slash
馬 [バ] (ba), [ま] (ma) -horse
刀 [トウ] (tō) -saber, sword
Gladia
gladius -sword
Kimono
着物 [きもの] (kimono) -Kimono
着 [き] (ki) -wear, counter for suits, clothing
物 [もの] (mono) -thing, object
Kodachi
小太刀 [こだち] (kodachi) -short sword, small sword
Naginata
長刀 [なぎなた] (naginata) -long sword, halberd
Vermex
vermes, vermis -worm
Reticulus
reticulum -diminutive of rete -net, ul -small
Mahou spice
魔法 [マホウ] (mahou) -magic
魔 [マ] (ma) -evil spirit, magic, demon, witch
法 [ホウ] (hou) -rule, method, law
Noronta
nor, neither
οντα (onta) -reality, truth
Eutaw
ευ (eu) -well, thoroughly, ease
taw
Afiscanople
α (a) -not
φισκος (phiskos) -imperial treasury
πολις (polis) -city
Ehrhardt
Erhard -from name of German saint, from Old High German era -honour + harti -hard
Avion
avis -bird
Calculus -pebble, stone
Aurum -gold
Anathema
αναθεμα (anathema) -curse, an accursed thing
Lamia
Λαμια (lamia) -lamia, a fabulous monster
λαιμος (laimos) -throat
Vicar
vicarius -substitute, deputy, successor, supplying the place of someone/something
Ragnarok -from Old Norse ragnarök from regin -gods + rök -fate, development
Kenan -means possession in Hebrew
Durham -from Old English dun -hill and Old Norse holme -island
Henar
εναρ (enar) -flow (Lacon.)
Pomaria
pomarium -orchard



Ahriman's Prophecy etymology

Talia -form of Talya -dew from God (Hebrew) or from Thalia, Θαλεια (thaleia) derived from θαλλω (thallō) -to blossom
Thais
θαις (thais) -bandage
Zorom
zorro -fox (Spanish)
Dyuti
द्युति (dyuti) -splendour, brightness, lustre, majesty, dignity (Sanskrit)
Candar
candere -shine, gleam, glow, sparkle + ar -means/instrument/place for special purpose
Alnus -alder, alder-wood, plank
Tar Vendron
vendor, vendere -sell, to sell or give up any thing for money, to betray
Tanto
短刀 [タントウ] (tantō) -short sword, dagger
Serenia
serenus, serena -cheerful, serene, bright
Aquifolium
aquifolius -holly tree, having pointed leaves
acus -needle
folium -leaf
Hypericum -name of St John's wort derived from Greek words 'υπερ (hyper) -above + εικων (eikōn) -picture, image, in reference to the traditional use of the plant to ward off evil, by hanging plants over a religious icon in the house during St John's day
Vesipia
vesper -evening
ver, veris -spring
sipare -scatter, pour
Ahriman -modern Persian form of Angra Mainyu -evil spirit in Avestan.In Persian mythology was god of darkness and destruction


Aveyond

Rhen
蓮 [レン] (ren) -lotus or 恋 [レン] (ren) -romance, love
Mara
मार (māra) -the destroyer, Mara demon who tempted Buddha
Aveyond
aveo, avere -desire, wish for
yond -futher, beyond, over, across
Veniara
venire -come
venari -hunt
Arishtha islands
अरिष्ट (arishta) -secure, safe, unhurt (अ (a) -not + रिष्ट (rishta) -broken, injured)
Ejindro
ejido -farm (Mexican Spanish).Ejidos are typically on the road out of town or village
Vohu Manah -good purpose (Avestan), one of six divine sparks of Ahura Mazda, each represent one facet of creation, Vohu Manah represented all animal creation
Indra
इन्द्र (indra) from इन्दु (indu) -a drop + र (ra) -possessing.Indra is name of Hindu chief god and god of sky and rain
Vata
वात (vāta) -blown, wind, wind god
Armaiti
armaiti -devotion (Avestan), represented earth
Rashnu -Avestan name of Zoroastrian god of justice
Mithra
mitra -oath, alliance, friend (Indo-Iranian root).In Persian mythology he was god of light and friendship
Eithera
aether -upper air, ether, heaven, sky


Starless Umbra etymology

Arkor
arcor, arco, arcere -keep away, protect
Olfacon
olfacio, olfacere -smell (olere -smell of, smell like + facio, facere -make, produce)
Falas
falas, fala -wooden tower or pillar
Odorus
odor -scent, smell
Dorin
δωρον (dōron) -gift, blessing
Beor ub numa
beor, beo, beare -bless
nummus -coin, money
Mydat
μυδος (mydos) -damp, clamminess
Therdrian
θερος (theros) -summer
Sathron
σαθρος (sathros) -cracked, unsound, impotent
Ghaine
γαινος (gainos) -of earth
Kelar
celar, celo, celare -conceal, hide
Zett
ζητεω (zēteō) -seek, seek for, seeking
ζεστος (zestos) -hot
Exorgath
exoro, exorare -persuade, obtain, prevail, beg + go -act of or result of action of verb
Veris
veris, verum -truth
ver, veris -spring
Andoru
from Andrew from Ανδρεας (andreas) from ανηρ (anēr) -man (genitive ανδρος (andros) -of a man
Tulron
τυλοω (tuloō) -hard, callous
ρωννυμι (rōnnymi) -farewell
or
tuli, ferre -bear, produce
rus -country, lands, fields
Dysona gem
δυσωνος (dysōnos) -hard to buy
δυς (dys) -hard, un-, mis-
ωνος (ōnos) -purchase
Badal
βαδος (bados) -walk
al -in a condition of, in state of
Edim
edim, edo, esse -eat, consume
Hanatii
花 [はな] (hana) -flower
小 [ちい] (tii) -little, small
Ohami
大 [おお] (ō) -large, big
食 [はむ] (hamu) -food
Reene -variant of Renee from renatus -born again (late Latin)
Opiatus
opium from οπιον (opion) - poppy-juice
Usali
usus -use
al -of a, pertaining to, in state of
jeot beor ub numa
젓 (jeot) -paste (Korean)
eo, ire, ivi, itus -go, walk, advance
beor -I am blessed or blessing
ab -by, from
nummus -coin, money
Scapulare - sword-belt, shoulder-strap, short cloak
Valhalla -Old Norse Valhöll, from valr -dead warriors, and höll -hall
Umbra -shadow
Yeti -from Tibetan yeh-ti -rock bear
Eilsolian
ειλη (eilē) -band, troop
ειλω (eilō) -cover, protect, enclose, shut in/out, confine
solium -throne, seat
sol -sun
solum -bottom, ground, floor, land
Leithia
ληθη (lēthē) -forgetfulness, forgotten
λιθος (lithos) -stone
Ema - from Emma, originally short form of Germanic names that began with element ermen -whole, universal
Nommo
νομος (nomos) -law, custom, that which is in habitual practice, use or possession
Khan
khān -lord, prince (Turkic)
Melanoid
μελας (melas) -black, dark
Lynia -perhaps from Lynn derived from llyn -lake (Welsh)
Terra -earth, land, ground
Veranius Stellus
veranus, verus -true, genuine, right, fair
stella -star
Quadeist
qua -any, who, which
deus -god
Therdria
θερος (theros) -summer
δρις (dris) -power, ability
Vades
vades, vado, vadere -rush, hurry, go, advance
Himesworth
hime -base of a pillar
worþ -an enclosure (Old English) appears at place names as -worth
Somyrk
σως (sōs) -safe, whole, intact
μυρκος (myrkos) -dumb
Risbana
ρις (ris) -projecting spur of land, brow of a hill, nose
βαινω (bainō) -walk
βαναυσος (banausos) -artisan, vulgar, in bad taste, unworthily, meanly, fastidious
Mirilas
mirare -suprised, admire, be amazed, revere
il -able to, -able, -ble
Deos
δεος (deos) -fear
Alodos tower
a, ante -in front of, before
lodos -strong south-western wind
lodo -arbitrator's award
ludus -play, entertainment
lodix -rug
Novon Ball
novus -new, unusual, extraordinary
Syris Leseto
Syris, Syrus -Syrian, of Syria
syrtis -sandbank, quicksand
lesionato, lesionare -to damage
Muge
無碍 [ムゲ] (muge) -free from obstacles
Yuira
jus -law (j is pronunced as y in Latin)
ira -anger, wrath, rage
Hiru
蛭 [ひる] (hiru) -leech
干る [ひる] (hiru) -to dry
Odium -hate
Katei
家庭 [カテイ] (katei) -home, family, household
過程 [カテイ] (katei) -process
仮定 [カテイ] (katei) -assumption, supposition, hypothesis
Caldur
calduris
calda -warm water
ur -use of
Alcurian
ala -wing
κυρος (kuros) -supreme power, authority
curro -hurry, hasten, run
curium, curia -grievous, full of sorrow
curo -take care of, heal, cure
-ian -of, belonging to
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby tridon777 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:39 am

Um..........
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby EmperorJeramyu » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:15 am

Uh... great. Actually I few things to add.

Laxius Power (noun) - Bullshit misao stealer.
Laxius Power (verb) - To attract retarded japanophiles to your fan base with shitty low-res hentai.

Also I know there was probably a lot of work put into this... But with the exception of Lun and probably iiShenron, do you REALLY think people put THAT much effort into choosing their names? Do you really think someone put time and effort into thinking about the etymology of things like "dryad", "nymph", "mithril", or "hydra" when they're really just same mythological concepts that have been recycled so many times the creativity bank went bankrupt? Most of that stuff is cliche to include in professional games.

I mean Everlong? Really? I'm sure a ton of effort went into picking the name "Brad". It's clear the extent of the effort put into naming was using occasionally using thesaurus.com and looking up the latin equivalents of words. Actually if even that much effort was put into making the game fun, interesting, or original, maybe it wouldn't play like a never-ending colonoscopy.

I'm going to share a little secret, since I've tried my hand at making many games. I have a few methods for naming characters.
1. Think of something completely random.
2. Steal a name from something else.
3. Google "list of Greek names".

As a bonus, I'll even tell you how to name locations (works for characters as well).
1. Open an atlas to a random page or use Google earth a pick a random town/landmark.
Or if the location needs to sound sinister.
1. Open an atlas to a random page or use Google earth a pick a random town/landmark in Germany.

That was inspired by Three The Hard Way, actually. If you want to get a bit of amusement, look at a map of South Carolina, North Carolina, and the surrounding states and see how many names from TTHW you can recognize.

All right, I admit... I couldn't resist taking a shot at Laxius Power and Everlong and the entire RPG Maker community in general for that matter. The etymologies from The Way are actually pretty interesting.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Sage Of The Wise » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:29 pm

That was inspired by Three The Hard Way, actually. If you want to get a bit of amusement, look at a map of South Carolina, North Carolina, and the surrounding states and see how many names from TTHW you can recognize.

Its even weirder when you live in that area, I've been to half those places in real life. FYI, Kure isn't nearly as cool in real life.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Xand1 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:41 am

Mythological concepts and common names usually aren't intentionally based on etymology (with some exceptions) but I included them to see their derivation in general (since are so common) or just for curiosity.Everlong names are mostly clear Latin unmodified dictionary entries and least original.Can look at Final Fantasy wikia for etymologies like Venat (FF XII) from venari -to hunt, venatus -hunted because was heretic from other Occuria.It isn't obvious that Latin words are used in game names because recognizable suffixes are omitted like -us, -um or shortened -are to -ar.Only fans will be able to see logic behind some names (based on appearance, background, function).

Try using this Japanese dictionary can search in both English and Japanese and results are displayed in romanization.You will see how easy it is to make names that way and with minimal effort, it is also easy to check Three the Hard Way Japanese names there.On same web page are Latin, Italian, French, Spanish and other dictionaries just type in English and make your own names.
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/jap.html

Many common words are also based on some logic like:
radish -from L.radicem, acc. of radix -root.
galaxy - from Gk. galaxis (adj.), from gala (gen. galaktos) -milk (probably hinting on whitish color).
meteor -from Gk. meteoron, lit. "thing high up" from meta- over, beyond + -aoros -lifted, hovering in air.
spaghetti -from It. spaghetto -string, twine, dim. of spago -cord. (probably hinting on it's shape)
eucalyptus -from Gk. eu- well + kalyptos -covered, for the covering on the bud.
tomato -from Sp. tomate from Nahuatl tomatl -a tomato, lit. "the swelling fruit," from tomana -to swell. (hinting on it's appearance).

