Lexicon: Fifth Dawn Edition

Posted in Arcana on June 2, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

The goal of The Lexicon is to teach players the meanings of some of the more obscure words we use in card names. While many of the offbeat names (like "Tyrranax") are simply made up, we often dig around dictionaries for real little-used and archaic words for inspiration. Check out these Lexicon entries drawn from Fifth Dawn cards.

Loxodon Anchorite
an·cho·rite
noun
  1. A person who has retired into seclusion for religious reasons.

Synod Centurion
cen·tu·ri·on
noun
  1. The commander of a century in the Roman army.

Viridian Joiner
join·er
noun
  1. A person who likes to join groups.
  2. A cabinetmaker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood.

Opaline Bracers
o·pal·ine
adjective
  1. Of, pertaining to, or like, opal in appearance; having changeable colors like those of the opal.

Vedalken Orrery
or·re·ry
noun
  1. [So named in honor of the Earl of Orrery.] An apparatus which illustrates, by the revolution of balls moved by wheelwork, the relative size, periodic motions, positions, orbits, etc., of bodies in the solar system.
Source: dictionary.com

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