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What is the etymology behind YN's name?

Postby The Aber » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:44 pm

This should prove more than helpful in terms of this forum: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=506351
A lot of people don't usually include the etmology -- the root word -- for which their nation's name comes from. So I figured I'd add something for that, especially for forums like the one about.


E.g.: (from Wikipedia)
The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine. The German term Deutschland, originally diutisciu land ('the German lands') is derived from deutsch (cf. Dutch), descended from Old High German diutisc 'of the people' (from diot or diota 'people'), originally used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz 'of the people' (see also the Latinised form Theodiscus), derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- 'people', from which the word Teutons also originates.


This is mainly for original names (aka, names created by the user), not IRL names.
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Postby Catalonia 2070 RP » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:46 pm

It derives from the word "land of castles"

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Postby The Forest of Aeneas » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:47 pm

OOC, I called my nation this because I am/was learning about the Aeneid in real life when I made it.

Wikipedia wrote:Aeneas is the Romanization of the hero's original Greek name Αἰνείας (Aineías). Aineías is first introduced in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite when Aphrodite gives him his name from the adjective αὶνóν (ainon, "terrible"), for the "terrible grief" (αὶνóν ἄχος) he has caused her by being born a mortal who will age and die.[a][3] It is a popular etymology for the name, apparently exploited by Homer in the Iliad.[4] Later in the Medieval period there were writers who held that, because the Aeneid was written by a philosopher, it is meant to be read philosophically.[5] As such, in the "natural order", the meaning of Aeneas' name combines Greek ennos ("dweller") with demas ("body"), which becomes ennaios or "in-dweller"—i.e. as a god inhabiting a mortal body.[6] However, there is no certainty regarding the origin of his name.


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Postby The Aber » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:48 pm

The Forest of Aeneas wrote:OOC, I called my nation this because I am/was learning about the Aeneid in real life when I made it.

IC ... I don't know I've never figured that out xD

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Postby Mohea » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:48 pm

The founding father of Mohea was a Chamorro man named Fo'u Mohea. He named Mohea after himself.
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Postby Huayramarca » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:56 pm

Comes from the Quechua words huayra (wind) and marca (country). Hence Huayramarca means, literally, Land or Country of the Wind.

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Postby The Aber » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:47 pm

Mohea wrote:The founding father of Mohea was a Chamorro man named Fo'u Mohea. He named Mohea after himself.


And what does his name mean?
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Postby Free Atlantea » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:05 pm

My country is based on a collection of underwater habitations that survived the end of the world and banded together to rebuild something after the land was irradiated and uninhabitable

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Postby The Imagination Animals » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:33 pm

Al Korosofiya, the name for Crossoveria in its language, is derived from the Crossoveriaanz word "krouzvir" which means "original being" in English. "Krouzvir" was chosen because anthros, an ethnic group of animals with anthropomorphic animals, have inhabited Crossoveria before humans existed. The name has the Latinate suffix "-ia" which means "place of". In short, Crossoveria is transliterated as "land of the original being".
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Postby Kodak » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:42 pm

It Loosely Means:

Ko·dak mo·ment
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Postby Nationalist Northumbria » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:43 pm

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Postby The Aber » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:13 pm

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:North of the Humber

...and what does "Humbra" mean?
✷ “ULHZE AHTYIHUTE DH'RHOKJHURE FHINYDKYS OHK HYAHTHARYN.” ✷
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Postby Reorganized Portugal » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:34 pm

"Portugal" comes from the Roman-Celtic place name "Portus Cale", a city where the city of Vila Nova de Gaia now stands. While it is known "Portus" comes from the Latin word for "port", the origins of the term "Cale" are less clear. It is theorized it may have been a Celtic word for port, or the name of a Celtic goddess.

