row·en, pa·ta·gi·um, Can·ti·vore

Posted in Feature on January 18, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

rowen, patagium, Cantivore



From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
1 : a second-growth crop
Etymology: Middle English rowein, from (assumed) Old North French rewain; akin to Old French regaïn aftermath, from re- + gaïn aftermath, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German weida pasture, weidanOn to hunt for food
Date: 15th century


Patagia Golem

From Merriam-Webster Online:
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural pa·ta·gia
1 : the fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels)
2 : the fold of skin in front of the main segments of a bird's wing
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, gold edging on a tunic
Date: 1826



From Rei Nakazawa, Magic creative text writer:
Function: noun
Etymology: Like the atogs, the Odyssey lhurgoyfs were named with their abilities in mind. For example, Cantivore was derived from the word incantation, which has a very strong magical feel to it. Thus, a Cantivore derives power from magical energy, which is one way to describe what enchantments would be in the "real" world. Along the same lines, Magnivore takes its root from magnify, which describes what happens to emotions in red, and so on.

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