p2: Uversa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “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”.)” “versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled “Versa”)”
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.”
Orvonton etymology by Chris Halvorson: “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].).” “ton < O.E., tun = town” “or- = O.E., out” “von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain”
Section 1: Nature and Origin of Solitary Messengers
p1: Havona etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new heaven” (Rev:21.1).” “-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the coined name”
Section 2: Assignments of Solitary Messengers
p12: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-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”
p22: metric conversions: “An enseraphimed being cannot possibly exceed the velocity of 899,366 Urantia kilometres in one second of your time. Massive stars, crosscurrents, and detours, as well as attraction tangents, will all tend to retard such speed so that on a long journey the velocity will average about 885,139 km/s.”
p9,24: Revelators is also used at 101:4.2, where the direct knowledge of the revelators in preparing these Papers is contrasted with the inspired revelations (presumably John’s, at least). Book of Revelations only appears at 139:4.14. John the Revelator is used twice: 45:4.1 and 47:10.2. The other two instances of revelator are found at 112:5.11, in connection to those involved with the preparation of this epochal revelation, and at 119:8.7, regarding Michael’s role as a revelator of the Supreme.
p21: astronomers See also (12:2.1,3,5), (15:1.2), (15:3.4), (23:3.5), (30:3.2,3,4), (41:3.10), (57:2.2), (57:3.1,2).
Section 3: Time and Space Services of Solitary Messengers
metric conversions: “. . . nonenseraphimed beings is 299,789 kilometres of your world per second of your time; . . . attain double velocity — 599,577 km/s — while . . . about 899,367 km/s.”
Note that the speed of light is 299,792,458 m/s.
p2: Tigran Aivazian: “I have worked out the mathematical details of a possibility of travelling faster than the speed of light by interpreting the fifth dimension of Kaluza’s “unified field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism” . . . ” To see the entire annotation with the proper mathematical notations, go to Tigran Aivazian’s British Study Edition of The Urantia Book. See also 15:8.3
Section 4: Special Ministry of Solitary Messengers
p3: Vicegerington etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the vicegerent-kind town (the “deputy ruler”-kind town).” “ton < O.E., tun = town”
p4: dual-origin See also (19:1.1), (20:8.1), (21:2.10), (30:1.29), (30:1.48), (120:4.2).