A Glossary/Index with Annotations and Etymology

For Urantia Book Terminology



Rantowac (ran' toh wahk). A wise man of the red race who was the first human being on Urantia to reach the third psychic circle and receive a personal guardian seraphim. 113:2.2

Rantulia (ran too' lee ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. 41:2.1

Ratta (rat' tah). A pure-line descendent of the Caligastia's corporeal staff who married Adamson, the first-born son of Adam and Eve, during the times of the second garden in approximately 33,000 B.C. Together they had a family of sixty-seven children and were grandparents to the secondary order of midwayers. 77:5.1

Etymology: The one whose reasoned need for a special ratio (Rat) was, thankfully (ta), realized.  Ratta had calculated/reasoned to not have children unless she could find another pure Nodite. The special ratio and rations of her genetics with Adamson's genetics produced the secondary midwayers.

ratio: 1630s, "reason, rationale," from L. ratio "reckoning, calculation, business affair, procedure," also "reason," from rat-, pp. stem of reri "to reckon, calculate," also "think" (see reason). Mathematical sense is attested from 1660."

rational: late 14c., "pertaining to reason;" mid-15c., "endowed with reason," from L. rationalis "of or belonging to reason, reasonable," from ratio (gen. rationis) "reckoning, calculation, reason"

ta: A slang word for "Thanks." The word is a result of the heavy Danish influence on the English language. Most people do not realize that the English language roots are really Danish or Jutland. Equipped with this knowledge this word is easy to decipher.

The Danish word for Thanks is tak. In Scotland and upper England it was common to drop the k at the end because of the way words were pronounced during the time of old English and Middle English. Hence the slang word "Ta" which should actually be pronounced "TA-k" but over time became "Ta" is really Tak meaning "Thanks"

Rodan (roh dan'). A Greek philosopher from Alexandria whose discussions with Nathaniel and Thomas led him to become a committed believer in and teacher of the gospel of the kingdom. 160:0.1


Sadib (say' dib). A tertiary Lanonandek Son who serves in the Satania system government as second assistant Sovereign to Lanaforge, the System Sovereign. 45:3.4

Sagittarius: See Research on Astronomy and Physics.

Salsatia (sal say' shah). One of the higher spirit orders in the family of the Infinite Spirit, Salsatia serves as the Nebadon Census Director with headquarters on Salvington and registers the existence marked by birth and death) of all will creatures in the local universe (see Usatia). 37:8.4

Salvington (sal' ving ton). The headquarters sphere of the local universe of Nebadon, personal home of the Creator Son, Michael, and the Creative Spirit (see Nebadon; Orvonton). 32:2.3

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the saved-kind town (The local universe capital is where ascending mortals are spiritualized. That which can be spiritized is that which can be "saved" eternally.)" "-ing = noun-forming suffix meaning "a person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin"" "ton < O.E., tun = town"

Sandmatia (sand may' shah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. 41:2.1

Sangik (san' gik). The Badonite family, descended from Andon and Fonta, in which the ancestors of the six colored races of Urantia were born in approximately 498,000 B.C. 64:6.1

sanobim (san' oh bim). The lowest order of angels, created by the Creative Mother Spirit, who serve in functional union with cherubim as routine spirit workers and aids of the seraphic ministers. 38:7.1

Sansa (san' sah). The daughter of Adam and Laotta, stepsister of Cain son of Eve and Cano), who was raised by Adam and Eve after Laotta died in childbirth. Sansa later married Sargan. 76:0.2

Sanselon (san' se lahn). A local universe neighbor of Nebadon. 32:2.12

Sargan (sahr' gan). Chief of the northern blue races and husband of Sansa. 76:0.2

Satania (sah tane' ee ah). The administrative system of approximately 1,000 inhabitable planets to which Urantia belongs; one of the 10,000 such systems in Nebadon. Jerusem is the capital sphere of the Satania (see Orvonton). 32:2.9

Etymology: The original, archetypal (S) place of adversity (satan) that turns the impersonal into the personal (-ia, instead of –tia).

By Chris Halvorson: "the place of (-ia) adversity (satan), that maintains its personal character (Satan = lit., the Adversary < satan = Heb., adversary)"

Sato (say' toh). An Andite of direct descent from Adamson and Ratta who, in approximately 10,000 B.C., led a group of his people from Mesopotamia to Greece. In settling there, these Andites became the progenitors of the Greek peoples. 80:7.3

seconaphim (se cahn' a fim). The ministering angels of the superuniverses; children of the Reflective Spirits assigned to the headquarters of each of the superuniverses. Due to their origin, these angels evidence reflectivity as an inherent part of their natures, and in so doing confirm the reality of the universal presence of the infinite mind of the Conjoint Actor. The seconaphim are also retentive personalities, acting as the living records of everything of true spiritual value in their domains. 28:3.1

secoraphic (se coh raff' ick). Of or pertaining to the seconaphim and their activities (see seconaphim). 28:3.1

segregata (seg ree gay' tah). Pure energy at the pregravity response stage of cosmic force. 11:8.5

Serapatatia (sair ah pah tay' shah). The Nodite leader descended from Caligastia's defaulted corporeal staff) manipulated by Caligastia to entrap Eve into the default of the Adamic mission by mating with Cano (see Cano; Laotta). 75:2.1

Etymology: It’s “Que sera sera” (Sera) regarding fatherhood (pat) when you are near (at) him (S/ia).  Paternity= mid-15c., "condition of being a father," from M.Fr. paternité (12c.), from L.L. paternitatem (nom. paternitas) "fatherly care, fatherhood," from L. paternus "of a father," from pater (see father). Originally in the ecclesiastical sense; literal sense first recorded 1580s.

