A Glossary/Index with Annotations and Etymology
For Urantia Book Terminology
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Tabamantia (tab ah man' chah). An agondonter finaliter who survived the experience of the first rebellion ever in the universes of time and space. Tabamantia currently serves as chief of universe directors responsible for the periodic inspection of all life-modification worlds in the local universe of Nebadon. 49:5.5
Etymological notes: (Tab) probably comes from the root of "tabulation."
mantic (adj.): 1850, from Gk. mantikos "prophetic, oracular, of or for a soothsayer," from mantis "prophet," lit. "one touched by divine madness" (see mantis). Related: Mantical (1580s).
manta: very large ray (also called devilfish), 1760, from Sp. manta "blanket" (which is attested in English from 1748 in this sense, specifically in reference to a type of wrap or cloak worn by Spaniards), from L.L. mantum "cloak," back formation from L. mantellum "cloak" (see mantle (n.)). The ray so called "for being broad and long like a quilt" [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, "A Voyage to South America"].
Intriguing associations can be made with both mantic and manta. The "divine madness" could be related to experimental worlds. And the blanketing of the manta could relate to the way Tabamantia covers (is responsible) for an specific realm of worlds.
Teherma (teh her' mah). A Persian businessman in Amathus in early A.D. 27 who, despite Simon Peter's fumbled attempts to present the gospel teachings, responded to Jesus and entered the kingdom. 141:6.1
Tenskwatawa (tens kwah' tah wah). A teacher of the Shawnee Indian Nation who in the early 1800's accurately predicted the eclipse of the sun, thereby contributing to the evolutionary process of replacing shamanic conjuring with science. 90:2.9
tertiaphim (tur' she ah fim). The second order of angelic ministering spirits of the superuniverses who are children of the Infinite Spirit. Tertiaphim function as the staff of the Creator Son until the Bright and Morning Star is personalized. These high angels act as liaison ministers between the Creator Son and the Ancients of Days. 28:1.1
Tiglath (tig' lath). The young man whom Jesus picked to accompany and assist him during his six-week sojourn on Mount Hermon in A.D. 25 when he completed psychic circle mastery, the full realization of his divine nature, the settlement of the Lucifer Rebellion, and his attainment of sovereignty over the local universe. 134:8.1
trait determiners The Chromosome Count Report explains this often misunderstood statement about trait determiners. This term is only used once: "There are also seven architectural types of life design, fundamental arrangements of the reproducing configurations of living matter. The Orvonton life patterns are configured as twelve inheritance carriers. The differing orders of will creatures are configured as 12, 24, 48, 96, 192, 384, and 768. On Urantia there are forty-eight units of pattern control -- trait determiners -- in the sex cells of human reproduction." 36:2.4
tranosta (trah nohs' tah). The transcendental energy system operating from the upper level of Paradise in connection with absonite peoples. 42:2.17
triata (try ah' tah). The energy-matter systems of Havona, which are threefold in organization and are responsive to linear gravity. 11:8.7
triodity (try odd' i tee). Any of several triune relationships on the level of the existential absolutes, not including the Father, which are directly involved in the cosmic appearance of the experiential Deities Supreme, Ultimate, and Absolute). 104:5.1
Tut (like but). One of the 100 corporeal members of Caligastia's staff (see Ang). Tut headed the governors of advanced tribal relations. 66:5.21
Ultimata (uhl tee may' tah). Energy systems disclosing response to Paradise absolute gravity, but not to linear gravity. 11:8.6
ultimaton (uhl' tim ah tahn). An energy particle which is the primary unit of material existence, 100 of which combine to form a single electron. Ultimatons are not responsive to linear gravity, but are subject to Paradise gravity. 42:3.3
Umajor (you may' jor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Splandon, the major sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Umajor the fifth (see Orvonton). 15:7.9
Uminor (you my' nor). The architectural sphere which is the capital of Ensa, the minor sector of our superuniverse of Orvonton to which Nebadon belongs. Full name is Uminor the third (see Orvonton). 15:7.8
Univitatia (you nih vih tay' shah). A residential order of nonreproducing beings, created by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit, who constitute the permanent population of and minister to the constellation headquarters worlds. 37:9.4
Urantia (you ran' chah). The name by which our world planet is known in the universes (see Orvonton). 0:0.1
Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)" "-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)" "U.B.: "-tia" is indicative of impersonal, while "-ia" is more personal"
Usatia (you say' shah). The chief of all Census Directors in Orvonton. Census Directors are high beings created by the Infinite Spirit . They register the existence birth and death) of all will creatures in the universe of universes (see Salsatia). 24:2.5
Uversa (you vur' sah). The architectural and headquarters world of the seventh superuniverse, Orvonton, of which our local universe, Nebadon, is a part. Those members of the Urantia revelatory commission who were superuniverse personalities came from Uversa (see Orvonton). 0:0.5
Etymology: By Chris Halvorson: "the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of triune pattern ("U" is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21 equals 7 times 3. Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and Rversa. The "U" notation is also used in "Umajor the fifth" and "Uminor the third".)" "versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled "Versa")" "Verse:
masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.); also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant); feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub) Versa is the nondirectional aspect of "a turning", that is, the hub; while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.
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