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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2016, 07:15:20 PM »

Apparently they didn't.  At least, not in the version I have.
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 01:33:23 AM »

I math class the other day, there was a word problem involving a person named, "Eulalia." That was pretty awesome.
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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 02:27:50 AM »

FUN FACT!!
ASMODEUS WAS A DEMON OF HELL
A KING OF DEMONS
  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asmodeus
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2017, 08:21:28 AM »

As mentioned by Killconey. Asmodeus is typically called Asmodai though.
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 05:46:34 PM »

The first part of Dannflor Reguba's name, Dann, is a Hebrew baby name for judge.  The next part, flor, is Latin for flower.

So is there any relation to Reguba being a "judging flower"? I've started researching other Redwall names, and I will update this thread on what I find soon.
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2017, 05:37:01 PM »

I can enlighten you folks on Dryditch Fever. In older times, epidemics of various diseases would often occur in the summertime- often June-September, until frosts started killing the disease germs. These were usually some variation of fever, including malaria and scarlet or yellow fever. For example, yellow fever has symptoms which include fever, chills, sever head and body aches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In late stages, it causes spike fevers, jaundice, and multiple organ failure resulting in death. These are all common to Dryditch Fever. The name, then, would come from its summer occurrence, when dry weather caused the evaporation of water in the ditch. Epidemics were also especially common in times of drought, because there was not enough water to treat sicknesses well. This is a probable additional factor.
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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2017, 07:44:29 PM »

Interesting facts there, Wylder! Thank you.

The first part of Dannflor Reguba's name, Dann, is a Hebrew baby name for judge.  The next part, flor, is Latin for flower.

So is there any relation to Reguba being a "judging flower"? I've started researching other Redwall names, and I will update this thread on what I find soon.
I don't recall anything that might suggest that. It's possible Brian had also made up the name.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2017, 12:35:03 AM »

Hmm, Dannflor Reguba always reminded me of Dandelion Flower Rutabaga,  but I doubt that has any relation to the truth whatsoever.
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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2017, 01:34:44 AM »

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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 04:00:40 AM »

Asmodeus is the name of the evil spirit in Tobit. (Book in the Apocrypha.)
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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 07:17:12 AM »

Interesting. BJ certainly did want to emphasize that he was evil, didn't he? :P
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 04:36:58 PM »

Cluny's name.
I never knew what "Scourge" meant until recently, but I had first become familiar with it as a villain name when I was little and read "Warriors" (the villain is a black cat named Scourge) and then in sixth grade when I found Redwall.
It means to "cause great suffering to" and as a noun means "whip"--Cluny does both of those things, his tail is a literal whip.

I found that interesting and it's a very fitting title for him.
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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2017, 08:46:53 AM »

The first part of Dannflor Reguba's name, Dann, is a Hebrew baby name for judge.  The next part, flor, is Latin for flower.

So is there any relation to Reguba being a "judging flower"? I've started researching other Redwall names, and I will update this thread on what I find soon.

Hmm, Dannflor Reguba always reminded me of Dandelion Flower Rutabaga,  but I doubt that has any relation to the truth whatsoever.

       Well, his full name is actually Dannflower Reguba, shortened to Dannflor because Rusvul "changed" it after his wife died. He didn't think that the word flower should be present in a warriors name, and he was extremely proud of his families warrior heritage...... And where'd the Rutabaga come from!?

       
       In other news, I know the names of the throwing devices they used in Martin the Warrior for the javelins. With the given description from the books, likelihood is they were using what are officially called Atlatl's. Variants of these were used in many cultures, and consisted of two parts, the throwing section (typically a carved stick, or small block of wood), and the dart (often feathered, but in the case of Redwall, it would appear to be a javelin variant).
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Re: Names and words, their origins and uses.
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 03:19:29 AM »

Yes, they were definitely based on Atlatls, but I don't think that Native American name would fit very well in Redwall. ;)
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