Can look at http://www.etymonline.com for English etymology.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Non-Sequitur » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:48 am

Hiryuu shouri zan
飛竜勝利斬 [ヒリュウ ショウリ ザン]
飛 [ヒ] (hi) -fly
竜 [リュウ] (ryuu) -dragon
勝利 [ショウリ] (shouri) -victory
斬 [ザン] (zan) -cut

Benson also has a desperation attack called Hiryuu Seizon Kougeki.

I'm only using an online translator, but it appears to translate to Flying Dragon Survival Attack.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Xand1 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:32 pm

That is correct I added your word to the list.

Can also try Whitacker's Words free Latin dictionary program it is only 3 MB but can recognize grammar forms and sometimes can guess from which words and suffixes is name composed of.
In kanji readings, the diphthong ou is today pronounced ō, uu as ū for example: toukyou > tōkyō, hiryuu shouri zan > hiryū shōri zan, kougeki > kōgeki.Three the Hard Way names are based on kana but in Final Fantasy are based on pronunciation zanbatou > zanbatō, youjinbou > yōjinbō (bodyguard).



Final Fantasy 1 etymology

Astos
αστος (astos) -townsman, citizen
Marilith from मार (māra) -the destroyer, Mara demon who tempted Buddha and Lilith Mesopotamian storm demon derived from either proto Semitic root l-y-l meaning night or from Sumerian lil -air, nin lil -lady air
Tiamat -either from Sumerian ti -life and ama -mother or Akkadian tâmtu, ti'amtum -sea.Tiamat is sea godess and embodiment of primordial chaos.Tiamat created first generation of gods
Kraken -from krake Norwegian word for unhealthy animal or something twisted.Cognate with English crook and crank, in modern German krake -octopus
Centipede
centum -hundred
pes, pedis -foot
Sauria
σαυρος (sauros) -lizard
Pyros
πυρ (pyr) -fire
Agama
αγαμαι (agamai) -wonder, be jealous, angry
Geist -spirit, ghost (German)
Koppe
骨片 [こっぺん] (koppen) -bone fragment
Basilisk
βασιλευς (basileus) -king, basilisk was the king of snakes and most poisonous creature on earth
Bahamut
بهموت , giant fish creature from Arabian mythology, word is derived from בהמות (Behēmôth) plural of בְּהֵמָה (behemāh) -animal (Hebrew).Hebrew method of expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus indicates that Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal
Cornelia
cornu -horn
Medusa
μεδεουσα (medeousa) -guardian
μεδω (medō) -protect
Gargoyle
gargouille -original meaning was throat (French), Lat. gurgulio -gullet
γαργαριζω (gargarizō) -to gargle
Ryukahn desert
流汗 [リュウカン] (ryūkan) -sweat
Allosaurus
αλλος (allos) -another
σαυρος (sauros) -lizard
Orthros
Ορθρος (orthros) -mythical dog
ορθρος (orthros) -time just before daybreak, dawn
Hyenadon
hyena -from Lat. hyaena, from 'υαινα (hyaina), from 'υς (hys) -pig, swine and -αινα (aina) -feminine suffix
οδων (odōn) -tooth
Chimera
χιμαιρα (chimaira) from χειμα (cheima) -winter season
Minotaur
μινωταυρος (minōtauros) from Μινως (minōs) -Minos king of Crete + ταυρος (tauros) -bull
Catoblepas
καταβλεπω (katablepō) -look down at
κατα (kata) -down
βλεπω (blepō) -look
Hydra
'υδρα (hydra) -water serpent
'υδωρ (hydōr) -water
Piscodemon
piscis -fish
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, demon, ghost, divine power
Naga
नाग (nāga) -snake, cobra, class of beings associated with waters, rivers, lakes, seas, wells and are generally regarded as
guardians of treasure
Pyrolisk
πυρ (pyr) -fire
Rakshasa
रक्षस् (rakshas) -guarding
Sphinx
Σφιγξ (sphinx) from σφιγγω (sphingō) -to draw tight
Warg
varg -wolf (Norse)
Yamatano Orochi
大和の大蛇
大和 [やまと] (yamato) -ancient Japan
和 -harmony, peace, Japan
大蛇 [おろち] (orochi) -mythical eight headed serpent
大 -large, big
蛇 -snake
Garland -from surname meaning triangle land from Old English gara and land.The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land, not to be confused with word garland
Orichalcum
ορειχαλκος (oreichalkos) -yellow copper ore, orichalcum
ορος (oros) -mountain
χαλκος (chalkos) -copper
Mythril
mith -grey (Sindarin)
ril -glitter (Sindarin)
Ashura
阿修羅 [アシュラ] (ashura) -Asura
असुर (asura) -evil spirit, demon, opponent of gods
Murasame
村雨 [むらさめ] (murasame) -passing shower
村 [むら] (mura) -village
雨 [さめ] (same) -rain
Masamune
正宗 [まさむね]
正 [まさ] (masa) -correct, justice
宗 [むね] (mune) -origin, essence, religion
Genji armor
源氏 [ゲンジ] (genji) -Genji, character from Genji Monogatari
源 [ゲン] -source, origin
氏 [シ] -clan, surname


Final Fantasy 2 etymology

Firion
φυρω (phyrō) -speak confusedly, confused
Phirun -rain (Khmer)
Leon
λεων (leōn) -lion
Mysidia
μυσιδδω (mysiddō) Lacon for μυθεομαι (mytheomai) -speak
μυθος (mythos) -story, tale
Malboro
malus -bad, evil, wicked
βορος (boros) -devouring, swallow
βορειος (boreios) -north wind
Hecteyes
'εκατον (hekaton) -hundred
eyes
Lamia
Λαμια (lamia) -lamia, a fabulous monster
λαιμος (laimos) -throat
Mezzo -semi, half (Italian)
Eyemoeba, eyemeba
amoeba from αμοιβη (amoibē) -change
Phorusracos
φορος (phoros) -bearing
ρακος (rakos) -rag
Gorgimera
γοργος (gorgos) -grim, fierce, terrible
chimera
Purobolos
πυρ (pyr) -fire
βορος (boros) -devouring, swallow
Beelzebub -lord of flies
baal -lord, master
zebub -fly


Final Fantasy 3 etymology

Luneth
Lunete variant of Luned -from Welsh mythology, eilun -image (Welsh) or luna -moon
Moogle
土竜 [もぐら] (mogura) -mole
蝙蝠 [こうもり] (kōmori) -bat
Abtu, Anet -two identical fish that according to Egyptian legend swam in front of sun god's ship on lookout for danger
Adamantai
αδαμας (adamas) -unconquerable, diamond
Bovian
bos, bovis -ox, bull
Balor -in Irish mythology Balor of the Evil Eye was a king of Fomorians, a race of giants
Carbuncle
carbunculus -little coal (literal meaning from Latin)
carbo -coal
ul -little, small
Dira
dira -curses, bad omens
Garm, Garmr -dog in Norse mythology
Parademon (similar to demon)
παρα (para) -beside, beyond, against, similar
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, divine power
Boros
βορος (boros) -gluttonous, in compounds: devouring, swallow
Kage
影 [かげ] (kage) -shade, shadow
Myrmecoleon
μυρμηξ (myrmēx) -ant
λεων (leōn) -lion
Ouroboros
ουρα (oura) -tail
βορος (boros) -devouring, swallow
Shinobi
忍び [しのび] (shinobi) -spy, sneak thief
Valefor
valeo, valere -be strong, powerful
φορος (phoros) -bearing
Amon -the hidden one (Ancient Egyptian)
Hecatoncheir
'εκατον (hekaton) -hundred
χειρ (cheir) -hand
Rukh, Roc -from Persian رخ (rokh) is a mythical bird
Kunoichi
くの一 [くのいち] (kunoichi) -female ninja
Ninja
忍者 [ニンジャ] (ninja) -ninja, Japanese secret agent of old
忍 [ニン] -endure, conceal, secret, sneak (刃-blade + 心 -heart, mind, spirit)
者 [シャ] -person
Chakram
चक्र (cakra) -wheel
Shuriken
手裏剣 [シュリケン] (shuriken) -throwing star, small throwing blade
手 [シュ] (shu) -hand
裏 [リ] (ri) -palm, back, reverse, rear
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword
Simurgh -from Persian سيمرغ from Avestan mərəγō Saēnō -the bird Saena
Sleipnir -smooth or gliding, is related to English word slippery.Is Odin's magical eight-legged steed, and greatest of all horses
Madhura harp
मधुर (madhura) -sweet
Cerberus
κηρ (kēr) -doom
ερεβος (erebos) -darkness of the deep, Erebos
Echidna
εχιδναιος (echidnaios) -like a viper


Final Fantasy 4 etymology

Rydia
ρυδια (rydia), ροα (roa) -pomegranate tree
Zemus
ζημια (zēmia) -damage, penalty, loss
Damcyan
κυανος (kyanos) -blue
Tower of Babil
bab -door (Akkadian)
ilum -god (Akkadian)
Kary -from Cary from Irish surname which was derived from O Ciardha meaning "descendent of Ciardha"
Ciardha -dark (Gaelic)
Roc -from Persian رخ (rokh) is a mythical bird
Arachne
αραχνης (arachnēs) -spider
Domovoi -a slavic guardian spirit
Gorgon
Γοργω (gorgō) from γοργος (gorgos) -terrible
Higuchi
火口 [ひぐち] (higuchi) -burner, origin of fire
Ging Ryu
銀竜 [ギンリュウ] (ginryū) -silver dragon
銀 [ギン] (gin) -silver
竜 [リュウ] (ryū) -dragon
Stratoavis
στρατος (stratos) -army
avis -bird
Zuu
ζουον (zouon), ζωον (zōon) -living being, animal or from Ziz זיז giant griffin-like bird in Jewish mythology, Ziz was created to protect all of the birds and is also believed to be a simple metaphor for air and space, along with the Behemoth as land and Leviathan as the seas and oceans
Barbariccia -curly beard (Italian)
Valvalis
valva -double or folding door
al -of, in a condition of
Calbrena, Calcabrina
calco, calcare -tread, trample upon, crush, ram down
brina -hoarfrost, frost
Geryon
γερυνος (gerynos) -tadpole
Cagnazzo -bad dog (Italian)
Leviathan
לִוְיָתָן -twisted; coiled (Hebrew), in modern Hebrew it means whale
Shiva
शिव (shiva) -benign, kind, auspicious.Shiva is Hindu god of destruction his aspect is usually terrifying but can also be gentle
Ogopogo
πωγων (pōgōn) -tail
Rubicant
ruber -red
cantus -song, (since responses of oracles were given in verse to prophesy, foretell, predict)
Scarmiglione
scarmigliare -ruffle, rumple
Ahriman -modern Persian form of Angra Mainyu -evil spirit in Avestan.In Persian mythology was god of darkness and destruction
Excalibur -from caliburnus latinized form of caledfwlch (Welsh) wich combines elements caled -battle, hard and bwlch -breach, gap, notch
Behemoth
בהמות (Behēmôth) plural of בְּהֵמָה (behemāh) -animal (Hebrew).Hebrew method of expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus indicates that Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal
Soma drop
सोम (soma) -drink of gods, moon
Ragnarok -from Old Norse ragnarök from regin -gods + rök -fate, development
Gungnir -swaying one (Old Norse) is Odin's magical spear
Kunai
苦無 [くない] (kunai) -ninja throwing knives
Nirvana
निर्वाण (nirvāna) -blown or put out, extinguished
Zantetsuken
斬鉄剣 [ザンテツケン] (zantetsuken) -sword that cuts iron
斬 [ザン] (zan) -to cut, to slash
鉄 [テツ] (tetsu) -iron
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword
Raiden
雷電 [ライデン] (raiden) -thunder and lightning
雷 [ライ] (rai) -thunder
電 [デン] (den) -electricity, before was thunder
Odin -from Old Norse Óðinn from Proto-Germanic Wōdinaz derived from Proto-Germanic wōþuz -rage
Esuna
esse -be, exist
una -together
unare, unire -unite, make into one, to join


