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Origin of the Spathi name
« 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,  Grin
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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.   Tongue
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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 01:36:33 am »

I 'heard' one of the races was inspired by some movie about a football agent.
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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 10:30:38 am »

Thraddash?
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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 04:58:34 pm »

No, Ur-Quan.
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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 04:04:35 pm »

No, Ur-Quan.

I see what you did there.
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Re: Origin of the Spathi name
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 03:42:18 pm »

Freaking finally.
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