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Started with a K, I think. And it might have had a U in it. That's the best I can remember, and wouldn't know where to look it up.

 

I might even be getting mixed up and thinking of a placeholder name for the Avohkii, for all I know.

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There is definitely no placeholder name for the Avohkii in the Official Guide, and I'm fairly certain there isn't one at all. I think it was for the Ignika.

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That name choice is pretty interesting IMO since it's pretty clearly derived from Latin (corusco can mean "I flash, glitter"). You never really think of Latin names showing up during pre-Umbra, but evidently TLG was taking some classical inspiration even in the early years (the only other example I know of is Ignalu from ignis "fire" and nalu, which is Hawaiian for "wave"). The form coruscant "they flash, glitter" is supposedly where Coruscant from Star Wars got its name as well (although apparently the word "coruscant" has made its way into English independently of the planet).

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That name choice is pretty interesting IMO since it's pretty clearly derived from Latin (corusco can mean "I flash, glitter"). You never really think of Latin names showing up during pre-Umbra, but evidently TLG was taking some classical inspiration even in the early years (the only other example I know of is Ignalu from ignis "fire" and nalu, which is Hawaiian for "wave"). The form coruscant "they flash, glitter" is supposedly where Coruscant from Star Wars got its name as well (although apparently the word "coruscant" has made its way into English independently of the planet).

There was also at least one Latin name in the Mata Nui Online Game: Pelagia, a Ga-Matoran shipwright. The word pelagia means "of the sea" or "seafaring". Of course, the Mata Nui Online Game had Matoran names derived from languages all over the world. Other characters with names from classical languages included the Ga-Matoran Nireta (a Greek name meaning "from the sea") and the Le-Matoran Boreas (the name of the north wind in Greek and Roman mythology).

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