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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Valos Cor on June 24, 2012, 09:28:58 pm



Title: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Valos Cor on June 24, 2012, 09:28:58 pm
I find out σπαθί is Greek for sword, pronounced Spathi.  I read a little about how other races' names were inspired by Greek.

I'm fairly certain this is intentional, and it is quite ironic, the meaning of Spathi,  ;D


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: meep-eep on June 24, 2012, 11:29:33 pm
I'm betting on it being accidental. I mean, why "sword"? For ironic purposes there would be much better words. Besides, the Spathi are pretty good fighters, when pressed.


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Valos Cor on June 24, 2012, 11:43:02 pm
True, the Spathi ships are one of my favorite.   You're right, sword is not the best irony.  Oh well.  Still would be a pretty neat coincidence.   :P


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Death 999 on June 25, 2012, 01:36:33 am
I 'heard' one of the races was inspired by some movie about a football agent.
;)


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on June 25, 2012, 10:30:38 am
Thraddash?


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Death 999 on June 25, 2012, 04:58:34 pm
No, Ur-Quan.


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Toka on October 25, 2012, 10:12:27 pm
there is a flower called Spathiphyllum. when i goggled spathiwa i found plenty pictures of that plant.
its buds remind me a little of a spathi.



Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Steve-O on November 11, 2012, 04:04:35 pm
No, Ur-Quan.

I see what you did there.


Title: Re: Origin of the Spathi name
Post by: Death 999 on November 12, 2012, 03:42:18 pm
Freaking finally.