Final Fantasy 5 etymology

Lenna -short of Helena from 'Ελενη (helenē) probably from 'ελενη (helenē) -torch or σεληνη (selēnē) -moon
Faris
fari -speak, talk, say
Achelon
Αχελωος (achelōos) -Achelous, name of several rivers, in poets any stream, generally water
Acrophies
ακρος (akros) -highest, topmost, farthest point, top
Aspis
ασπις (aspis) -shield
Vishnu vest
विष्णु (vishnu) - all-pervasive, worker from विष् (vish) -to work, pervasion.Vishnu is Hindu god assotiated with protection and preservation of universe
Garula
garrulus -chattering, talkative
Enkidu -Enki's creation
en -lord (Sumerian)
ki -earth (Sumerian)
Druid - dru-wid -oak knower, dryw -seer
Ushabti -from Egyptian wšbty -answerer, ancient Egyptian figurine
Ziggurat -from Akkadian ziqqurratu, from zaqaru -to build high
Nereid
Νηρηις (nērēis) -daughter of Nereus, sea-nymph
νηρος (nēros) -wet, water
Archeoaevis
αρχαιος (archaios) -ancient
aevis, aevum -time
avis -bird
Hiryuu flower
飛 [ヒ] (hi) -fly
竜 [リュウ] (ryū) -dragon
Phobos
φοβος (phobos) -fear
Shinryu
神竜 [シンリュウ] -divine dragon
神 [シン] (shin) -god, divine
竜 [リュウ] (ryū) -dragon
Mineuchi
刀背打ち [みねうち] (mineuchi) -striking with the back of sword


Final Fantasy 6 etymology

Strago
στρατηγος (stratēgos) -leader, commander, general
Esper
'εσπερος (hesperos) -evening, god of darkness
Abaddon -destruction, abyss, destroyer
Actinian
ακτις (aktis), ακτιν (aktin) -ray, beam
Apocrypha
αποκρυφος (apokryphos) -hidden, concealed, secret, unknown
απο (apo) -from, away from
κρυφος (kryphos) -lurking place
Aspidochelon
ασπις (aspis), ασπιδος (aspidos) -shield
Borghese -middle class, civilian (Italian)
Brachiosaur
βραχιων (brachiōn) -arm
σαυρος (sauros) -lizard
Briareus
Βριαρεως (briareōs) -Briareus hundred handed giant
Caladrius
callus -hard, tough
atrius, ater -deadly, terrible, poisonous
Clymenus
Κλυμενος (klymenos) -god of nether world
κλυμενος -famous or infamous
Daedalus
Δαιδαλος (daidalos) -cunning
Enuo
ενυον (enuon) -guardian, overseer
Intangir
in
ταγγιζω (tangizō) -to be or become rancid
Mahadeva
महादेव (mahādeva) -great god
महा (mahā), महत् (mahat) -large, big
देव (deva) -god
Marchosias
三闘神 [サントウシン] (santōshin) -three war, fighting gods (Japanese name of Warring triad, statues)
闘 [トウ] (tō) -struggle, fight
鬼神 [キシン] (kishin) -fierce god (literary ghost god) (Japanese name of Poltergeist boss)
魔神 [マジン] (majin) -devil, evil spirit, genie (Japanese name of Doom boss)
女神 [めがみ] (megami) -godess (Japanese name of Godess boss)
Purusa
purse
ursa - she-bear
Samurai
侍 [さむらい] (samurai) -warrior, samurai
Suriander
συρια (suria) -garment
ανηρ (anēr), ανδρος (andros) -man
Trillium -kind of plant
Erebus
ερεβος (erebos) -darkness of the deep, Erebos
Dadaluma
δαδοομαι (dadoomai) -become afflicted with resin-glut
λυμα (luma) -moral filth, defilement, water used in washing
Nelapa
ne, nere -spin
ne -not
lappa -bur
Atma
आत्म (ātma), आत्मन् (ātman) -soul, self, essence
Vargas
vargus -vagabond


Final Fantasy 7

Shinra
神羅 [シンラ] (shinra) -soul collecting (Shinra collected Mako)
神 [シン] -god, mind, soul, divine
羅 [ラ] -to collect, to gather, to catch, gauze, thin silk
Mako
魔晄 [マコウ] (makō) -magic light
魔 [マ] (ma) -magic, demon (麻 -hemp + 鬼 -ghost)
晄 [コウ] (kō) -bright, dazzling (日 -sun + 光 -light)
Tifa
τιφος (tiphos) -standing water, pond, marsh
Kujata
كيوثاء (kuyūthā), is bull from Arabian mythology which is atop Bahamut
Aeris
aer, aeris -air, sky, cloud, mist, breeze
eris, era -lady, mistress
eris -hedgehog
ερις (eris) -strife
aeris, aera -darnel
Sephiroth -plural form of sephirah סְפִירָה -counting, enumeration (Hebrew).Each of the ten attributes that God created, through which he can project himself to the universe and man
Rufus
rufus -red
Hojo
宝条 [ホウジョウ] (hōjō)
宝 [ホウ] (hō) -treasure, valuables (宀 -roof + 玉 -jade)
条 [ジョウ] (jō) -item, article
Midgar
Miðgarðr -middle earth/enclosure (Old Norse)
Nibelheim
Niflheim -nifl (Old Norse), nebel -mist (German) + heim -home (German)
Cetra
cetra -small light shield
Behemoth
בהמות (Behēmôth) plural of בְּהֵמָה (behemāh) -animal (Hebrew).Hebrew method of expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus indicates that Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal
Bagnadrana
bagnare -irrigate, water, to wet
Diablo
διαβολος (diabolos) -slanderer, accuser, enemy
διαβαλλω (diaballō) -throw across, slander, blame, accuse, deceive
δια (dia) -through, across
βαλλω (ballō) -throw
Garuda
गरुड (garuda) -devourer, mythical bird Garuda
Pepio nut
pepper
pepo -watermelon
Zemzelett
zimzelen -evergreen (Slavic)
Zeio nut
ζειω (zeiō) late Ep. for ζεω (zeō) -boil, be fiery hot
Ghirofelgo
ghiro -dormouse, loir (Italian)
felgo from felo -suck, felio -roar + go -act of or result of action of verb
Hippogriff
'ιππος (hippos) -horse
γρυψ (gryps) -griffin
Ho-chu
捕虫網 [ホチュウあみ] (hochūami) -insect net
捕 [ホ] (ho) -catch, capture
虫 [チュウ] (chū) -insect
Stilva
stilus, στυλος (stylos) -pillar
varus -bent outwards
vas -vessel, utensil, instrument, tool
[had spike like nose]
Piazzo shower
piazzo, piazzare -to land (a punch), to place or put (Italian)
Pyramid
πυραμις (pyramis), πυραμιδος (pyramidos) -pyramid
πυρ (pyr) -fire (because pointed)


Final Fantasy 8

Quistis
quire -be able
Edea
εδεατρος (edeatros) -steward
Kiros
κυρος (kyros) -authority
Fujin
風神 [フウジン] (fūjin) -wind god
風 -wind (虫 -insect (carried by wind) + 凡 -all)
神 -god (示 -omen, show + 申 -extend)
Raijin
雷神 [ライジン] (raijin) -god of lightning
雷 -thunder (雨 -rain + 田 -field)
神 -god
Balamb
βαλαιον (balaion) -large
αμβων (ambōn) -crest of hill, edge
Galbadia
galbanum -resinous sap of plant in Syria
galbanatus -delicately clothed
badius -bay, reddish-brown, chestnut
Trabia
trabea -white state mantle, equites uniform
Esthar
probably from Esther -star in Persian.Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia who saved the Jews
Torama
虎間 [とらま] (torama) -in sense close to, similar to tiger
虎 [とら] (tora) -tiger
間 [ま] (ma) -between, space, time
Propagator -increaser, enlarger
Renzokuken
連続剣 [レンゾクケン] (renzokuken) -serial, consecutive sword
連続 [レンゾク] (renzoku) -serial, consecutive, continuing
連 [レン] (ren) -join
続 [ゾク] (zoku) -continue, series
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword


Final Fantasy 9 etymology

Vivi Orunitia
vivi, vivere -be alive, live
probably from Orinthia from ορινω (orinō) -to excite, to agitate
Alexandros
Αλεξανδρος (alexandros) -defending men from αλεξω (alexō) -to defend, help and ανηρ (anēr), ανδρος (andros) -man
Kuja
कुज (kuja) -born from earth, name of planet Mars (it can also mean bad born कु (ku) can be prefix for earth and bad ज (ja) suffix born)
कुजन (kujana) -a bad or wicked man
कु (ku) -bad
जन (jana) -man
जन् (jan) -to be born (as suffix ज (ja)
Brahne
βραχνος (brachnos) -husky, raucous, hoarse
Laudo
laudo, laudare -praise
Chakra
चक्र (cakra) -wheel
Dendrobium
δενδρον (dendron) -tree
Freya -from Old Norse Freyja -lady.This is the name of goddess of love and beauty in Norse mythology
Mistodon
mist
οδων (odōn) -tooth
Taharka
τα (ta) τις (tis) -any one, any thing
χαρκευς (charkeus), χαλκευω (chalkeuō) -make of copper or generally of metal
Valia Pira
valia, valere -be strong, powerful
πυρ (pyr) -fire
Fenrir -from Old Norse fen, marsh-dweller


Final Fantasy 10 etymology

Tidus
太陽 [てぃーだ] (tida) -sun
Kimahri
決まり [きまり] (kimari) -rule, custom, conclusion, settlement
Rikku, リュック
リュック (ryukku) -backpack (abbreviated from リュックサック -rucksack), (based on Japanese name)
Guado
It. guado -woad (kind of plant from which blue paint was obtained)
Yu Yevon, エボン ジュ
Yu is probably from 寿 [ジュ] (ju) -longevity
Yevon -from Germanic element iv -yew (Old English iw -yew (from Indo-European eiwo- from ei- reddish, colorful (because has red arils (berry like structure surrounding seeds), Old High German iwa -yew, German eibe -yew) also could be from Welsh ywen -yew tree.Other names derived from iv:Yves, Yvon, Yvonne, Yvette.Yew can live up to thousand years and is highly poisonous, Yu Yevon also existed as Sin for thousand years and caused destruction and harm.
エボン (ebon)
衛 [エ] (e) -defence, protection
徊 [エ] (e) -wandering
犯 [ボン] (bon) -crime, sin, offense
煩 [ボン] (bon) -nuisance, trouble, pain, annoy
万寿 [バンジュ] (banju) -longevity
ジュ (ju)
寿 [ジュ] (ju) -longevity
Yocun
余薫 [ヨクン] (yokun) -lingering odor
Gatta
It. gatta -cat
Zanarkand
ζα (za) -very
ναρκη (narkē) -numbness, deadness
Achelous
Αχελωος (achelōos) -Achelous, name of several rivers, in poets any stream, generally water
Demonolith
δαιμων (daimōn) -evil spirit, demon, ghost, divine power
λιθος (lithos) -stone
Gandarewa
गन्धर्व (gandharva) -Gandharva
Gagazet
γα (ga) Doric for γη (gē) -earth
γαζα (gaza) -treasure
Machea
μαχη (machē) -battle, combat
Ragora
ραγωδης (ragōdēs) -like berries
Raptor
raptare -drag violently off, ravage
raptor -robber, plunderer
Xiphos
ξιφος (xiphos) -sword
Baaj temple
बाज (bāj) -eagle, falcon, hawk (Hindi)
Bushinzan
武神 [ブシン] (bushin) -god of military arts
斬 [ザン] (zan) -to cut, to slash
Daigoro
大 [ダイ] (dai) -large, big
虎 [コ] (ko), [とら] (tora) -tiger (ko changes to go in compounds)
路 [ロ] (ro) -path, route, distance (足 -foot + 各 -each, every)
狼 [ロウ] (rō) -wolf
[tiger probably hints on its patterns, ornaments]
Karma
कर्म (karma), कर्मन् (karman) -act, action
Kozuka
小柄 [こずか] (kozuka)
小 -small, little
柄 -handle, knob, pattern
Wakisashi
脇差 [わきざし] (wakizashi) -short sword
Kottos
κοτος (kotos) -grudge, rancour
Pteryx
πτερυξ (pteryx) -wing
Ornitholestes
ορνις (ornis), ορνιθος (ornithos) -bird
ληστης (lēstēs) -robber, pirate
Zanmato
斬馬刀 [ザンバトウ] (zanbatō) -type of long sword
斬 [ザン] (zan) -to cut, to slash
馬 [バ] (ba), [ま] (ma) -horse
刀 [トウ] (tō) -saber, sword
Ixion
Ιξιων (ixiōn) -Ixion
Valefor
valeo, valere -be strong, powerful
φορος (phoros) -bearing
Yojimbo
用心棒 [ヨウジンボウ] (yōjinbō) -bodyguard
用心 [ヨウジン] (yōjin) -guarding, caution
棒 [ボウ] (bō) -rod, stick, cane, pole, club
Evrae Altana
evre, eurus -east (or south east) wind
altanus -land breeze
すべて を 超えし者 (Japanese name of Nemesis)
全て [すべて] (subete) -all, whole, complete
超え [こえ] (koe) -transcend, exceed
者 [もの] (mono) -person, someone
Pterya
πτερυξ (pteryx) -wing
Echuilles
ευχιλος (euchilos) -rich in fodder, feeding well
Spathi
σπαθη (spathē) -flat wooden blade, blade of an oar
Nodachi
野太刀 [のだち] (nodachi) -large war sword
Katana
刀 [かたな] (katana) -saber, sword, blade
Nirvana
निर्वाण (nirvāna) -blown or put out, extinguished
Nimbus rod
nimbus -cloud

