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The vexor's name.

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Lessilera Andrard
ICE is Coming to EVE
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2017-05-04 19:18:34 UTC
Hello

I'm actually writing a little thing on were the ships name comes from and I have a problem with the vexor. Usually gallente ships uses greek and babylonian mythology for its name, but the vexor is an exception, and I wasn't able to find the origin of its name. The only two things that comes in my mind are either a form of vexo (latin word for "to torment"/"to mistreat"), or vexor which is an continuous integration tool for python (a tool to merge work from different developers).

So... Does anyone have an idea of the solution ? With a dev source maybe ?
Joey Bags
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#2 - 2017-05-04 19:30:27 UTC
I can see how that would be vexing. Big smile
In all fairness the naming conventions are not universal across the 4 races. The vexor is an obvious attempt to say this ship torments it's opponents. That's my take on it at least.

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Scialt
Universal Sanitation Corporation
#3 - 2017-05-04 19:34:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Scialt
Lessilera Andrard wrote:
Hello

I'm actually writing a little thing on were the ships name comes from and I have a problem with the vexor. Usually gallente ships uses greek and babylonian mythology for its name, but the vexor is an exception, and I wasn't able to find the origin of its name. The only two things that comes in my mind are either a form of vexo (latin word for "to torment"/"to mistreat"), or vexor which is an continuous integration tool for python (a tool to merge work from different developers).

So... Does anyone have an idea of the solution ? With a dev source maybe ?


No source... but the latin route is "to annoy" or "to harass".

Here's an old thread about it.

https://oldforums.eveonline.com/?a=topic&threadID=1354868

** edit **

I tend to agree that some of the Gallente ships are slight bastardization of regular words.

So Vexor is a ship that vexes or harasses opponents.
A Dominix is a ship that dominates opponents.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#4 - 2017-05-04 19:41:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Pix Severus
Scialt wrote:
I tend to agree that some of the Gallente ships are slight bastardization of regular words.

So Vexor is a ship that vexes or harasses opponents.
A Dominix is a ship that dominates opponents.


Due to the degeneracy of your average Gallentean, its more likely to be thus:

Vexor = Sexor
Dominix = Dominatrix

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Gimme Sake
State War Academy
Caldari State
#5 - 2017-05-04 19:44:47 UTC
It comes from the ancient etruscan vexarius, which was a device that allowed braided hair to dry faster.

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Lessilera Andrard
ICE is Coming to EVE
Goonswarm Federation
#6 - 2017-05-04 20:09:53 UTC
Thank you for the old forum post (I didn't thought to look in the old one). I retake the list here (and amend it).

Gallente

Velator ??? => velo/velare/velavi/velatum latin verb for "to veil" ?
Atron ???
Imicus ??? => Immisceo => to interfere / to mix
Incursus Term: "dash, collision" ? => incursus latin noun for attack w/ a notion of movement.
Maulus ??? => malus latin noun for cunning/malevolent ?
Navitas ??? => Navitas accusative plural form of navita which means "sailor"
Tristan Cornish hero and one of the Knights of the Round Table??
Comet Obvious?

Enyo Diety; Greek
Ishkur Diety; Babylonian
Helios Diety; Greek
Nemesis Diety; Greek
Keres Diety; Greek
Ares Diety; Greek
Taranis Diety; Celtic

Catalyst Obvious?
Eris Diety; Greek

Celestis Diety; Greek
Exequror ??? => *I've a problem here, I've found it in late latin usage in catholic documents, it looks like a synonym of "executor" but with a holy value.
Thorax Greek term
Vexor ???