Around 200 BC, the Roman Empire conquered Iberia and named the region Portus Cale. This term eventually evolved into "Portucale", then "Portugale", before arriving at its modern form Portugal around the 11th or 12th centuries.
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Postby Gandoor » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:14 pm

The native peoples who lived near where the first settlers arrived referred to the area they lived in as 'gon dur', which literally translates to 'this land'. This term was taken by the settlers to be the actual name for the area and was recorded in English as 'Gondur'. Over time, the spelling would evolve from 'Gondur' to its modern day spelling of 'Gandoor', which was first recorded in 1643.
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Postby The Aber » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:15 pm

Reorganized Portugal wrote:"Portugal" comes from the Roman-Celtic place name "Portus Cale", a city where the city of Vila Nova de Gaia now stands. While it is known "Portus" comes from the Latin word for "port", the origins of the term "Cale" are less clear. It is theorized it may have been a Celtic word for port, or the name of a Celtic goddess.

Around 200 BC, the Roman Empire conquered Iberia and named the region Portus Cale. This term eventually evolved into "Portucale", then "Portugale", before arriving at its modern form Portugal around the 11th or 12th centuries.


Other historians have argued that Greeks were the first to settle Cale and that the name derives from the Greek word Καλλις kallis, 'beautiful', referring to the beauty of the Douro valley. Others have hypothesized that the word Cale came from the Latin word for 'warm' (Portus Cale thus meaning 'warm port').
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Postby Independent Cossack Ukraine » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:18 pm

Ukraine derives from the word "Ukraina," meaning "Borderland" or "Our Borderland," given that Ukraine was on the borders of many empires including Poland and Russia. My version of Ukraine came directly from the Zaporozhian Sich or Cossack Hetmanate, hence the Cossack portion. Independent because in my alternate timeline, Ukraine managed to remain independent by fighting off invaders (even at the expense of some of its territory at times). Hence, Independent Cossack Ukraine. Ukraine has a fascinating and very old history, so I was quite inspired to make this country when I learned about Cossacks.

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Viiria is named for Solvyn Viir, discoverer of the planet Viirium which serves as the Imperial capital and first Emperor of the Viirian Imperium. Solvyn's descendents, House Viir, still govern the Imperium today.
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Postby Tangatarehua » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:25 pm

Tangata means "people" in Maori and Rehua is the Maori god of the stars, so the name means "People of the god of the stars".

The connection to Rehua stems from the myth that the first Empress of Tangatarehua was descended from Rehua and his daughter Puanga.
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Simple. My game name is Blaze, and I just add -land in the end.
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Its portuguese, "ouro" means gold and "burgo" means burg. So it means "Golden Burg".
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Postby Liberse Morrirs » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:23 am

Liberse Morrirs means "free to die" in a language derived from Latin that developed in the areas of our present country (this is why it is called "Libersemorrirsian Latin"). According to a legend around 10 BC one of the founders of the Roman Republic of Cats, Lucianus Villius, shouted as he was burned alive "I want to be free to die of natural causes rather than this way." Indeed in 2010, in honor of the 2020th anniversary of his death, the name of the nation was officially changed from "Republic of Cats" to "Liberse Morrirs"
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Postby Mann » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:46 am

The name of the Thedish nation is Mann. This is from the Old English (Thedish: Ealdenglisch) word meaning ‘man, human being, person’, from Proto-Germanic (Thedish: Urgermanisch) *-mann, from either Proto-Indo-European (Thedish: Urindeeuropische) *mon- or *men-, the latter meaning ‘to think; mind’.

The ethnonym for the people of Mann is Thedish, singular noun Theder and plural noun Theden (Thedish: Theodisch, Theodar, Theoden). This comes from Old English þēodisċ, meaning ‘national; native, of one's native tribe/nation’, from þēod, meaning ‘nation, tribe, people’. This ethnonym refers exclusively to native, ethnic Theden - outsiders are called Eltheodisch/Eltheodar/Eltheoden in Thedish, which uses the prefix el-, meaning ‘foreign, strange; different, other’, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *aljaz, meaning ‘other, another, else’.
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What is the etymology of your nation?

Postby The Imperial Hemisphere » Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:19 am

The Hemisphere Empire is the successor of the Empire of Japan and we are not totalitarian rather than a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system.

Our name comes from the Japanese words, 半球帝国 (Hankyū Teikoku) meaning the same thing.
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