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It's kind of a silly question, but is holy terra earth? and if not what happened to it?
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Yes, Holy Terra is Earth. Terra is latin for earth. In fact the Imperium uses almost all of its words from latin. Imperium means power or authority. hereticus means heritic. Malleus means demon (or the equivilent). Also, the Emperor is reffered to as Him-on-Earth.
I shall destroy all who stand in my way. The Emperor shall be reborn in me, the Primarchs shall be remade in me. I shall cast down the Dark Gods, the Star Gods shall be consumed just as they consumed their brothers. Those who fell shall be redeemed, those who remained pure shall be rewarded. The Imperium shall regain its power and the Dark Age of Technology will seem like nothing. For I am the Numen and I am coming
Yes Terra is Earth. The reasoning behind the different name is simple, earth is dirt, dirt is not a planet, let alone an inhabited planet, and definately not the origin of the species.
Terra has been used to define "Earth" for a few decades at least, mostly by sci-fi types, but also used by space astrographers, to give a more sensible name to this planet.
I'm pretty sure there's actually a joke about naming a planet after dirt in at least one movie, because quite simply, it's stupid for any species that has an IQ higher than it's shoe size
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This is incorrect. I am a student of history at university and I have seen latin historical texts as far back as the 12th century that use the term 'Terra' meaning 'Land' in the sence 'The known world' reffering to 'The World'.Originally Posted by mpdscott
So even though Terra means 'earth' in the 'dirt' sence it also is a used term for 'The World'... So it is not a sci fi gag...
Yeah, Mallues = Hammer. Hereticus = Heretics. Xenos = other species.
[X] Hunters does does not = Ordo [x]
yeah Malleus means Hammer as in Sigmars Hammer, hang over from Warhammer the Ordo Malleus in Warhammers is a secret Society dedicated to upholding the Empire and battling Chaos.
Yeah, that's about right. I believe the word Xeno has fairly negative connotations, though I have not done Greek myself, meaning more along the lines of Outsider than Stranger, if you take my meaning. The Imperial language, High Gothic, seems to be essentially a derivative of Latin with a few things changed to make them sound cool. Correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I have the feeling that Mechanicus is not a real word in Latin. Then there's the word Liber, used to refer to books in High Gothic, which I thought was supposed to be Libra. It should also be noted that, by extension, High Gothic incorporates a bit of the germanic languages as well. I once proposed a theory that High Gothic and Reikspiel, spoken in the Empire in WHFB, are in fact the same language but have split off over time, with Reikspiel emphasising the germanic elements of the language and High Gothic emphasising the romance elements.
Of course, this all went to pot once I found out that GW had broken off the link long ago between the Fantasy and 40K worlds.
Actually, I believe Malleus means "hammer", making it the Order of the Hammer, which fits nicely with daemonhammers...Originally Posted by The Imperator Numen
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