Deimos Diety; Greek
Ishtar Diety; Babylonian
Phobos Diety; Greek
Oneiros Diety; Greek
Arazu Diety; Babylonian
Lachesis Diety; Greek
Proteus Diety; Greek

Brutix ??? => Brutus ?
Myrmidon Greek; myth
Astarte Diety; Greek
Eos Diety; Greek

Dominix ??? => dominus ?
Megathron ???
Hyperion Diety; Greek
Sin Diety; Mesopatamian
Kronos Diety; Greek

Iteron ???
Occator Diety; Roman
Viator ???
Obelisk Obvious?
Anshar Diety; Akkadian

Thanatos Diety; Greek
Nyx Diety; Greek
Moros Diety; Greek
Erebus Diety; Greek

Zephyr Diety; Greek
Adrestia Diety; Greek
Utu Diety; Summerian
Opux ???

Hobgoblin Myth
Hammerhead Obvious?
Ogre Myth
Firbolg Myth; Irish
Cyclops Diety; Greek


Minmatar

Reaper ???
Breacher ???
Burst ???
Probe ???
Rifter ???
Slasher ???
Vigil ???
Firetail ???

Jaguar Predator
Wolf Predator
Cheetah Predator
Hound Predator
Hyena Predator
Claw ???
Stilleto Blade

Thrasher ???
Sabre Blade

Bellicose Term; aggressive, hostile.
Rupture ???
Scythe Blade
Stabber Blade

Muninn Norse mythology
Vagabond Traveler
Broadsword Blade
Scimitar Blade
Huginn Norse mythology
Rapier Blade
Loki Norse mythology

Cyclone Storm
Hurricane Storm
Claymore Blade
Sleipnir Norse mythology

Tempest Storm
Typhoon Storm
Maelstrom Storm
Panther Predator
Vargur Norse mythology

Wreathe ???
Hoarder ???
Mammoth Extinct Mammal
Mastodon Extinct Mammal
Prowler ???
Fenrir Norse mythology
Nomad Traveler

Nidhoggur Norse mythology
Hel Norse mythology
Naglfar Norse mythology
Ragnarok Norse mythology

Mimir Norse mythology
Freki Norse mythology

Warrior ???
Valkyrie Norse mythology
Berserker Norse mythology
Einherji Norse mythology
Tyrfing Norse mythology; blade


Amarr

Impairor Mean person
Crucifier Religious term/mean person
Executioner Mean person
Inquisitor Religious term/mean person
Magnate Important person
Punisher Mean person
Tormentor Mean person
Slicer Mean person

Retribution Mean term
Vengeance Mean term
Anathema Religious term
Purifier Religious term/mean person
Sentinel Guard
Crusader Religious term
Malediction Mean term

Coercer Mean person
Heretic Religious term

Arbitrator Mean person
Augoror ???
Maller ???
Omen Religious term

Sacrilege Religious term
Zealot Religious term
Devoter Religious term
Guardian Guard
Curse Religious term
Pilgrim Religious term
Legion Religious term

Prophecy Religious term
Harbinger Religious term
Absolution Religious term
Damnation Religious term

Apocalypse Religious term
Armageddon Religious term
Abaddon Religious term
Redeemer Religious term
Paladin Religious term

Bestower ???
Sigil ???
Impel ???
Prorator ???
Providence Religious term
Ark Religious term

Archon Important person
Aeon latin "life"
Revelation Religious term
Avatar ???

Acolyte Religious term
Infiltrator Mean person
Praetor Important person
Templar Religious term
Malleus ???

I'll edit the post as soon as i find explanations.

PS : thanks to scialt for the link and Siramar Thi for the original work
Eli Apol
Definitely a nullsec alt
#7 - 2017-05-05 02:34:55 UTC
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Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#8 - 2017-05-05 03:59:27 UTC
Scialt wrote:
Lessilera Andrard wrote:
Hello

I'm actually writing a little thing on were the ships name comes from and I have a problem with the vexor. Usually gallente ships uses greek and babylonian mythology for its name, but the vexor is an exception, and I wasn't able to find the origin of its name. The only two things that comes in my mind are either a form of vexo (latin word for "to torment"/"to mistreat"), or vexor which is an continuous integration tool for python (a tool to merge work from different developers).

So... Does anyone have an idea of the solution ? With a dev source maybe ?


No source... but the latin route is "to annoy" or "to harass".

