Shinki Name Origins and Discussion (Updated 11/11/10)

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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby halconfenix » Tue May 05, 2009 11:25 am

Maou Zenigame wrote:Yda's name isn't really a mystery, it's spelled out on her leg pretty plainly.

Much like Ach's "ACH111es," Yda has "YDA-010" written on her left wheel/claw. As such, the name derivation is pretty clear.

Idaten is one of many gods originally taken from Hindu mythology, which explains the naming scheme of her weapons.

This isn't to say that the goddess Ida wasn't also taken into account, but Idaten is the primary derivation of her name.


ok.... http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/k ... tml#idaten

that's the best match for yda then XD
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Caterwaul » Tue May 05, 2009 12:10 pm

Idaten IS a pretty pat answer. My problem with it is that with all the sanskrit names they gave her equipment, Idaten's the Japanese name of a mostly Chinese Buddhist deity (Skanda). Possibly they mixed up some names, as there's a different Skanda too? That or I'm looking way to deeply into this.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Maou Zenigame » Tue May 05, 2009 1:18 pm

Idaten's connected through a long chain of whatevers to Hindu gods, it's rather complicated and I'm too lazy to type it all out right now. >_>;;

But he was known to use vajras as his primary weapon, so that's a direct reference there.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Treadshot A1 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:17 am

greenjam wrote:juvisy

found this on dictionary.com

Juvia

Ju"vi*a\, n. (Bot.) A Brazilian name for the lofty myrtaceous tree (Bertholetia excelsa) which produces the large seeds known as Brazil nuts.


so i guess juvisy is nuts then ;)


Large seeds, huh? She is MMS Type Seed, so that may not be very far off.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Chalkred » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:43 pm

Melinda - could also come from "merenda" (portuguese/brazilian/spanish)- which means lunch . Yum.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Xehn » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:45 pm

"Merenda" may be what we're looking at, since Kohiru means 'snack'.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby halconfenix » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:02 pm

Xehn wrote:"Merienda" may be what we're looking at, since Kohiru means 'snack'.


Fixed! :thumbsup: (for spanish at least)

EDIT: I dunno how's in portuguese... probably "merenda"....
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Chalkred » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:54 pm

halconfenix wrote:
Xehn wrote:"Merienda" may be what we're looking at, since Kohiru means 'snack'.


Fixed! :thumbsup: (for spanish at least)

EDIT: I dunno how's in portuguese... probably "merenda"....


Correct, sorry.
merenda - portuguese
merienda - spanish


merenda- light meal.
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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Caterwaul » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:07 pm

Just as a reminder, we got the names of several new shinkis coming out soon, and we're always open to more attempts at guessing name origins.

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Re: Shinki Name Origins and Discussion

Postby Deviant Anomaly » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:06 pm

I came across this in a google search of "Renge".

http://www.sgilibrary.org/search_dict.php?id=1829

renge
[蓮華] ( Jpn; Chin lien-hua)
Lotus or lotus flower. Also called the Oriental lotus, Indian lotus, East Indian lotus or sacred lotus. An aquatic plant with flowers of white, pink, and other colors, often mentioned in Indian Buddhist scriptures and their Chinese translations.

In his Chinese translation, Kumara-jiva rendered the Sanskrit title as the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law, or Myoho-renge-kyo in Japanese. Here pundarika is translated as lotus, or renge. Renge simply means lotus flower, without reference to the color or variety.
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