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sophlogimo 12-13-2012 07:34 AM

What is an Atrox in Caitian?
 
We all know the wonderful Atrox class carriers that the Caitians built... but what is an Atrox after which this ship class was named? Any fancy ideas?


Judging from other Caitian names we know of, it is not a more or less modern era Caitian personal name.

Considering that the whole word does not sound all that Caitian, I would put my bets on a mythological figure of some kind, much like Greek or Roman mythological figures don't sound very much like any modern language (not even modern Greek).

The nature of the ship is such that it is very large, and uses "Stalker" fighters. So maybe "Atrox" was a god of the hunt?

astantis 12-13-2012 07:40 AM

It's a latin word which means terrible, cruel. In my country we study latin language :eek:

sophlogimo 12-13-2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by astantis (Post 7068941)
It's a latin word which means terrible, cruel. In my country we study latin language :eek:

Yes, it is, but obviously the Caitians are not into Latin with their ship names, are they. :)

daisydoc 12-13-2012 09:00 AM

think it translates into "Space Brick" in kitty language or "clumping things in a litterbox"

lincolninspace 12-13-2012 09:30 AM

I believe it is "Can haz cheezburger plz" in ancient lolcatian :D

dabelgrave 12-13-2012 09:36 AM

Panthera atrox is the extinct American Lion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_lion

sophlogimo 12-14-2012 03:13 AM

Hm, what if the name "Atrox" actually is Latin?

We know that the original Caitan carriers were modified by Starfleet to get additional Sci ship benefits like subsystem targetting. If the Atrox carriers are a new class, they could very well have been named after the Latin adjective...

crashdragon 12-14-2012 07:12 AM

If you look at it from certain angle, you see what it means.

( I'd tell ya, but GM's are lurking. >=3 )

jamesburtchell 12-14-2012 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by lincolninspace (Post 7071761)
I believe it is "Can haz cheezburger plz" in ancient lolcatian :D

Hmmm good name xD

rdm1958 12-14-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by dabelgrave (Post 7071831)
Panthera atrox is the extinct American Lion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_lion

Exactly....give this man a cigar.


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