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Old 20 March 2005, 13:43   #1
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Lightbulb Guess the company/game/etc. name meaning...

I've just watched a movie, where the main character guy lost his sense of tasting. This 'sickness' was named: "Agnosy", with "ag" being the word for negation, and "gnosis" meaning (in greek they said) "sense of tasting".
The first thing that springed in my mind, after that, was: "Psygnosis"!!!

So the secret behind this company name is the melange of words: "psychics" and "gnosis", right?



Are there any more so interesting, examples of company/game/etc. names that hide a "deeper" meaning, you know of?
If not why don't we try to play detective's and try to figure out some?
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Old 20 March 2005, 19:00   #2
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LOL
I didn't mean it THAT literally
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Old 20 March 2005, 19:57   #4
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Gnosis comes from a Greek word meaning 'to know' in the sense of 'to
be acquainted'.
Gnosis in a more specific religious sense refers to
the knowledge of God and the fullness of the true spiritual realms
through direct personal experience. Similar terms are jnana
(Sanskrit) and ma'rifat (Arabic).
A gnostic is someone who has had
such an experience or who has been initiated into a tradition which
provides access to such personal revelations.
Some quick soc.religion.gnosis FAQ.
Wasn't psygnosis named psylapse at first?
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Old 20 March 2005, 20:06   #5
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Great ... now we need a greek dude, to judge that... Where are thou keropi?

Could the french-doctor from that movie be wrong?... and, aren't all medical therms rather latin than greek?
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Old 20 March 2005, 21:00   #6
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and "gnosis" meaning (in greek they said) "sense of tasting".


I doubt he's wrong. Rather that the litteral translation of the word doesn't cover the broad/modern concept. IE agnostic has a modern meaning as an agnostic thinks it impossible to know the truth in matters (such as God).

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Old 20 March 2005, 23:05   #7
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The Psy stands for mind Gnosis is to know, so it's translated as 'to know the mind'
Psyclapse was a label of Psygnosis, I believe lapse is Latin in origin though, not Greek.
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