Any idea what Caedus means???

Discussion in 'Literature' started by THX2112, Jul 17, 2009.

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  1. THX2112 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 17, 2009
    This has probably been discussed, but I'm new to the forum and have been curious about this for some time. Does anyone know how the winner of the contest came to pick the name Caedus and if the name itself stands for anything significant? For instance, it's my understanding that Vader means "father" in Dutch. Does Caedus have a similar origin? Thanks in advance!!!
  2. CaptainYossarian Force Ghost

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    Mar 30, 2003
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    Have a look here for an explanation:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Caedus#Sith_Name
  3. CaptainPeabody Force Ghost

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    Basically, caedo, caedere, cecidi, casurus is a Latin verb meaning "to kill/to cut/to sacrifice." Caedes is a Latin noun meaning "slaughter/murder." Cado, cadere, cecidi, casus is a Latin verb meaning "to fall." The first too are closely related, and its highly likely the name came from either/both of these. The third is more of a general, coincidental similarity, but it fits in well with the others anyway.

    It's actually a really cool name, with a very Sith-y meaning ("to sacrifice"...brrr) and a very cool sound to it as well. All in all, it's one of my favorite "Darth" names we've gotten so far.
    Now if only the actual character had lived up to it...

    Although Caedus does also rather resemble cedo, cedere, cessi, cessurus, a Latin verb meaning "to yield/withdraw." So maybe he does live up to his name, after all. :p
  4. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    What Peabody said. ;)

    If I recall correctly, I think the "official" (so, non-etymological) meaning according to the original Darth Who contest was something like "a battle of darkness". Clearly that has no real world basis, but I assume it might be their "what it means in Sithese" meaning or something.

    But, Sithese aside, it has some very nice real world derivations too.
  5. MasterKenobi1138 Jedi Knight

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    May 24, 2008
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    He did live up to it... in that Jacen's character was "sacrificed" for the sake of bringing forward yet another Skywalker gone "EEVVIILLL!":p

    I remember the Wookieepedia page lists the name as meaning either "a battle of darkness" or "to cut" or "to sacrifice." Frankly, I prefer the first translation, since it matches up with Jacen's Knight Templar style and his obsession with bringing about eternal peace and justice to the galaxy by crushing all those ignorant evildoers.
  6. THX2112 Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks to all for the feedback!!!
  7. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    What would really be interesting, is to know WTH it means in-universe.

    Movie Sith names were pretty obvious. Caedus...isn't...
  8. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
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    SW has a sacred respect for latin things. So when that ridiculous Name the Darth contest went out, I knew it would be a latin name but kept quiet about it. And once again... was right.
  9. DarthIktomi Jedi Master

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    Yeah, but not always. Andeddu is a pseudo-Japanese way of saying "undead". (It's really andeddo, if we want to use proper katakana, but still.)

    Mine means "spider" because, let's face it, that sums up the Sith in a nutshell.
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