Final Fantasy 11 etymology

Purushamriga
पुरुषमृग (purushamrga)
पुरुष (purusha) -man, male, person
मृग (mrga) -deer, wild beast
Narasimha
नरसिंह (narasimha) - man-lion
नर (nara) -man
सिंह (simha) -lion, powerful one
Ogmios
Ογμιος (ogmios) -name of Heracles among Celts
ογμος (ogmos) -furrow, row
Yali
யாளி (yāli) (Tamil), व्याल (vyāla) -fierce, cruel.Yali is mythical lion.
Kerkopes
κερκος (kerkos) -tail of a beast (not a bird)
πης (pēs), παις (pais) -child
Maharaja
महाराज (mahārāja) -great king
महा (mahā), महत् (mahat) -large, big
राज (rāja) -king
Rahu
राहु (rāhu) -seizer, name of demon who is supposed to seize the sun and moon causing eclipse
Alastor
αλαστορια (alastoria) -vengeance of heaven
Arboricole
arbor -tree
colere -inhabit
Vulkodlac -werewolf (Slavic)
Kirin
麒麟 [キリン] (kirin) -Chinese mythical animal
Zlatorog -golden horn (Slavic)
Baumesel
baum -tree
esel -donkey
Ziz -זיז giant griffin-like bird in Jewish mythology
Arrapago crab
αρα (ara) -impatience, curse
παγος (pagos) -that which is fixed, crag, rock, frost
παγουρος (pagouros) -crab
Megapod
μεγας (megas) -large, big
πους (pous), ποδος (podos) -foot
Apsaras
अप्सरस् (apsaras) -between waters and clouds, class of female divinities that inhabit sky but often visit earth
Makara
मकर (makara) -a kind of sea monster
Odontotyrannus
οδων (odōn) -tooth
τυραννος (tyrannos) -absolute ruler
Monoceros
μονος (monos) -single, only, alone
κερας (keras) -horn
Orobon
ουρα (oura) -tail
βορος (boros) -devouring, swallow
Amphiptere
αμφι (amphi) -on both sides
πτερυξ (pteryx) -wing
πτερον (pteron) -feather
Acrolith
ακρος (akros) -highest, topmost, farthest point, top
λιθος (lithos) -stone
Suzaku
朱雀 [すざく] (suzaku) -red sparrow, constellation
Citipati
चिति (citi) -pile, layer, heap
पति (pati) -lord, master
Bhuta
भूत (bhūta) -gone, past, spirit, ghost
Ignis Fatuus
ignis -fire
fatuus -foolish, silly
fatum -fate, destiny
Olla Paquena
olla -pot, jar
Vrtra
वृत्र (vrtra) -enveloper, snake Asura
Gaki
餓鬼 [ガキ] (gaki) -ghoul
Eurytos
ευρυτος (eurytos) - full-flowing
Rhoikos
ροικος (rhoikos) -crooked, fluid, flabby
Avatar
अवतार (avatāra) -descent, appearance of any deity on earth
Anapos
αναποσις (anaposis) -swallowing up

Final Fantasy 12 etymology

Ichthon
ιχθυς (ichthys) -fish
Urstrix pterix
ursus -bear
πτερυξ (pteryx) -wing
Thalassinon
θαλασσιος (thalassios) -from the sea
Thextera
τερας (teras) -monster, sign, portent
Occuria
occuro, occurare -come about, happen, occur
Orthros
ορθρος (orthros) -the time just before or about daybreak, dawn, mythical dog
Ardor
ardor -fire, flame, heat, brightness, ardor, intensity
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Re: Various games etymologies

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Laxius Force 1 etymology (continued)

Djarma
धर्म (dharma) -law, practice, duty (that which upholds or supports from धा (dhā) -hold, support)
Ademia Powder
ad -to, towards
e -out, away from, completely
mia from miare -make water
Vanak
vanacum from vanus, vana, vanum -empty, vain, false, untrustworthy and ac -ing, having a tendency
Cano
cano, canere -sing, celebrate, chant, recite, foretell
Ruggu
ruga, rugae -wrinkle, crease
Bubul
bubulus -of/connected with cattle, consisting of cattle, of ox-hide
Tabuca Pond
tabum -viscous fluid
Jurdal
jurdo (juro, jurare -swear, call to witness + do -act or result of the action of verb) + al -of, pertaining to
Kolm
culmus -stalk, stem
Damos
damos from dar -to give (Spanish)
Khomre
χωμα (khōma) -mound
Urbi
urbs -city
Vorno
voro, vorare -swallow, devour
Orbi
orbis -circle, sphere, world
Ulla
ullus, ulla, ullum -any
Deama
deamo, deamare -love dearly, be delighted with
Boniphone
bonus, bona -good, kind, pleasant
φωνη (phōne) -sound, tone, voice
Carilla
carus, cara -dear, beloved
il -little, small
Panina
panina from panis -bread, loaf and in -of, belonging to, connected with
Calcyn
calcinis from calcus -small weight
Turango Corsage
tus, turis -frankincense
ango, angere -press tight, choke
Rania
rana, ranae -frog
Regis
rex, regis -king
Pacomoca River
paco, pacare -pacify, subdue
Pappalis Powder
pappalis from pappus -wooly seed of certain plants and al -of
Ferox Orc
ferox -wild, bold
Phosphorea
φως (phōs) -light
φερω (pherō) -bear, carry
Oni
鬼 [おに] (oni) -ghost (ogre, demon in games)
Tjugard
tu -you, thou, thee
garda -wardship, guardianship
Kirin Herb
麒麟 [キリン] (kirin) -mythical animal in China (Qilin) and Japan
Namii Purvi
नामन् (nāman) -name, characteristic mark or sign, nature, manner
पूर्व (pūrva) -former, previous
Darkadoro
dark
δωρον (dōron) -gift, present
Xaar-Mark-Taal
tal -valley (German)
Krys-Zarum-Barkal
χρυσος (khrysos) -gold
κρισις (krisis) -separating, distinguishing
crisis
sarum -himself
barkal (to bark + al -of)
Nephlat
νηφω (nēphō) -to be sober
latus -bring, bear, carry
Camos
camus -necklace
Harimelis
harum, hari -plants of genus arum
melis, melus -song, tune, melody
Revania
re -again
vania from vanus, vana -empty, vain
Fabulis
fabula, fabulae -story, tale, fable
Kamur
camur, camura, camurum -curved, bent, crocked
Ordas
ordo, ordinis -row, order, rank
Zordal
sordalis from sordes -filth, dirt and al -of
Turfallo
fallo, fallere -deceive, cheat
Krudaar
crude + ar
Valenta
valens, valentis -strong, vigorous, powerful
Fort Go'hor
go + horror
Stax
stax from sto, stare -stand and ax -ing, having tendency, ability
Haak Bow
haak -hook (Dutch)
Phaaxan
φαινω (phainō) -appear, reveal
ξαινω(xainō) -scratch
Argyas
αργυρος (argyros) -silver
Alavia
ala -wing
via -way, road
Gardola
garda -wardship, guardianship
ol -little, small
Arulus
ara, arae -altar
ul -little, small
Degaas
degas from dego, degere -spend/pass time, wait
Canael
canus, cana -grey, aged, old
lis, litis -quarrel
Valfor
valens -strong, vigorous, powerful
φερω (pherō) -bear, carry
Seijin
聖人 [セイジン] (seijin) -saint, sage
聖 -holy
人 -person
Azar
azar -luck, misfortune, obstacle (Spanish)
Aramus
from aro, arare -plow, till
Emerar
emereo, emerere -earn, merit
Beldonia
bella -beautiful (Italian)
donna -lady (Italian)
Vandor
wander + or -makes nouns from verbs
Callgon
callus, calli -hard, tough
Fandaron
fanda, fandus -proper, lawful
Asfer
as, assis -copper coin
fero, ferre -bring, bear, carry
Arari Bow
arare -to plow, furrow
Invernahen
invernale -of winter from inverno -winter (Italian)


Laxius Force 2 etymology (continued)

Nazulea
nasus -nose, sense of smelling
lea -lioness
Akahal
acus -needle [hints on cactus]
halo, halare -emit vapor, be fragrant
Hondler
hondo -deep, profound (Spanish) + er
Guidibba
guidare -to lead, to guide (Italian)
iba (first person singular imperfect indicative) form of ir -to go (Spanish)
Gorgonum
γοργος (gorgos) -grim, fierce, terrible
Iro Shark
iro, irare -get angry from ira -anger, wrath
Kanalis
canalis -channel, canal, ditch
Sylvanor
silva -forest
Candelabras
candere -be of brilliant whiteness, shine, gleam, glow
λαβρος (labros) -furious, mighty
Usha
उष (uSha) -dawn
Streptaflora
στρεπτος (streptos) -bent, curved
flos, floris -flower, blossom
Stacchato
staccato -separated
Floralis Falls
flos, floris -flower, blossom
Gazza Ladra
gazza -magpie (Italian)
ladra -thief, burglar (female)
Falancia
fallacia -deception, deceit
Haleslal
halo, halare -emit vapor
halitus -vapor, steam, breath
al -of, pertaining to, in condition of
[had mist surrounding it]
Brakallis
bracalis from braca -trousers, breechers and al -of
Eolia
αιολος (aiolos) -quick moving, nimble, name of wind god
Rast-Chakuharu
rasti -to grow (Slavic)
着 [チャク] (chaku) -arrive, wear
春 [はる] (haru) -spring
Zagas
sagas from sagus, saga -prophetic


Morrowind etymology (continued)


