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p1: Lanonandek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the no-longer (lan) one (an) – like (on) expression (-dek), referring to the diverse and nonunity nature of Lanonandeks, in descending comparison to Vorondadeks” “-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)”
Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
Section 1: Mission of the Princes
p3: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “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.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
p4: See Behzad (Robert) Sarmast’s study on Magisterial Missions.
Section 2: Planetary Administration
p2: 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”
Section 3: The Prince’s Corporeal Staff
p1: Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”
p2: Morontia etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)”
Note also: mor–Danish origin 1930’s, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.
p6: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
Section 4: The Planetary Headquarters and Schools
Section 5: Progressive Civilization
Section 6: Planetary Culture
p5: Norlatiadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “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.”
Section 7: The Rewards of Isolation
p2: Agondonters etymology by Halbert Katzen: It’s all about the mental struggle for victory (agon) at the masters level (don) for these “gamers” (ters). “agony”: late 14c., “mental suffering” (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from O.Fr. agonie, agoine “anguish, terror, death agony” (14c.), and directly from L.L. agonia, from Gk. agonia “a (mental) struggle for victory,” originally “a struggle for victory in the games,” from agon “assembly for a contest,” from agein “to lead” (see act (n.)). Sense of “extreme bodily suffering” first recorded c.1600. “don” (noun): 1520s, from Sp. or Port. don, title of respect, from L. dominus “lord, master.” The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from It. don, from L.L. domnus, from L. dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).
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”
Tabamantia etymological notes by Halbert Katzen: (Tab) probably comes from the root of “tabulation.”
mantic (adj.): 1850, from Gk. mantikos “prophetic, oracular, of or for a soothsayer,” from mantis “prophet,” lit. “one touched by divine madness” (see mantis). Related: Mantical (1580s).
manta: very large ray (also called devilfish), 1760, from Sp. manta “blanket” (which is attested in English from 1748 in this sense, specifically in reference to a type of wrap or cloak worn by Spaniards), from L.L. mantum “cloak,” back formation from L. mantellum “cloak” (see mantle (n.)). The ray so called “for being broad and long like a quilt” [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, “A Voyage to South America”].
Intriguing associations can be made with both mantic and manta. The “divine madness” could be related to experimental worlds. And the blanketing of the manta could relate to the way Tabamantia covers (is responsible) for an specific realm of worlds.