rev·e·nant, lea, Ee·sha

Posted in Feature on June 4, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

rev·e·nant

Revenant

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from present participle of revenir to return
Date: 1827
: one that returns after death or a long absence
- revenant adjective

lea

Ley Druid

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Variant(s): or ley
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English leye, from Old English lEah; akin to Old High German lOh thicket, Latin lucus grove, lux light
Date: before 12th century
1 : grassland, pasture
2 usually ley : arable land used temporarily for hay or grazing

Ee·sha

Commander Eesha

From Rei Nakazawa, Magic creative text writer:
Function: proper noun
Etymology: Character names sometimes take even more time to create than normal card names. The original "placeholder" name given to this character by Judgment author Will McDermott was "Killian." However, the naming team decided it was too based in real world culture, clashing too much with Kirtar and Teroh. "Eesha" was chosen for a few reasons: the "a" ending is generally feminine, reflecting this character's gender; the long "e" sounds in the name echo bird calls, and the name in general sounds softer than those of her two predecessors, hinting at her (somewhat) more reasonable personality.

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