Seraphington (seh raff' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the home world of the vast hosts of beings created by the Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit as well as the destiny sphere of all the orders of angelic hosts. 13:1.19

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the seraph-kind town (the angel-kind town)" "-ing = noun-forming suffix meaning "a person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin"" "ton < O.E., tun = town"

servital (sur' veh tal). An order of central universe Havona) creatures, of origin in the collaboration of the Seven Master Spirits and the Seven Supreme Power Directors, whose service ministry to ascendent mortals in the superuniverses qualifies them for translation into Graduate Guides beings who greet and guide ascendent creatures through the Havona experiential regime). Also known as Havona Servitals. 25:1.1

Seth (seth). The eldest son of Adam and Eve born in the second garden, Seth founded the Sethite priesthood whose ministry included religion, education, and health. 76:3.4

Shabattum (shah batt' um). The seventh day of the week. Its origin as a day of honor began with the Adamites, and during later times in Mesopotamia its observance became heavy-laden with taboos and rituals. 95:1.2

Singlangton (sing lang' ton). A great leader and teacher of the yellow race who was the first of the yellow men to teach the worship of "One Truth." Singlangton also serves currently on the Urantia Advisory Council as one of the four and twenty counselors. 64:6.14

Solitarington (sahl i tair' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. Solitarington is the home of a host of beings of origin in the conjoint action of the Universal Father and the Infinite Spirit, as well as the home sphere of the Solitary Messengers and other superangelic orders. 13:1.15

Solonia (soh lone' ee ah). The chief of the fifth order of angels, the planetary helpers, who was on duty during the time of Adam and Eve and who proclaimed Eve's default of the divine plan and requested the return of the Melchizedek receivers to Urantia. Solonia, also known as the "voice in the Garden," was responsible for Papers 73-76. 51:3.5

Etymology: The one who (S) plays the sage (solon) in life (-ia).

By Chris Halvorson: "the sage (solon) one (-ia)"

Sonarington (so nar' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. It is the personal receiving world of the Eternal Son and Paradise headquarters of the accredited and approved ascending and descending Sons of God. 13:1.7

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the "Son agent"-kind town (-ar suffix means "an agent of")" "-ing = noun-forming suffix meaning "a person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin"" "ton < O.E., tun = town"

Sonta-an (sahn' tah an). The name Fonta used for Andon meaning "loved by mother." 63:0.3

Sonta-en (sahn' tah en). The name Andon used for Fonta meaning "loved by father." 63:0.3

Sontad (sahn' tad). The first of 19 children born to Andon and Fonta. Assisted by his eldest sister, he assumed leadership of the family clan when his parents died. 63:3.1

Sortoria (sohr toh' ree ah). A neighboring local system in the constellation of Norlatiadek. 41:2.1

Spiritington (spir-it' ing ton). One of the seven sacred life spheres of the Father which orbit the innermost circuit around Paradise. This is the Paradise home of those high beings exclusively representative of the Infinite Spirit. 13:1.9

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the Spirit-kind town" "-ing = noun-forming suffix meaning "a person or thing of a (specified) kind or origin"" "ton < O.E., tun = town"

spironga (spy wron' gah). A spirit offspring of the Bright and Morning Star Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek, these dual origin beings are a stationary order who are natives of and spirit helpers in the local universe. 30:1.6

Splandon (splan' dahn). The name of the major sector of the superuniverse of Orvonton to which our local universe, Nebadon, belongs. Its capital sphere is called Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). 15:7.9

Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the level (splan-) upland (don) (The major sector level is where all of the local differences are "leveled out" prior to the spiritual preparatory schools at the superuniverse level.)" "splan- < esplan- < L., explanare = to level" "don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland"

spornagia (spor nay' gee ah). An animal order of creatures responsible for the care and cultivation of the landscapes of the headquarters worlds in the local universe. They are the only creatures to experience actual reincarnation. 46:7.2

Sudna (suhd' nah). A Havona Servital on record as having been embraced by the Father and translated to the status of Graduate Guide (see servital). 24:7.4

superaphic (sue per aff' ick). Of or pertaining to the beings and activities of the highest order of central universe ministering spirits, the supernaphim. 26:2.1

supernaphim (sue per' nah fim). The highest order of central universe ministering spirits. Created in three orders, primary offspring of the Conjoint Actor, secondary of origin in the Seven Master Spirits, and tertiary of origin in the Seven Spirits of the Circuits, these beings minister on Paradise and in Havona. 26:2.1

susatia (sue say' shah). Dual-origin and stationary offspring of the Creator Son and the Creative Spirit, these beings are the permanent citizens of Salvington, assist in its administration, and are associated with the ascendant citizens of the local universe. 30:1.7




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