Inanius Egg Mine
inanis -void, empty, hollow
Skooma
skum -dark, shady, immoral (Swedish)
Ano Andaram
andare -to go (Italian)
Khajiit
खजित् (khajit) -conquering heaven (ख (kha) -heaven, air, sky + जित् (jit) -winning, conquering)
Arvama Rathri
अर्व (arva), अर्वन् (arvan) -quick (Sanskrit)
रात्रि (ratri) -night (Sanskrit)
Mevil Molor
molor from molere -to grind
Ascadian Isles
ascendo -to rise, to spring, grow up (ad -[up] to + scandō -climb)
Frinnius Posuceius
frinire -to chirp (Italian)
Arano Plantation
arano from arare -to plough, plow (Italian)
Durus Marius
durus -hard, harsh, rough, cruel
Lake Amaya
अमाय (amāya) -free from deceit, guileless, sincerity (अ (a) -not + माया (māyā) -illusion, deception, trick)
Arvyn Llerayn
from Indian name Arvind from Aravind from अरविन्द (aravinda) -lotus (Sanskrit)
Nirn
νιρνος (nirnos) -seed of a kind of pine (Achaean) [hinting both on shape of planet and life]
Audenian Valius
audeo, audere -be prepared, dare, act boldly, venture
valere, valitus -be strong, powerful
Ajira
अजिर (ajira) -agile, quick, rapid (Sanskrit)
Vivec
विवेक (viveka) -distinction, discussion, true knowledge, right judgment, faculty of distinguishing
and classifying things according to their real properties, power of separating the invisible
spirit from the visible world (Sanskrit)
Almalexia
alma, almus -nourishing, providing nurture
lex -law
Endul Rothandus
rotundus -round, circular
Femer Veralor
veralis -of truth (verum -truth + al -of a, pertaining to) and -or in Latin makes nouns from verbs
Kalorter
calor -heat
Deras Girando
girando Gerund of girare -to turn, stir, to travel, to spin, revolve (Italian)
Vivyne Andrano
andranno 3 plural future tense of andare -to go (Italian)
Arvela Falas
falas from falar -to speak (Galician)
Faulgor
fulgor -brightness, splendor, glory
Nalosi Alari
alarius -auxiliary troops posted on the wings of army (ala -wing)
Elam Andas
andas (informal 2 person singular present) from andar -to walk, to travel (Spanish)
Mehra Milo
mehra -of the sun from mehr -sun (Middle Persian)
Angoril (angor -choking, anxiety, anguish + il -of)
Marandus
mirando -admirable (Italian)
Hortator
hortari -encourage, cheer, incite
hortator -inciter, encourager, exhorter
Vorar Helas
vorare -swallow, devour
hélas -alas (French)
Conoon Chodala
canon -law or rule from κανων (kanon) -rod, bar, rule
chode -old imp. of chide -to scold, to blame
Apographa (απο (apo) -off, away from + γραφειν (graphein) -to write)
Sithis
sitis -thirst
Menta Na
menta -mint (plant) (Italian)
Odibaal
odi, odisse -hate, dislike
baal -master (Semitic)
Mount Kand
candere -shine, gleam, be hot, glow, sparkle
Sirollus Saccus
sirolus (sirus -corn pit, underground granary + ol -little, small)
saccus -sack, bag
Asciene Rane
ascius -shadowless
rana, ranae -frog
Apelles Matius
appelles (subjunctive present 2 singular) from appellare -call upon, address, appeal to
Nebia Amphia
nebbia -fog, mist (Italian)
αμφι (amphi) -on both sides
Pelagiad
πελαγιος (pelagios) -of the sea, near the sea
Manat's Farmhouse
manare, manatus -flow, pour, be wet
Velanda Omani
velanda from velare -veil, cover, hide, conceal
Omani -person from Oman (country in middle east)
Nevena Ules
Nevena from neven -marigold (South Slavic)
ulex -a shrub resembling rosemary
Lake Hairan
haereo -stick, cleave, be fixed
Adanumuran
ad -to, towards
anum -ring, circle
muran from murar -to surround with a wall (Spanish)
Ansi -from ansio -anxious, anguished (Italian)
Unjara (un + जर (jara) -becoming old)
Dirara Drom
δρομος (dromos) -road
Galos Farethi
γαλοως (galoōs) -husband's sister
Orvas Dren
orbas, orbus -bereft, deprived, childless
drenar -to drain (Spanish) or dren -pulp (Czech)
Velsa Salaron
salaron from salar -to salt (Spanish)
Lunia Menanius
luna -moon
maenanus from maena -small sea-fish
Audania
audax -bold, daring
Selvia Famalius
fama -rumor, reputation, fame
Punammu
Nammu -Sumerian godess of the primeval sea that gave birth to An (heaven) and Ki (earth) and the first gods later in Babylon is known as Tiamat
Mudan Grotto
mudan from mudar -to change, to vary (Spanish)
Idonea Munia
munia, munium -duties, functions
Taros Dral
taro, tarare -to tare, calibrate
Maesa Gabinia
mesa -table (Spanish)
Manara Othan
manar -gush forth (Spanish)
Salora Salobar
salor from salere -to salt
salebaris (Imperfect passive 2 S) from salere -to salt
Lalatia Varian
Latia -of Latium (central Italy including Rome)
varianus -diverse colored, variegated
Sauleius Cullian
saule -willow, willow tree (French)
cullianus from cullus -type of windlass using leather
Shargon Odin-Ahhe
Sargon (Šarru-kin -true king or king is legitimate)
ahhē -brother (Akkadian, Assyrian)
Kagrenac
χαος (chaos) -infinite space, unformed matter, nether abyss
γραω (graō) -gnaw, eat
Dwemer
δυη (duē) -misery
μερος (meros) -part, share, destiny
Daedra
δαιος (daios) -hostile, destructive, enemy, unhappy, wretched (αι (ai) becomes in Latin ae)
δραω (draō) -do, accomplish, perform mystical rites
Pania Cadiusus
pane -bread
cadium -small jar
cadus -jar
usus -use
Aedra
αιος (aios), αιων (aiōn) -perpetually, for ever, eternity (αι (ai) becomes in Latin ae)
δραω (draō) -do, accomplish, perform mystical rites
Bacola Closcius
baca -berry
ol -little, small
clodere, closus -shut, close, block
Ald-ruhn
ald -old (Old English, Anglian form of West Saxon eald)
rūn -secret, writing, rune (Old Norse) or ruina, ruinae -ruins, fall, catastrophe, collapse
Dandera Selaro
dander -passion, temper, anger (slang)
sellar -to stamp, to seal (Spanish)
Pellecia Aurrus
pelliccia -fur (of an animal), fur coat (Italian)
aurum -gold
Ano Vando
ano -member (of a society or group) (Esperanto)
vando -wall (Esperanto)
Codus Callonus
coda -tail
callosus -tough, hard
Arobar Manor
arrobar -to enrapture (Spanish)
Vala Catraso
vala -ditch, trench (Portuguese)
Vevul Alver
vevulis (ve -not + vis -strength + ul -little)
Viatrix Petilia
viatrix -a female traveller, viator -traveler from via -way, road
petilius -thin, slender (archaic)
Aldaril (altare -to raise, make high, elevate + il -of)
Raesa Pullia
res -thing, event, affair, buisiness
pullia from pullus -blackish, dark colored
Sul-Matuul
sultis -be willing, wish
matula -a vessel, pot, simpleton
Kogoruhn
cogo, cogere -collect, gather, restrict, confine, force, compel
Valenvaryon (valens -strong, powerful + varius -changing, various)
Bthuand
tuando from tuari -to see, look, protect, watch
Assurdirapal
Aššur, Ashur, Assur -god, head of Assyrian pantheon, name of Assyria (an -god + šar -all)
pal -heir (Akkadian, Assyrian)
Igna
ignis -fire, brightness, passion
Kjeld -name derived from Kjell -kettle (Norwegian)
Dangor
tangor from tangere -to touch, strike, border on
Halit Mine
'αλς (hals), 'αλος (halos) -salt
λιθος (lithos) -stone
Undil (unda -wave + il -of a, pertaining to)
Tel Naga
नाग (nāga) -snake, cobra, class of beings associated with waters, rivers, lakes, seas, wells and are generally regarded as guardians of treasure
Divayth Fyr
divinus -divine
fyr -guy (Danish) or fyr -fire (Norwegian)
Yagrum Bagarn
bagarre -heated discussion, turmoil, bustle (Italian)
Tel Aruhn
अरुण (aruNa) -dawn, ruddy
Vos (Lat. vos -you plural)
Telvanni
vanni -(poetic) wing feathers (Italian)
Ranis Athrys
rana -frog
Ashu-Ahhe
Aššur, Ashur, Assur -god, head of Assyrian pantheon, name of Assyria (an -god + šar -all)
ahhē -brother (Akkadian, Assyrian)
Erabenimsun (erība -replace (Akkadian, Assyrian) + sun)
Lake Nabia
Nabia -Celtic goddess of rivers and water on territory of modern Galicia (Spain) and Portugal
Fields of Kummu
κυμινον (kuminon) -cumin, written also cummin
Coda Flower
coda -tail
Pyroil Tar (πυρ (pyr) -fire + oil)
Norenen-dur
dur -fortress (Akkadian, Assyrian)
Solstheim
sollst (2 person singular present) from sollen -should, to be recommended, to be obliged, to be intended (German)
heim -home (German)
Skaal
skal -shell, skull (Danish)
Lake Fjalding
fjall -mountain (Old Norse)
Stalhrim
stahl -steel (German)
hrím -frost (Old Norse)
Felsaad Coast
fels -rock (German)
Himmelhost Barrow
himmel -sky, heaven (German)
höst -autumn, figuratively time towards the end of life (Swedish)
Kolbjorn Barrow
Kolbjørn -Norwegian name from Old Norse kol -coal and bjorn -bear
Skogsdrake Barrow
skógr -wood, forest (Old Norse)
drake -dragon (Norwegian)
Korst Wind-Eye
korst -crust, scab (Dutch)
Lukesturm Barrow
luke -hatch, porthole (German)
sturm -storm, gustiness (German)
Valbrandr Barrow
valr -dead (Old Norse)
brandr -sword (Old Norse)
Bjorn
björn -bear (Old Norse)
Hvitkald Peak
hvítr -white (Old Norse)
kaldr -cold (Old Norse)
Grahl
gräl -quarrel (Swedish)
Brynjolfr
brynja -coat of mail, armour, protection (Old Norse)
-olfr from ulfr -wolf (Old Norse)
Skjoldr Wolf-Runner
skjoldr -shield (Old Norse)
Vigunn
vig -battle, fight (Old Norse)
unna -to love (Old Norse)


Oblivion etymology (continued)