Here's an old thread about it.

https://oldforums.eveonline.com/?a=topic&threadID=1354868

** edit **

I tend to agree that some of the Gallente ships are slight bastardization of regular words.

So Vexor is a ship that vexes or harasses opponents.
A Dominix is a ship that dominates opponents.


Drones swarming all over you can get really vexing really fast.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#9 - 2017-05-05 04:16:48 UTC
Megathron - big + some sort of ancient european word for throne. i'd translate to "highest ruler"
Brutix - heavy (old meaning), brutal (current), both fit.
Iteron - there used to be iteron 1 to 5. Hull version iterates.

Breacher - breaches. You will need duct tape.
Thrasher - describes both what's gonna happen to the enemy and how your ship looks like before the engagement even starts.
Rupture - duct tape ain't gonna help here.

Wreathe - some sort of angry mystic creature
Hoarder - collector
Prowler - prevails.. Survivor?

Bestower - some sort of an enchanter or gift giver
Avatar - living image
Jacques d'Orleans
#10 - 2017-05-05 04:33:06 UTC
Lessilera Andrard wrote:
Hello

I'm actually writing a little thing on were the ships name comes from and I have a problem with the vexor. Usually gallente ships uses greek and babylonian mythology for its name, but the vexor is an exception, and I wasn't able to find the origin of its name. The only two things that comes in my mind are either a form of vexo (latin word for "to torment"/"to mistreat"), or vexor which is an continuous integration tool for python (a tool to merge work from different developers).

So... Does anyone have an idea of the solution ? With a dev source maybe ?


Latin: vexor; first-person singular present passive indicative of vexo.
English: to vex

Jacques d'Orleans
#11 - 2017-05-05 05:11:53 UTC
Lessilera Andrard wrote:
Thank you for the old forum post (I didn't thought to look in the old one). I retake the list here (and amend it).

Iteron ???


Iteron: created by a wrong translation, from the greek word "pteron" in Dantes Divine Comedy, by Giovanni Boccaccio
in his book: Expositions on Dante's Comedy, 1373.
Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2017-05-05 23:40:40 UTC
OP, I had similar questions a while back and did some searching. I was trying to figure out what Earth plants and creatures exist in New Eden, for super-nerd fanfic purposes. Here's a list of ship and items names and where they come from. Your list matches mine, pretty much.
Some notes:
-I see now that Velator is not on the list. At the time I think I found something like Latin, 'traveling merchant.'
-Right, Tristan is Sir Tristan from the King Arthur stories and Tristan und Isolde.
-Thrasher is actually a bird, in the bug-hunting shrike family.

If you post the same question over in EVE Fiction, you might get some more thorough responses from us resident otaku types.

Verlyn
SoE Roughriders
Electus Matari
#13 - 2017-05-05 23:58:27 UTC
This thread vexxes me.
Gneeznow
Ship spinners inc
#14 - 2017-05-06 01:33:35 UTC
I gave both my daughters Gallente middle names (Eos, Ishtar) if I have a son next I'm calling him stabber.
Jacques d'Orleans
#15 - 2017-05-06 05:25:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Jacques d'Orleans
Telegram Sam wrote:
OP, I had similar questions a while back and did some searching. I was trying to figure out what Earth plants and creatures exist in New Eden, for super-nerd fanfic purposes. Here's a list of ship and items names and where they come from. Your list matches mine, pretty much.
Some notes:
-I see now that Velator is not on the list. At the time I think I found something like Latin, 'traveling merchant.'
-Right, Tristan is Sir Tristan from the King Arthur stories and Tristan und Isolde.
-Thrasher is actually a bird, in the bug-hunting shrike family.

If you post the same question over in EVE Fiction, you might get some more thorough responses from us resident otaku types.



Tristan is derived from the Celtic word drest or drust. Wagners "Tristan and Isolde" was inspired by the book "Tristan and Iseult"
written by Gottfried von Stra├čburg circa 1210, which was inspired by the novel "Tristan" written by Thomas d'Angleterre around 1180.