The etymology of Vi's name...

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Dusty Bronco

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12-19-2012

Most likely comes from the Latin word Vis, Vires, meaning "force" or "power." Also, it's the singular ablative declension (suggesting the ablative of means), meaning that...

Vi's name literally means "by force."

The more you know.

(Also, as an interesting side-note, Vi would be pronounced as the French "oui" or the popular gaming system, "Wii." The Latin V takes the sound of our W, while the I sounds like the Y at the end of "enemy.")

(Edit: originally, I wrote "with force," but that was a slight mistranslation. The current one, "by force," is the correct one.)


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Psycho Pretzel

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12-19-2012

May the Vi be with you?


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CryoTyrfing

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12-19-2012

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Originally Posted by TheRybka View Post
Most likely comes from the Latin word Vis, Vires, meaning "force" or "power." Also, it's the singular ablative declension (suggesting the ablative of means), meaning that Vi's name literally means "with force."

The more you know.
What...what is this? Are those words? What ancient alien tablet did you translate those words from?


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Dusty Bronco

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12-19-2012

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What...what is this? Are those words? What ancient alien tablet did you translate those words from?
This one.

Edit: Oh, sorry, I didn't catch the bolded part. Declensions are a neat way of tying up a word's placement in a sentence. We don't have those in English; we say "Of the girl," while in Latin, that same phrase is just "puellae."


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Vanra

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12-19-2012

It comes from Violence, she says so herself.


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Dusty Bronco

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12-19-2012

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It comes from Violence, she says so herself.
Violence comes from where?
Vis, Vires.

Mind=blown.


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IMTOOJUICY

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12-19-2012

M x A = Vi


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DesertOfSand

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12-19-2012

How did I not notice this immediately?

I mean, her name is even in one of my favorite phrases:
Vi veri universum vivus vici.

I should've seen right away that her name meant "with force".

Props to OP.


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Dusty Bronco

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12-19-2012

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Originally Posted by DesertOfSand View Post
How did I not notice this immediately?

I mean, her name is even in one of my favorite phrases:
Vi veri universum vivus vici.

I should've seen right away that her name meant "with force".

Props to OP.
Actually, thank you for posting! It made me realize that I conjugated slightly wrong. Her name is "By force," not "with," as the latter would require the Latin word for with in addition to the ablative. Time to fix the OP.
Props to you!

Also, nice phrase. I like it.


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Dusty Bronco

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12-19-2012

Bumping this to spread the knowledge!