Raminus Polus
raminus -of branch from ramus -branch
polus -little, small or polus -pole, heaven, sky
Corvus Umbranox
corvus -raven
umbra -shade, shadow
nox -night
Kvatch
quetschen -crush, press (German) from which is also derived kvetch -person who endlessly whines or complains, person who finds fault with anything from
Carahil
cara, carus -dear, beloved
hilaris -cheerful, lively
Cyrodiil
κυρος (kyros) -supreme power, authority (Greek κυ is transcribed in Latin and English as cy Κυπρος Cyprus) + il -of
Thaurron
ταυρος (tauros) -bull
Velwyn Benirus
velvet
beni -bless (Esperanto)
rus -country, estate
Calindil
calando Gerund of calo, calare -announce, proclaim, loosen, slacken + il -of
Varla Stone
varla -hardly, barely (Icelandic).In sense hard to find, get again, there was only set amount of Varla stones
Angalmo
angor -anxiety
almo Dative and Ablative of almus, alma -nourishing, cherishing
Skyrim
ský -cloud (Old Norse) + rim -hoarfrost (Danish) from Old Norse hrím for frosty and cloudy climate
Brena River
breña -scrub, rough ground
Corbolo River
corbolo -small basket (corbis -basket + -ol -little, small) in Italian corbello -basket
Fanacasecul
fanacum from fanum -sanctuary, temple and ac -ing, having a tendency
seculis -secular, earthly, worldly, pagan
Nagastani
नाग (nāga) -snake, cobra, class of beings associated with waters, rivers, lakes, seas, wells and are generally regarded as guardians of treasure
-stan -home (suffix) from Persian stān -place of
Vilverin
villa -a country house, villa
verinus -of truth, verum -truth
Valus Mountains
vallus -palisade, point, post (mountain on border, like palisade between two countries)
Cingor
cingor from cingere -surround, encircle, ring, accompany
Shuravi
शूर (shūra) -brave + विर (vira) -hero (Sanskrit)
Agata
Latinized form of Greek name Αγαθη (Agathē) derived from αγαθος -good
Kalthar
caltha -marigold
Lerexus Callidus
callidus -crafty, sly, cunning, wise
Augusta Calidia
augustus, augusta -venerable, majestic, dignified, worthy of honor
calidia from calidus -warm, hot, fiery, eager, rash
Faelian
faelianus from faeles -cat
Gemellus Axius
gemellus -twin
Axius -Roman nomen
Ra'jiradh
जीर (jīra) -quick, speedy, active
Urjabhi
ऊर्ज (ūrja) -power, strength, vigour, life
Selene -name from σεληνη (selēnē) -moon
Rana
Lat. rana -frog
Varondo
varando Gerund of varare -to launch, to pass, to approve (Italian)
Usheeja
उशिज् (ushij) -wishing, desiring, striving earnestly, zealous (Sanskrit)
Fort Ontus
οντως (ontōs) -really, actually
Fort Dirich
dìrich -to climb (Scottish Gaelic)
Orrin
orere -to burn (later Latin) [was blacksmith]
Contumeliorus Florius
contumēlia -insult, humiliation
flos, floris -flower
Anga
angaria -service of angarius -public courier, messenger, service to a lord from αγγαρος (angaros) -mounted courier for carrying royal dispatches (γγ in Greek is read as ng)
Lindai
λιγδος (lindos) -mortar, clay mould (γδ in Greek is read as nd)
Moranda
moranda Gerund of morari -delay, stay, devote attention to
Wendir
vendere -to sell (one of Ayleid statues is there)
High Chancellor Ocato
occato from occo, occare -to harrow
Servatius Quintilius
servatius from servo, servare -watch over, protect, keep, guard
Quintilius -Roman gens name or quintus from quinque -fifth
Caranya
करण (karaNa) -clever, skillful, doing, making (Sanskrit)
Herminia Cinna
cinnus -a mixed drink of spelt-grain and wine
Tertius Favonius
tertius -third from tres -three
favonius -west wind
Delos Fandas
fandus, fanda -that may be spoken, proper, lawful
Velus Hosidius
vellus -fleece
Hosidius or Hosidia -nomen from Ancient Rome
Vinicia Melissaeia
melissa, melissae -balm
Agarmir
Agar -Norwegian name variant of Hagar -flight + mir -peace (Slavic)
Collatinus Vedius
collatus -bring together, discuss, debate, oppose
Vedius -name of Roman gens
Astinia Atius
astina from astus -craft, cunning, guile, trick
Atius -name of Roman gens
Puny Ancus
ancus -group of musical notes (Medieval Latin)
Trenus Duronius
threnus -song of mourning, lamentation, dirge, elegy from θρηνος (thrēnos) -dirge, lament, complaint
durus -hard, stern, harsh, rough, cruel
Narina Carvain
narina -of nose from naris -nostril, nose
Carius Runellius
carius from carus -dear, beloved
Selena Orania
σεληνη (selēnē) -moon
oranis from os, oris -mouth, speech, expression
Arentus Falvius
arens, arentis -dry parched, waterless, dried, parching (thirst)
Skjorta
skjorta -shirt (Swedish)
Arnora Auria
arno Dative and Ablative of arnus -lamb
aurum -gold
Novaroma
nova, novus -new, fresh, unusual, extraordinary
Roma -Rome or from aroma
Sedor
sedor from sedo, sedare -settle, allay, restrain, calm down
Sancre Tor
sancire, sanxi, sanctum -to make or appoint as sacred, devote, dedicate
tor -tower (Old French) from Lat. turris -tower
Anaxes
αναξ (anax) -master, lord
Mankar Camoran
manceps -owner, master, chief (manus -hand + capere -take hold, seize, grasp)
camur, camura, camurum -curved, bent, crocked
Miscarcand
miscere -mix, mingle, embroil, confound, stir up
candeo, candere -be of brilliant whiteness, shine, gleam, glow, sparkle (probably because of white exterior reflecting sunlight)
Deetsan
दित्सा (ditsā) -desire or intention of giving (Sanskrit)
Falcar
falcar from falx, falcis -sickle, scythe -ar suffix for instrument, place for special purpose
Malada
Lat. mala, malus -bad, evil, wicked + da (Imperative 2 person singular) from dare -to give or from मल (mala) -filth, dirt, dust, sin, impurity + द (da) -giving, granting, producing (Sanskrit)
Fort Aurus
aurum -gold
Fort Cuptor
cupere -wish, long, be eager for, desire, want + -tor masculine agent noun suffix
Ayleid
αυλη (aylē) -chamber, hall, any dwelling, courtyard
ειδος (eidos) -form, shape, to be or become like
Fort Facian
facianus from facies -shape, face. look, appearance, beauty, achievement
Fort Sejanus
Seianus from Seius -Roman gens name
Bravil
bravilis -of gamble from bravere -gamble + il -able to, having the passive quality
Fanacas
fanacum from fanum -sanctuary, temple + -ac -ing, having tendency
Gaiar Alata
γαια (gaia) -earth, land, country
alata, alatus -winged, furnished with wings, ala -wing
Kemen
kemen -earth (Quenya)
Uriel Septim
אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) -god is my light, also Hebrew name (Hebrew).Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha
septimus -seventh
Regulus Terentius
regulus -petty king, prince (rex, regis -king + ul -little, small)
Viera Lerus
vis -strength, force, power, might + era -mistress, lady
Ungolim
ungula -hoof, bird claw/talon, toe nail
Skingrad
skin -shine, shimmer, brightness (Icelandic) from skína -to shine (Old Norse)
grad -city (Slavic)
Mercator Hosidus
mercator -trader, merchant
Erthor (earth + -or Latin suffix that makes nouns from verbs)
Sulinus Vassinus
sulinus from sulum -everything
Valandrus Abor
abor from absum, abesse -be away, absent, distant
Sinderion
sinder -cinder, ashes (Old English), he was alchemist
Toutius Sextius
tutius -without risk, danger, safely, securely
Sextius -Roman gens name, sextus -sixth
Seridur
serum -late hour
durus -hard, cruel
Fanacas
fanacum from fanum -sanctuary, temple + -ac -ing, having a tendency
Morahame
mora -nightmare (Slavic)
hamme -home (Middle Low German)
Nornalhorst
horst -the nest of a bird of prey, thicket (German)
Bruma
bruma -winter, winter cold/weather, winter solstice, shortest day
Sacellum Arden-Sul
sacellum -shrine
ardens, ardentis -burning, glowing, shining, brilliant
sulum, suli -everything
Umaril
umerus -shoulder, bearing a burden
il -of a, pertaining to, in a condition of
Hieronymus Lex
'ιερος (hieros) -holy
unire -unite
lex -law
Flame of Agnon
αγνως (agnōs) -unknown, dark, obscure
Umbacano
umbo -boss (of a shield)
canus -white, gray, aged, old
Sontaire
sons, sontis -guilty
Haskill
Haskell -an English patronymic surname derived from Old Norse name Áskell (áss, óss -god + ketill -(sacrificial ) cauldron, helmet)
Namira
na, nare -swim, float
mira, mirus -wonderful, strange, extraordinary
Suurootan
सूर्य (sūrya) -sun (Sanskrit) + tan
Viator Accius
viator -traveler from via -way, road
accire -send for, summon, invite
Bhisha
भीषा (bhīShā) -act of frightening, intimidation
Volanaro
volare -fly
nare -swim
Elytra
elytron -sheath or outer covering over the hindwings of certain insects (Coleoptera), plural is elytra from ελυτρον (elytron) -sheath
Ruma
ruma, rumen -throat
Carac Agaialor
carus -dear, beloved, costly, precious, valued
ac -having a tendency
αγαιομαι (agaiomai) -(in good sense) admire,(in bad sense) look on with jealousy or envy
(Ionic for αγαμαι (agamai)
αγαιος (agaios) -enviable
lorica -leather cuirass, enclosure, defence of any kind
Caldana Monrius
caldanus from caldus, calda -warm, hot, fiery, rash
munire -fortify, strengthen, protect, defend (on her key name is spelled monirus)
Lake Rumare
rumare form of ruminare -chew over again, ruminate (figuratively to think again and again, to meditate, reflect)
Ungarion
ungere -anoint/rub with oil, smear with oil/grease
Muurine
murinus, murina -gray mouse (NeoLatin)
Talos
θαλος (thalos) -scion, child
ταλως (talōs) -sun (Cretan) 'ηλιος (hēlios) -sun (name of metal construct around Crete from Greek mythology)
Umbra
umbra -shadow, shade, ghost
Ushnar
उष्ण (uShNa) -hot, warm, ardent, passionate
Una Armina
una -one (used for feminine nouns) or una -together, along with
armina from armum -arms, weapons, armor, equipment



