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)
======================================================================== -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 darkness) 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 nebula.) 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 level.) ======================================================================== -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 *** Versa ===== 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 Adverse ------- (ad- = to, at, toward) adversus = facing, opposite, opposing (adverse intentions) adversa = unfavorable (adverse effects) adversum = adversity Universe -------- (uni- < unus = one, only one, at the same time) universus = combined in one, whole, entire (directed) universa = entire, complete (inherent) universum = universe, the world Verse ----- 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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