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    Default Name meanings

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    These are names from Lord Skylark's monster lists (http://www.geocities.com/lord_skylark/ffmon.html) that he couldn't translate:

    Dosmea
    Paralyma
    Thief Guzko
    Zande
    Placti
    Acrophies
    Apanda
    Carofisteri
    Chamcubia
    Colnago
    Dearo
    Dilure
    Gagera Gageri
    Isteritos
    Lunenta
    Garkimasera
    Mukare
    Owazoral
    Orcat
    Ricard Mage
    Sand Porikipes
    Spizner
    Tote Avis
    Antesansan
    Brachioreidos
    Doo-Doo-Fe-Doo
    Diorbeda
    Foper
    Iprukrapper
    Ipooh
    Koja
    Lithwarbihhe
    Megalodurk
    Mu
    Neisho Rhythm
    Pararadia
    Paplium
    Renergia
    Rogenoia
    Serido Hopper
    Varigalmander
    Vecta Istos
    Zokka
    Baba Velamyu
    Basigandi
    Bagnadorana
    Brachioreidos
    Crypshay
    Deen Glow
    Gershumerze
    Grangalan
    Grashtrike
    Gyrofelgo
    Jayjugemi
    Kyubirdenynus
    Levrikon
    Madouju
    Magnad
    Nerosuferoth
    Podrea
    Puazo Cute
    Rilf Sack
    Vargid Police
    Zenene
    Ziggy
    Zolokalter
    Zemzelett
    Belhelmelhel
    Doromani
    Esansushi
    Elviore
    Elnoire
    Fungongo
    Gesper
    Gomani
    Grat
    Grand Dearo
    Granaldo
    Garkimasera
    Hisari - Saguto
    Hisari - Seruto
    Hisari - Soruto
    Raldo
    Shumelke
    Wyrd
    Zemzelett
    Antesansan
    Brachioreidos
    Epeej
    Garkimasera
    Raldo
    Sano
    Uno
    Akagi Shadow

    Has anyone else had any luck with these? FFcompendium has Mu up ("From David Byrne: "Mu was a mythical lost continent.However it was also believed to be inhabited by giant hermaphrodite lemming/rodent type creatures which match the description of the creature itself."), and I have a feeling that Ipooh is named after Winnie the Pooh (Square seems to have a thing for bizarre pop culture references), although the extra "I" seems pretty weird. When I saw "Dearo" my first thought was Richard Shaver's Dero (subterranean giants), although I'm sceptical of that theory.

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    Default Re: Name meanings

    Originally posted by AngryTurnip
    Thief Guzko
    I still think this guy's name was meant to be "Cusco," which is a major historical city in Peru.
    Tote Avis
    As in Jura Avis and Archeo Avis, "Avis" means "bird." I don't know about "Tote," though.
    Brachioreidos
    "Brachio" means "arm" and refers to the long necks of the Brachiosaurus. Again, I don't know about "reidos."
    Varigalmander
    This should be "Vrigarmandah." It's a combination of the names of Vritra, a legendary asura; Garuda, a mythical bird who has made several other appearances in the seires; and the Mandah, an Arabian category of protective deities.
    Madouju
    "Madou" is the prevalent term for "magic" in the series, although "mahou" is the more common term in real life. "Ju" can mean quite a few things.
    Nerosuferoth
    It's clearly "Nerosferatu," as a reference to Nosferatu, a famous vampire. The actual monster is a small lizard, though, so it doesn't make too much sense in context.
    Sano
    Uno
    These are people. Sano and Uno are just their names. "Uno" means one, but it holds no significance here.
    Akagi Shadow
    Quite simply, "Crimson Shadow."

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