The following etymylogical notes are the research results of a specific individual and they
may or may not actually correspond with the meanings and derivations of the terms described:

Etymology of Coined Words in The Urantia Book

(notes for work in progress by Chris Halvorson)
Original article located at here


-ia = noun-forming suffix used for names < thematic vowel -i- + L. noun
      suffix -a (first declension, nominative)
general: urania = heavenly (uran-) one (-ia)
specific: Urania = the heavenly one (Gr. Myth., the Muse of astronomy)
-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia
       (cf., -tion and -ion)
In The Urantia Book, the suffix "-tia" is indicative of impersonal,
while "-ia" is more personal
general: urantia = heavenly (uran-) place (-tia)
specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)


Caligastia = the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkness (calig-), and
             no longer personal (i.e., the entity that is entirely
Dalamatia = the place (-tia) [to stand] together (ama) with (Dal)igastia
Daligastia = the one who is next in standing after, and who stands with,
             Caligastia (since "D" immediately follows "C" in the
             alphabet); also as a parallel to "Caligastia", "the one who
             consorts with Caligastia" (dali- < dally = to converse =
             obs., to consort); as a further illusion, "the one who is
             entirely deception" (dali- < dally = to trifle <
             O.Fr., trufle = diminutive of truffe = deception)
Edentia = the (eden)ic place (-tia)
Manotia = the one who has (-ia) a human (man) ear (ot-) (This name
          refers to her role as associate chief of seraphim on Urantia;
          because, since Pentecost, the chief of seraphim has been a
          primary supernaphim, "who has a divine ear".)
Monmatia = the mother (ma) place of (-tia) man (mon) (The solar system
           is the physical womb for mankind, defined by the presence of
           the Master Physical Controllers.)
morontia = that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)
Nambia = the one who (-ia) goes (namb-) (This name refers to his place
         in the trinity pattern of the life-determining trio--Gabriel
         [thought], the Father Melchizedek [word], and Nambia [action].
         It is the Life Carriers who actually "go" to the barren planets
         to initiate and subsequently foster creature life.)
Panoptia = the all (pan-) - seeing (op-) place (-tia) (Literally, the
           Panoptians are "those who see the big picture".  They saw
           beyond the sophistries of the Lucifer rebellion.  The name of
           their leader during those times, Ellanora, literally means
           "the light", shining in the darkness of the rebellion.)
Satania = the place of (-ia) adversity (satan), that maintains its
          personal character (alternatively, "the nation of adversity")
          [Satan = lit., the Adversary < satan = Heb., adversary]
Solonia = the sage (solon) one (-ia)


-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)
lan = past tense of the obsolete verb "lin" = to cease, discontinue
Melchizedek = Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) =
              U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local
              universe descending Son)
Vorondadek = the very (vor-) father (da) - like (on) expression (-dek),
             paralleling the designation "Constellation Father"
Lanonandek = the no-longer (lan) one (an) - like (on) expression (-dek),
             referring to the diverse and nonunity nature of
             Lanonandeks, in descending comparison to Vorondadeks
Norlatiadek = the northern (nor) law (la) place (-tia) with
              Melchize(dek) identification, referring to the legislative
              activities at the constellation level and the presence of
              the special Melchizedek schools in this constellation, and
              implying that this constellation is in the northern
              regions of the local universe of Nebadon
chronoldek = expression (-dek) of time (chronol)


don = a distinguished man, one of position or importance, a leader and
      first-class man
Amadon = the together (ama) leader (don), referring to his loyal service
         at Van's side during and after the Lucifer rebellion
Andon = the first (an) true human man (don)


don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland
splan- < esplan- < L., explanare = to level
Nebadon = the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe
          level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where
          mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral
Splandon = the level (splan-) upland (don) (The major sector level is
           where all of the local differences are "leveled out" prior to
           the spiritual preparatory schools at the superuniverse

-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun
     suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the
     coined name (shown in brackets below)
ens = abstract being, existence in the most general sense
fand = obsolete verb meaning to put to the test, to experience, to seek
Angona = the primary (an) generator (gon-) [of the solar system]
Ensa = the [level of] being (The minor sector level is where ascending
       mortals learn about the true foundations of "being", how reality
       is fundamentally grounded by the physical universe of universes.)
Fonta = the first (a) source (font) [for true human offspring]
Grandfanda = the ancestor (grand-) [of all who] seek (fand) [the Father]
Havona = the "new heaven" (Rev:21.1)


Jerusem = the "new Jerusalem" (Rev:21.2)


Sangik = adj., bloodline (sang-) - producing (-ik) (n., Sangiks)


versa = Latin gerund meaning focus or hub (see endnote entitled "Versa")
Uversa = the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of
         triune pattern ("U" is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21
         equals 7 times 3.  Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other
         superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and
         Rversa.  The "U" notation is also used in "Umajor the fifth"
         and "Uminor the third".)
motus = Latin gerund meaning motion < moveo = to move (The suffix "-us"
        is masculine, so motus is motion in an overt, directed sense,
        like the motion of a falling rock.)
mota = [inherent] motion (Mota--the transcendent harmonization of
       science, philosophy, and religion--is innately dynamic, moving.)

ton < O.E., tun = town
or- = Old English prefix meaning "out"
von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain
Orvonton = the out-dwelling town (The superuniverse domain is the
           dwelling place for ascending mortals that is outside of the
           local universe domain, and the seventh Paradise satellite of
           the Infinite Spirit is the hometown for "the reunions of the
           struggles and triumphs of the ascendant career" [17:1.9].)
-ing = noun-forming suffix meaning "a person or thing of a (specified)
       kind or origin"
Divinington = the divine-kind town
Sonarington = the "Son agent"-kind town (-ar suffix means "an agent of")
Spiritington = the Spirit-kind town
Vicegerington = the vicegerent-kind town (the "deputy ruler"-kind town)
Solitarington = the solitary-kind town
Seraphington = the seraph-kind town (the angel-kind town)
Ascendington = the ascendant-kind town
Salvington = the saved-kind town (The local universe capital is where
             ascending mortals are spiritualized.  That which can be
             spiritized is that which can be "saved" eternally.)

*** Endnotes ***


verse < L., versus = lit., a turning (vertere = to turn)
U.B.: masculine = directionlike, feminine = placelike, neuter = abstract
Latin past participles: -us = masculine, -a = feminine, -um = neuter

(ad- = to, at, toward)
adversus = facing, opposite, opposing (adverse intentions)
adversa = unfavorable (adverse effects)
adversum = adversity

(uni- < unus = one, only one, at the same time)
universus = combined in one, whole, entire (directed)
universa = entire, complete (inherent)
universum = universe, the world

masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.);
           also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant)
feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa
          (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub)
Versa is the nondirectional aspect of "a turning", that is, the hub;
while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.

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