na·cre, jo·kul·haups, La·qua·tus

Posted in Feature on April 5, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast


Nacre Talisman

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian naccara drum, nacre, from Arabic naqqArah drum
Date: 1718
: mother-of-pearl
- na·cre·ous adjective



Function: noun
Etymology: Icelandic jökulhlaup
: a flood created when a body of water held by a glacial dam breaks through the confining walls


Ambassador Laquatus

From Rei Nakazawa, Magic creative text writer:
Function: proper noun
Etymology: This sly, sinister character's name is a fusion of two pieces: aqua, which means water, and loquacious, which means "talkative." Since Laquatus is an underwater being who uses a lot of talk to get what he wants, this name describes him quite well.

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