Word origins (at least, what I can speculate)
Dominia- ‘dominus’ or plural ‘domini’ means ‘master’ or owner.
Also “name that became the official title for the emperor” or ‘lord’
Seraph- a member of the highest order of angels.
Fatima- a city of pilgrimage, and one of the daughters of Muhammad, revered by
Balthasar- something to do with art.
Balthazar is a wine bottle with a capacity of 13 quarts.
St.Bartholomew- one of the apostles as told by the Bible; only mentioned briefly.
Zephyr- also ‘Zephyrus’ which is Greek mythology of the god of Westwind, which was
the gentlest and nicest of winds
Sigurd- later called ‘Siegfried’, a Norse hero.
Yggdrasil- tree of fate... “the welfare of the entire world is dependent on the primordial
tree.” (Norse, Greek, and Roman)
Nisan, Kislev, and Shebat- months in the Jewish Calendar.
Gebler- the man who forced William Tell to shoot at the apple (from a famous story/tale).
Goliath- a warrior who challenged the Israelites in combat (Bible).
Thames- a river in southern England.
Ethos- (definition) appeal of (a/the) speaker’s character, or a high moral purpose.
Wels- a city in Austria.
Tower of Babel- “...erected by descendants of Noah who were attempting to unite all
peoples in building a city and tower that would reach heaven. God thwarted
their efforts.” (Bible)
Id- (definition) a mostly unconscious part of the mind containing instincts and repressed
Metatron- a powerful angel in early Jewish tradition.
Abel and Cain- sons of Adam and Eve (Bible).
Helmholtz- probably in reference to the Scottish physicist Hermann Von Helmholtz or
the cloud Cirrus Kelvin- Helmholtz (which was named after him anyway.).
Ignas- this is interesting. ‘ignis’ which is Greek for ‘fire’. (This could be a reference to
all the war that ravaged the land...but...) ‘Ignatius of Loyola’ was the founder of
Jesuits. Also, Ignacio is a place in Colorado.
Aquavy Islands- a no-brainer, but ‘aqua’ means ‘water’ in Greek. If you’re wondering,
‘aer’ is air, and ‘terra’ is earth.
Sophia- means ‘wisdom’ (I’m sure it’s Arabic).
Elru- maybe from Elul, another month in the Jewish Calendar.
Billy Lee Black- all right, this involved no research. I remember something about a
‘Reverend Lee Black’, I think, but of course the ‘Billy’ is from the famous
Gunslinger, ‘Billy the Kid’.
Solaris- another no-brainer. ‘Sol’ is the name of our sun (Greek), like the moon is called
[Editor's Note: This next clip is also from Kamitra.]
I did find out what Jugend means...
-digs for disk file-
I don't know if I sent it already, but here it is.
It seems that Jugend comes from. . . -flips through a book for a book
analysis- uh, I can't find it again, so this is from memory. Okay, it seems
that it comes from Hitlerjugend, which is- oh, does that ring a bell? I sure
hope it does. Anyway, that should explain everything, but I don't know the
details, but now I have the name, I could probably find it in the
I just realized something... so THAT's why all Solarians were blond... I
wondered about that. Hitler was known for his uh.. 'superior race' of blond
hair and blue eyes. I know you already know that one, but I'm showing my
thought. That means Citan must've really been a lamb... because I rem that
only Solarians were blond, but what about Yui? What does that make her, since
she's supposed to be from Shevat?
Or was one of Yui's parents from Solaris, and came to Shevat for refuge? What
about Midori? I don't think she suffers from inbreeding... right?
I can't think of anything else...
Oh, and another.
Also, it seems that the title "Young Master" is not quite uncommon in
Japan... maybe. I really wouldn't know, but the book I'm reading, "The Makioka
Sisters" is right before WWII, and that one of the maids refer to a younger
one in another family as 'young master'. So it seems that Citan was really
asking of Sigurd if the pirate (Bart) was the young master, or the head
person... I guess. That's just my speculation, so maybe you could find the
book or something.
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