A Glossary/Index with Annotations and Etymology

For Urantia Book Terminology



Katro (cat' row). The head of the family with whom Melchizidek lived for more than 30 years. 93:3.5

Kenan (kee' nan). Great-grandson of Adam and Eve; grandson of Seth, Adam and Eve's first-born son in the second garden who, as a founding member of the Sethite priesthood, instituted the foreign missionary service to other tribes in the Mesopotamian area in approximately 35,000 B.C. 76:3.4

Kopet Dagh (koh' pet dahzh). A mountain range east of the southern end of the Caspian Sea within which a high Adamite civilization flourished for 7,000 years from the times of Adamson and Ratta. 77:5.10// 78: 1.3


Lanaforge (lan' ah forge). A primary Lanonandek Son who succeeded Lucifer as System Sovereign. 45:2.2

Lanonandek (la non' an deck). The third order of Local Universe Sons of God brought into existence by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit. The initial complement of twelve million Lanonandeks, after passing through the Melchizidek University, were divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary orders. Primary Lanonandeks often serve as System Sovereigns; secondary Lanonandeks often serve as Planetary Princes; tertiary Lanonandeks function in subordinate and assistant roles. 35:8.1

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the no-longer (lan) one (an) - like (on) expression (-dek), referring to the diverse and nonunity nature of Lanonandeks, in descending comparison to Vorondadeks" "-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)"

Laotta (lay aht' tah). A Nodite woman, head of the western Garden of Eden school, with whom Adam chose to mate after Eve had defaulted in their planetary mission (see Serapatatia). 75:5.2

Loyalatia (loy al ay' shah). The seraphim who warned a human seer not to worship the angels since they are simply fellow servants with the mortal races. 38:2.5

Lut (like nut). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Lut headed the guardians of health and life commission. 66:5.17

Lutentia (lew ten' chah). The rebellious and subsequently deposed System Sovereign of Palonia into whose position Michael was appointed as part of Michael's second bestowal experience, as a Lanonandek Son. 119:2.2


Machiventa (mack i ven' ta). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who incarnated on Urantia during the times of Abraham in approximately 2,000 B.C. Also referred to as the "Sage of Salem." (see Melchizedek). 93:0.1

Majeston (mah jes' tahn). The 50th Reflective Spirit; of divine Trinity origin, he was created by the Supreme Being in functional liaison with the Deity Absolute; chief of reflectivity in the Grand Universe with headquarters on Paradise. 17:2.1

Malavatia (mal ah vat ee ah). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was one of the authors of the Urantia Papers.

Etymology: the one who (M) acts as a messenger in Urantia's Judeo-Christian revelatory lineage (Mala) and who is a particularly poetic (vat) sooth-sayer (ia).

Mala=Malachi: masc. proper name, O.T. name of the last in order of the Twelve Prophets, from Heb. Mal'akhi, lit. "my messenger," from mal'akh "messenger," from Semitic base l-'-k (cf. Arabic la'aka "he sent").

vat= Vates: 1620s, "poet or bard," specifically "Celtic divinely inspired poet" (1728), from L. vates "sooth-sayer, prophet, seer," cognate with O.Ir. faith "poet," Welsh gwawd "poem," O.E. wod "mad, frenzied" (see wood (adj.)). Hence vaticination "oracular prediction" (c.1600).

sooth= adj. meaning true or real and as a noun meaning truth or reality.

Malvorian (mal vor' ee an). The first of the order of Graduate Guides and the being who greeted and acted as guide for the first mortal ascender, Grandfanda, when he reached the outer circuit of Havona. 24:6.6

Manotia man oh' shah). The name of a supreme seraphim of Nebadon, created by the Creative Spirit, who has ascended to the position of associate chief of seraphim on Urantia. The seraphim associated with a Melchizedek Son in the work of preparing Paper 39, "The Seraphic Hosts." 39:0.2

Manovandet (mah noh van' det). The first name of a Melchizedek Son who was once attached to the receivership of Urantia after the rebellion and who authored Paper 53, "The Lucifer Rebellion."

Mansant (man' sant). A great mortal teacher during the post-Planetary Prince age on Urantia who taught veneration of the "Great Light." Mansant now serves on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. 45:4.1

Mansonia (man sohn' ee-ah). The name given to each of the seven satellites which orbit world number one of the fifty-six worlds encircling Jerusem, the capital sphere of Satania. These seven satellites e.g. Mansonia number one, two, etc.) are the mansion worlds devoted to the transitional culture of ascending mortals. Also refers to the mansion world experience or career. 47:0.1

Mansurotia (man sue roh' shah). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania system government as first assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign; Mansurotia sits on the Jerusem executive council, the supreme advisory body of Satania. 45:3.3

Mantutia (man tue' shah). The first name of the Melchizedek Son who directed the twelve Nebadon personalities who authored those papers concerning the Local Universe and the history of Urantia. 56:10.23

Mardus (mar' dus). The leader of the Cynics of Rome who, in interactions with Jesus sometime during A.D. 22-23, learned about good and evil. 132:2.1

Mek (like deck). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff see Ang). Mek headed the planetary council on art and science. 66:5.22

Melchizedek (mel kizz' uh deck). The first of the four orders of descending sonship designated as Local Universe Sons of God, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit in collaboration with the Father Melchizedek in the early days of populating the local universe of Nebadon. The Father Melchizedek was created by the union of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit. These Sons, who number more than ten million in the local universe, are self-governing and are primarily devoted to education and experiential training. 35:0.1

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)"

midsonite (mid' son ite). Worlds on which the Melchizedeks have functioned as life carriers. 36:4.1

midsoniters (mid' son eye ters). The progeny of the union between a Melchizedek and a Material Daughter. 36:4.1

Midwayers (mid' way ers). Creatures who appear on most inhabited worlds, and always on life-experiment decimal worlds such as Urantia. They exist and function in the realm "midway" between human and angel and appear in two types, 1) primary midwayers, who, on Urantia, are produced by the members of the corporeal staff of the Planetary Prince; 2) secondary midwayers, who, on Urantia, were produced by the sixteen invisible children of Adamson and Ratta. Midwayers are the permanent inhabitants of a world until released for the ascendant experience during the times of light and life. 38:9.1

Monmatia (mahn may' shah). The universe name for Urantia's solar system which was formed over four billion years ago (see Angona). 57:5.1

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the mother (ma) place of (-tia) man (mon)"

monota (moh noh' tah). The living, nonspirit energy of Paradise. 42:2.18

morontia (moh rahn' chah). That phase of universe reality intervening and bridging the gulf between the material and spiritual realms of the universe. This realm of morontia progression and experience takes place in the local universe and ranges from the transition spheres orbiting Jerusem up through Salvington. Morontia refers to material, mindal, and spiritual realities, and to the soul. 48:0.1

Etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).

By Chris Halvorson: "that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)"

Note also: mor--Danish origin 1930's, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.

mota (moh' tah). The wisdom of the morontia level of reality. The mindal mechanism for the comprehension of cosmic meanings and the interrelationships of the universe. 48:7.1

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "[inherent] motion (Mota--the transcendent harmonization of science, philosophy, and religion--is innately dynamic, moving.)"




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