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Etymology Of Coined Words In The Urantia Book

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(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)

U.B.: "-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

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)

Monmatia = the mother (ma) place of (-tia) man (mon)

morontia = that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)

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 (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 = obs., 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)


versa = L., focus, 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 = L. 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- = O.E., 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 thestruggles 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
L. 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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