Last Scenario etymology

Hilbert -variant of Hildebert from hild -battle and beracht -bright (Germanic)
Sylvia -variant of Silvia from Latin silva -wood, forest
Eugene -from Ευγενιος (Eugenios) from ευ (eu) -good, well and γενης (genēs) -born
Cathy -diminutive of Catherine from καθαρος (katharos) -pure
Anna -form of Hannah from Channah -favour, grace (Hebrew)
Pargon Island
paragon -model of excellence or perfection.Obsolete meanings:companion, an equal, rivalry, competition derived from paragone -choice (Italian) from παρακοναω (parakonaō) -sharpen, whet (παρα (para) -beside + ακονη (akonē) -whetstone)
Griffin -from γρυψ (gryps) -griffin, from γρυπος (grypos) - hook-nosed
Alexander -from Αλεξανδρος (alexandros) from αλεξω (alexō) -to defend, help and ανηρ (anēr), ανδρος (andros) -man
Farin Island
farina -ground corn, flour, dust, powder from far -sort of grain, husked wheat (hinting on its small size)
Selia, Celia -from caelum -heaven
Edmund -from Old English ead -rich, blessed and mund -protector
Susan -variant of Susanna, Σουσαννα (Sousanna) Greek form of Hebrew name Shoshannah derived from shoshan -lily
Echo -Ηχω (Echō) -was a nymph given speech impediment by Hera so that she could repeat what others said, from ηχη (ēchē) -sound
Valentin -from Latin valens, valentis -strong, vigourous
Theodore -from Greek name Θεοδωρος (Theodoros) from θεος (theos) -god and δωρον (dōron) -gift
Vivian -from Latin name Vivianus derived from vivus -alive
Tazar
tasar -to appraise (Spanish)
Matilda -from Germanic name Mahthildis (maht -might, strength + hild -battle)
Selene -from σεληνη (selēnē) -moon
Jord
Joord (Dutch), Jordão (Portuguese) -form of Jordan -name of river, in Hebrew Yarden derived from yarad -descend, flow down
Hex game
'εξ (hex) -six (tiles had six edges)
Luigi -Italian form of Louis French form of Ludovicus Latinized form of Ludwig (hlud -fame + wig -warrior)
Havali
havere -be eager, anxious, desire, wish for, crave
al -of a, pertaining to, in a condition of, in state of
Drakovic -Slavic surname from drak -dragon (Polish from δρακων (drakōn) -dragon), drakov -of dragon and -ić -son (used in surnames)
Walstein
wall
stein -stone (German)
Saraswati
सरस्वती (sarasvatī) -Hindu godess of knowledge, music and art, originally name of river and river godess from सरस्वत् (sarasvat) -abounding in pools and lakes, सरस् (saras) -pond, pool and वत् (vat) -like, as (Sanskrit)
Gunther -from Germanic name Gundahar (gund -war + hari -army, warrior)
Basilisk
βασιλισκος (basiliskos) -diminutive of βασιλευς (basileus) -king.Was name of fabulous serpent
Amphisbaena
αμφισβαινα (amphisbaina) -a fabled serpent with a head on each end
αμφι (amphi) -on both sides
βαινω (bainō) -to go
Voldon Mountains
voldoen -to satisfy, suffice (Dutch) from vol -full and doen -to do
Lorenza -Italian form of Laurentius from Latin laurus -laurel
Lunei
luna -moon
Fiona -from Irish fionn -fair
Luther -from Germanic name Leuthar (leud -people + hari -army)
Augustus -great, venerable derived from augere -to increase
Leopold -from Germanic elements leud -people and bald -bold, the spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo -lion
Undine
unda -wave
Epiphany
επιφανεια (epiphaneia) -appearance, manifestation (επι (epi) -on, upon + φαινω (phainō) -to show, reveal)
Kelpie -from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach or colpach -heifer, colt.Kelpie is supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt rivers and lochs (lakes)
Helga -from Old Norse name Helgi derived from heilagr -holy, blessed
Otto -later German form of Audo from Germanic element od -wealth, fortune
Herzog -duke (German) from Old High German herizogo (heri -army + zogo -puller)
Petra -from πετρος (petros) -stone
Schultz -variant of Schultheiß derived from Middle High German schultheiße -mayor, judge
Hermann -derived from Germanic elements hari -army + man -man
Helio
'ηλιος (hēlios) -sun
Helmut -derived from Germanic elements helm -helmet, protection + muot -spirit, mind
Neuberg
neu -new (German)
berg -mountain, hill (German)
Gertrude -derived from Germanic elements ger -spear + þruþ -strength
Ulrich -from Germanic uodal -heritage + ric -power
Hilda -from Germanic hild -battle
Ortas
orta -middle, central (Turkish)
Nolan -from Irish surname derived from Ó Nualláin -descendent of Nuallán -champion
Kurat Vol
curatus -anxious
vol -full (Dutch)
Meodar
meo, meare -go along, pass, travel or meo, meus -my, mine
dare -to give, dedicate, grant, devote
Yin
陰 (simplified Chinese 阴) -shade, hidden, moon, female principle yin (阝(阜) -mound, hill + 侌 -ancient word for cloudy [今 -now + 云 -cloud])
Yang
陽 (simplified Chinese 阳) -sun, light, male principle yang (阝(阜) -mound, hill + 昜 -bright (hinting on sunrise) [旦 -dawn (日 -sun (rising above) 一 horizon) + 勿 -pictograph of banners on a pole, todays meaning is do not)]
Sylph -from sylva, silva -wood, forest and nymph (νυμφη (nymphē) -bride, nymph)
Ethan -from Hebrew word meaning solid, enduring
Castor -from Καστωρ (Kastōr) from κεκασμαι (kekasmai) -to shine, to excel
Pollux -Roman form of Greek Πολυδευκης (Polydeukēs) -very sweet (πολυς (polys) -much + δευκης (deukēs) -sweet) in Greek mythology he was the twin brother of Castor and a son of Zeus. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name
Braunwald
braun -brown (German)
wald -wood, forest (German)
Wilhelm -from Germanic name Willahelm (wil -will, desire + helm -helmet, protection)
Fardorf
far
dorf -village (German)
Heinrich -from Germanic name Heimrich (heim -home + ric -power, ruler)
Flora -from Lat. flos, floris -flower
Rupert -Low German form of Robert, from Germanic name Hrodebert (hrod -fame + beraht -bright)
Bertha -from beraht -bright, famous
Schwarz -black (German)
Randolph -from Germanic elements rand -rim (of a shield) and wulf -wolf
Wolfram -from Germanic wulf -wolf and hramn -raven
Walter -from Germanic name composed of wald -rule and hari -army, Old English cognate is Wealdhere
Konrad -from kuoni -brave and rad -counsel (Germanic)
Ectoplasm -from εκτος (ektos) -outside + πλασμα (plasma) -anything formed, image
Grauss -perhaps from grau -grey (German)
Dieter -from þeud -people and hari -army (Germanic)
Esmeralda -means emerald in Spanish
Kohlen -coals (German)
Leonard -from leon -lion and hard -brave, hardy (Germanic)
Fritz -diminutive of Friedrich form of Frederick (frid -peace + ric -power, ruler)
Rutger -Dutch form of Roger (hrod -fame + ger -spear)
Rudolph -from Germanic name Hrodulf (hrod -fame + wulf -wolf)
Labrys
λαβρυς (labrys) -axe (Lydian word)
Patrick -from Latin name Patricius -nobleman
Erick, Eric -from Old Norse name Eiríkr (ei -ever + ríkr -ruler)
Gerbert -from ger -spear and beraht -bright (Germanic)
Antar Woods, Camp
अन्तर् (antar) -between, in the middle (Sanskrit).Latin cognate is inter
Albert -from Germanic name Adalbert (adal -noble + beraht -bright)
Kaiser Pass
kaiser -emperor (German) derived from Caesar
Wolfgang -from Germanic elements wulf -wolf and gang -path
Moritz -German form of Maurice (Saint Maurice from Egypt) from maurus -inhabitant of North Africa
Alfred -from Old English Ælfræd (ælf -elf + ræd -counsel)
Brunhild -from Germanic elements brun -armour, protection and hild -battle
Tiamat -either from Sumerian ti -life and ama -mother or Akkadian tâmtu, ti'amtum -sea.Tiamat is sea godess and embodiment of primordial chaos.Tiamat created first generation of gods
Valkiris
valkyrie -chooser of the slain, derived from Old Norse valr -the slain and kyrja -chooser. In Norse myth the Valkyries were maidens who led heroes killed in battle to Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll, from valr -dead warriors, and höll -hall)
Schubert -variant of Schuchard from Middle High German schuochwürhte, schuochworhte, or schuchwarte -shoemaker
Vincent -from the Roman name Vincentius from Lat. vincere -to conquer
Stygian Woods
stygian -dark and gloomy from Στυξ (styx) -Styx, chief river of underworld
Biorite
βιος (bios) -life
rite
Entalar
entallar -to tailor, fit (Spanish) in sense adapted, appropriate, adequate
Hypno Bug
'υπνος (hypnos) -sleep
Erdgeist
erde -earth (German)
geist -spirit, ghost (German)
Phobos
φοβος (phobos) -fear, panic
Deimos
δειμος (deimos) -terror
Bergheim
berg -mountain, hill (German)
heim -home (German)
Zeitgeist
zeit -time (German)
geist -spirit, ghost (German)
Elvira -Spanish form of a Visigothic name composed of Germanic elements al -all and wer -true
Gilbert -from Germanic elements gisil -pledge, hostage and beraht -bright
Alison -Norman French diminutive of Aalis, Alice from Germanic name Adalheidis (adal -noble + heid -kind)
Flynn -from Irish surname which was derived from Ó Floinn meaning descendent of Flann -red
Lux Island
lux -light
Luminas
luminare -illuminate, give light, light up, brighten
Leonias -from λεων (leōn) -lion
Galad
Galahad -In Arthurian legend Sir Galahad was the son of Lancelot and Elaine. He was the most pure of the knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail
Gaia
γαια (gaia) -earth
Blue Ocul
oculus -eye
Vivione -from vivianus from vivus -alive
Ferdinand -From Ferdinando old Spanish form of Germanic name composed of farði -journey and nanð -daring
Archaeopolis
αρχαιος (archaios) -ancient, from the beginning or origin
αρχη (archē) -beginning, origin
πολις (polis) -city
Thanatos
θανατος (thanatos) -death
Shuriken
手裏剣 [シュリケン] (shuriken)
手 [シュ] (shu) -hand
裏 [リ] (ri) -palm
剣 [ケン] (ken) -sword, blade
Roderick -from Germanic elements hrod -fame and ric -power
Ernest -derived from Germanic eornost -serious
Fuegin
feuer -fire (German)
sahagin
Hyperion
'υπερ (hyper) -over, above, beyond
Lemuria -mythical lost continent proposed to explain the existence of lemurs (kind of monkeys from Lat. lemur -spirits of the night, because of animals nocturnal behavior) on two continents
Melissa -from μελισσα (melissa) -bee
Natasha -Russian diminutive of Natalya form of Natalie from Natalia from natale domini -Christmas day (natale -birth of and domini -lord)
Alphonse -from Visigothic name from adal -noble and funs -ready
Cocytus -river in Greek underworld from κωκυτος (kōkytos) -lamentation
Erebus
ερεβος (erebos) -darkness of the deep, place of neather darkness, Erebos
Raka Mural
racemus -bunch, cluster
mural (murus -wall + al -of, pertaining to, in a state of)
Sphynx
Σφιγξ (sphinx) from σφιγγω (sphingō) -bind together, tie up in a bundle
Yad al-Jauza
يد الجوزاء (Yad al-Jauzā') -hand of the central one, name of Betelgeuse (Arabic)
يد (yad) -hand
جوز -middle
الجوزاء (al-Jauzā') -the central one (older name for Orion)
Chi
氣 (qì) -active principle forming part of any living thing, energy flow, life force
Mara
मार (māra) -the destroyer, Mara demon who tempted Buddha
Toltec -from Spanish tolteca, from Nahuatl toltecah plural of tōltēcatl -inhabitant of Tollan (Tōllān (tōlin -rushes + -tlān, -lān -place) + -catl -inhabitant)
Rashnu -Avestan name of Zoroastrian yazata of justice
Bhaneswar Island
from Bhubaneswar -once capital of ancient Kalinga today is capital of Orissa derived from भुवनेश्वर (bhuvaneshvara) -lord of the world, name of Shiva (भुवन (bhuvana) -world, place of being (भू (bhū) -to be, exist) + ईश्वर (īshvara) -lord) (Sanskrit)
Randipur
पुर (pura) -city, town (Sanskrit)
Vidya
विद्या (vidyā) -knowledge
Sudhir
सुधीर (sudhīr) from सु (su) -very and धीर (dhīra) -wise, considerate
Tarun -from तरुण (taruNa) -young, juvenile, new, youth
Saree
साड़ी (sāRī) -female garment in India
Shiva Flames
शिव (shiva) -benign, kind, auspicious.Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle
Indra Thunder
इन्द्र (indra) -Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu god of the sky and rain, he is the king of gods in Rigveda (इन्दु (indu) -a drop + र (ra) -possessing)
Durga Frost
दुर्गा (durgā) -Hindu godess and wife of Shiva, literally difficult to approach (दुर् (dur) -difficult + गा (gā) -come, approach, go towards)
Uday
उदय (udaya) -going up, rising (of the sun) from उद् (ud) -up, upwards and अय (aya) -going (Sanskrit)
Anuradha
अनुराध (anurādha) from अनूराध (anūrādha) -causing welfare, happiness (अनु (anu) -alongside, towards, to + राध (rādha) -gift, favour)
Naveen
नवीन (navīna) -new (Sanskrit)
Donathan -from Lat. donatus -given
Balthasar -from Belshazzar Hebrew form of Akkadian name Bel-sarra-usur meaning baal (lord) protect the king
Vinis-yurka-merak-reqal-anukha
vinis, vinum -wine
requies -rest
al -of, pertaining to, in a state of
requietorium -resting place, sepulchre
अनुख्या (anukhyā) -reveal, descry
Hydra
'υδρα (hydra) -water snake
'υδωρ (hydōr) -water
Mashimizu
真清水 [ましみず] (mashimizu) -pure water, clear water
真 [ま] (ma) -true
清 [し] (shi) -pure
水 [みず] (mizu) -water
Ragnarok -from Old Norse ragnarök from regin -gods + rök -fate, development
Chakram
चक्र (cakra) -wheel, discus
Elysium
Ηλυσιον πεδιον (ēlysion pedion) -Elysian fields (πεδιον (pedion) -plain), in Greek mythology final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous
Melchior -derived from Semitic roots meaning king city (מֶלֶךְ‏ (mélekh) -king (Hebrew), ملك (malik) -king (Arabic), עיר ('ir) -city (Hebrew)
Xolon
Σολων (solōn) -name of Athenian statesman
Lucius -from Lat. lux, lucis -light
Panacea
πανακεια (panakeia) -universal remedy
παν (pan) -all
ακεομαι (akeomai) -heal, cure
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Xand1 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:27 am

Gothic 1

Martana kingdom Lat. Mars, Martis -god of war + an -of, related to
King Rhobar Lat. robur -strength, firmness, robust
Innos in, inside + Lat. nos -we, us
Khorinis Lat. cor, cordis -heart + in -of, related to
Beliar, Belial Heb. beli -without + ya'al -profit, use
Baal Cadar baal -lord (Phoenician) + Lat. cadere -to fall
Cor Angar Lat. cor, cordis -heart + anger
Cor Calom Lat. cor, cordis -heart + callus -hard, callus
Harpy Gr. harpazein -to snatch
Vatras vatra -fire (Slavic)

Gothic 2

Coragon Lat. cor, cordis -heart + agere -to do, make
Adanos Lat. ad -to, toward + Gr. ana -up, above + Lat. nos -we, us (above us, near us)
Neoras Lat. ne -not + orare -to pray, ask for, beg
Hyglas Gr. hydor -water + glass

Master of the Wind:
Rana Amnis Lat. rana -frog + amnis -river
Terr mountains Lat. terra -earth, land
Solest Lat. solum -soil, ground + est -is or solo
Richter Richter -judge from recht -right (German)
Teriyaki pudding teri -sunshine, dry weather + yaki -grilled, toasted (Japanese)
Arcadius Arcadia -district in Greece whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness
Perditia Lat. perdere, perditus -to ruin, destroy (per -through + dare, datus -to give)
Dican Lat.dicare, dicatus -dedicate, devote + an -of, related to
Solik Lat. solum -soil, ground + ic -of, related to
Danika variant of Danica -morning star from dan -day (Slavic)
Ketsu ketsu -hero or blood (Japanese)
Tyranda Lat. tiro -recruit, beginner, novice + ando -gerund suffix
Artagel Lat. artus, arta -scarce + gelu -frost, ice
Andau perhaps from Andy, Andrew from Greek aner, andros -man
Lysander Barca Gr. lysis -release + aner, andros -man + barca -boat (Italian)
Lodite Lat. ludere, lusus -play, mock, tease, trick + ire, itus -to go

Some examples from English etymology only for comparition in name making:
epidemic Gr. επι (epi) -upon, on + δημος (dēmos) -people
energy Gr. εν (en) -in + εργον (ergon) -work
octopus Gr. οκτω (oktō) -eight + πους (pous) -foot
transit L. trans -across + ire, itus -to go
previous L. prae -before + via -the way
exit L. ex -out, from + ire, itus -to go
ancient F. ancien, LL. antianus from L. ante -before
effect L. ex -out, from + facere -to make
summit L. summus -highest
atmosphere Gr. ατμος (atmos) -steam + σφαιρα (sphaira) -ball, sphere
symbol Gr. συν (syn) -with, together + βαλλω (ballō) -to throw, put
alarm It. all' arme -to arms
suburb L. sub -below + urbs, urbis -city
symmetry Gr. συν (syn) -with, together + μετρον (metron) -measure
core L. cor -heart
artifact L. ars, artis -art + facere, factus -to make
prophecy Gr. προ (pro) -before + φημι (phēmi) -to tell
add L. addere -add to, join (ad -to + do, dare -to give)
object L. ob -toward, against + jacere, jactus -to throw
hippopotamus Gr. 'ιππος (hippos) -horse + ποταμος (potamos) -river
longevity L. longus -long + aevum -age
primeval L. primus -first + aevum -age + al -related to
agriculture L. ager -field + colere -to cultivate, to dwell + ur -related to
aqueduct L. aqua -water + ducere, ductus -to lead
rebel L. re -back, again + bellum -war
embrace, bracelet Gr. bracchium -arm
capital L. caput, capitis -head + al -related to
accord, discord, concord, courage L. ad -to, toward + dis -apart + con -together, with + cor, cordis -heart + agere, actus -to do, to drive
unicorn, uniform, unify, universe L. unus -one + cornu -horn + forma -shape + facere, factus -to do + vertere, versum -to turn
secure L. se, sed -apart, without + cura -care
trident L. tri- three + dens, dentis -tooth, dignity L. dignus -worthy
final, infinity, infinitive L. finis -end, limit + al, iv -of, related to
confirm, firmament L. con -together, with + firm + mens, mentis -mind (used in nouns)
foliage, portfolio L. folium -leaf + agere, actus -to do + portare -to carry
deform, formal, formula, information L. de -from, down + forma -shape + al -related to + ul -diminutive
effort, fortify L. ex -out + fortis -strength + facere, factus -to do
affront, confront, frontal L. ad -to, toward + frons, frontis -forehead + al -related to
profound L. pro -before, forward + fundus -bottom
granary L. granum -grain + arium -place
gravity L. gravis -heavy + ire, itus -to go
congregation L. con -together, with + grex, gregis -flock, herd
humility L. humus -ground + il -related to
peninsula L. paene -almost + insula -island (in + salum -open sea)
island is -water + land, window wind + ow -eye
library L. liber -book + arium -place
manual L. manus -hand + al -related to
immediate L. medius -middle
naval L. navis -ship + al -related to
annihilate L. ad -to, toward + nihil -nothing
equinox L. aequus -equal + nox, noctis -night
translucent L. trans -across + lucere -to shine + ens, entis -someone or something that is related
copious, copy L. co -together, with + ops, opis -wealth, riches
orbit L. orbis -orb, world + ire, itus -to go
oval L. ovum -egg + al -related to
partial, particle L. pars, partis -piece + al -related to + iculum -diminutive
pacific L. pax. pacis -peace + facere, factus -to do, to make
bicycle Gr. bi, bis -two + cyclos -circle
expedition, pedal L. ex -out + pes, pedis -foot + al -related to
pinnacle L. pinna -feather
portal L. porta -gate + al -related to
appreciate, precious L. ad -to, toward + pretium -price
reality L. res, rei -thing + al -related to
derive, rival L. de -from, down + rivus -brook + al -related to
seminary L. semen -seed
senator, senility, senior L. senex -old man + il -related to
temperature L. tempus, temporis -time + ur -related to
umbrella L. umbra -shadow + ella -diminutive
ventilator L. ventus -wind + il -related to
fissure L. findere, fissum -to cleave, to split + ur -related to
ambiguous, exact, navigate, purge, redact L. ambi -around + ex -out + agere, actus -to do, to make + navis -ship + purus -pure + re, red -back, again
coalition L. co -together, with + alere -to nourish
adapt, inept L. ad -to, toward + aptare -to fit
occident L. ob -toward, against + cadere -to fall + -ens, -entis -related to
orient L. oriri -to rise + -ent -related to
current L. currere -to run + -ent -related to
edict, prediction L. e, ex -out + dicere, dictus -to say + prae -before
fossil L. fodere, fossus -to dig + il -related to

Some examples from Elder scrolls:
Nerevar nero -black (Italian) + war (because was tricked in war)
Indoril India + or -gold (French) + il -of, related to
Almalexia alma, almus -nourishing, providing nurture + lex -law
Mount Kand candere -shine, gleam, be hot, glow, sparkle
Pelagiad πελαγιος (pelagios) -of the sea, near the sea + ad -toward, to
Dahrk Mezalf dark + mezzo -half, middle (Italian) + alf from alfr -elf, supernatural being (Old Norse)
Tel Naga tel -hill (Hebrew) + नाग (nāga) -snake
Divayth Fyr divinus -divine + fyr -guy (Danish) or fyr -fire (Norwegian)
Yagrum Bagarn bagarre -heated discussion, turmoil, bustle (Italian)
Tel Aruhn tel -hill (Hebrew) + अरुण (aruNa) -dawn, ruddy
Coda Flower coda -tail (Italian), Lat. cauda -tail
Trama Root Lat. trama, tramae -warp (it was coiled plant)
Hircine Lat. hircus -he goat, goat + in -related to
Malacath Lat. mala, malus -bad, evil, wicked + cath -battle (Scottish Gaelic)
Argonian αργος (argos) -lazy, inactive + in -related to
Ama Nin Lat. ama, amare -to love + 您 (nín) -honorific for you (Chinese) (she is apparition of Mara goddess of love)
Dibella di -prefix signifying twofold, double, twice + bella -beauty, beautiful woman (Italian) (she was goddess of beauty)
Solstheim sollst (2 person singular present) from sollen -should, to be recommended, to be obliged, to be intended (German) + heim -home (Old Norse, German)
Stalhrim stål -steel (Swedish) from Old Norse stál, in German stahl -steel + hrím -frost (Old Norse)
Hvitkald Peak hvítr -white (Old Norse) + kaldr -cold (Old Norse)
Fargoth far (away) + Goth -germanic tribe
Tel Mora tel -hill (Hebrew) + mori -forest (Japanese)
Redoran Lat. re -back, again + Dorian -ancient greek warlike tribe
Mar gan Lat. mare -sea + Gr. ganos -joy
Carahil cara, carus -dear, beloved + hilaris -cheerful, lively
Calindil calando Gerund of calo, calare -announce, proclaim, loosen, slacken + il -of
Bravil bravilis -of gamble from bravere -gamble + il -of, related to
Uriel Septim ur -light, flame + el -god (Hebrew) Lat. septimus -seventh
Seridur serum -late hour + durus -hard, cruel
Bruma bruma -winter, winter cold/weather, winter solstice, shortest day
Volanaro volare -fly + nare -swim
Welkynd welkin -sky (archaic) + Kind -child (German)
Skyrim sky + hrim -hoarfrost (Old Norse), icy sky for cold climate
Tamriel tamar -palm tree + i -my + el -god (Hebrew)
Pelinal Lat. pellere -to thrust, to push + in + al -of, related to
Veloth velo, velar -to watch, to guard (Spanish)
Lorkhan lore + khan -lord (Turkic, Mongolian)
Tel Branora tel -hill (Hebrew) + brine + Lat. ora -coast
Therana Gr. ther -beast + an -of, related to

Startrek etymology:
Ocampa Lat. oc, ob -toward, against + campus -field
Annorax Lat. annum -year + rex -king
Dukat Lat. ducere, ducatus -to lead (leader)
Hirogen hero + generare -to born, generate
Masaka from word mask
Kazon Gr. kakos -bad + zone
Borg Gr. kybernetes -helmsman + ergon, -org -work, cyborg
Korgano Lat. cor -heart + Gr. ganos -joy
Cardassia Gr. kardia -heart + as, assis -copper coin (heart made of copper because were cruel)
Ferengi Lat. fero, ferre -to bear, to carry + angor, anxiety
Krenim Gr. chronos -time
Rancor Lat. rana -frog + cor -heart
Orpax or -gold (French) + Lat. pax -peace
Tricorder Lat. tri -three + cor, cordis -heart (three times thinker for computer com -together, with + putare -to think
Hologram Gr. holos -whole, complete + gramma -letter, writing
Android Gr. aner, andros -man + eidos, -oid -form, shape
Duras Lat. durus -hard
Ponfar Lat. ponere -to put + fari -to speak
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Irony » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Hello. Sorry I'm late. I came as fast as I could after I have heard some guy called Laxius Power a shitty wapanese game (which it is) while commending Three The Hard Way in the same post.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby EmperorJeramyu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:38 pm

Irony wrote:Hello. Sorry I'm late. I came as fast as I could after I have heard some guy called Laxius Power a shitty wapanese game (which it is) while commending Three The Hard Way in the same post.

Really? I come for the sanctimonious douchebags that only post smarmy-ass shit once a year. It's like being shot in a drive by but instead of bullets its semen from some prick jacking off to what a smartass they are.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Irony » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:41 pm

As you see I am trying to preserve the culture of this forum for the good of future generations.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby EmperorJeramyu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:44 pm

Irony wrote:As you see I am trying to preserve the culture of this forum for the good of future generations.

I don't get it though, why would you POST about how a forum is still around and needs to die off without the slightest hint of iro- ohhhhhh.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby Irony » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:50 pm

Every once in a while I come here to read my old posts and realize just how retarded I was. (Seriously teenagers are fucking insufferable. I want to punch me) Then I realize I will probably look at these posts in a few years and think they are retarded too. I expect this to continue ad-infinitum.

What I don't understand, though, is how you showed up to respond within 10 minutes. Its like you have transcended conventional existence, exsiting only as a spectre of a bygone age, still dutifuly performing its function. A spirit bound to fighting the same old battle for all of eternity.

You have become an entity akin to Verb, and no longer walk amongst mortals.
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Re: Various games etymologies

Postby EmperorJeramyu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:51 pm

Irony wrote:What I don't understand, though, is how you showed up to respond within 10 minutes. Its like you have transcended conventional existence, exsiting only as a spectre of a bygone age, still dutifuly performing its function. A spirit bound to fighting the same old battle for all of eternity.

Pretty much.
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