Morning Glories Challenge ♔ [1/3] pairings⇢
That guy?!! He is such an asshole. (…) And he’s always picking on me. I hate him so much.
The name Isaac is derived from the Hebrew “יִצְחָק”, meaning he laughs. This is because when God (in the form of three men) visited Abraham and told him that his barren wife, Sarah, would have a son the next time He came to see them, Sarah overheard this conversation and laughed to herself, thinking it impossible. When she did, indeed, give birth to Isaac, she saw fit to give him the name as a joke. Isaac was one of the original patriarchs of Biblical Israel, best known for being progenitor to Esau and Jacob, and for being asked for as a sacrifice to God by God himself to test Abraham’s faith. (Genesis 18, 21, & 22)
Jade is a type of green semi-precious stone most well-known for its significance in Asian cultures, but in Spain, jade stone – or piedra de la ijada, literally “stone of the colic” – was believed to cure colic in infants. Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, propagated the belief that it was associated with honesty, purity, and bravery, and during the time of the Han dynasty, emperors were buried in suits of jade because it was believed to be vivifying, giving eternal life.
Zoe first appeared in Hellenized Jewish Biblical texts as a Greek translation of Eve, the first woman, who, along with Adam, the first man, was famously deceived by a serpent into eating an apple that enabled her to see clearly the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, which she had previously been blind to. It came into popular use during the Byzantine Empire.
Depending on the kanji used, the Japanese name Hisao can mean “long, old story,” “longevity,” “hero,” and “genuine man.” By the same token, the name Jun (not pictured) has many possible meanings, including “conformist,” “one who obeys,” “genuine/pure,” “falcon,” and “truth.”
In Ancient Irish, the name Cathasach was known for meaning “vigilant” and “brave.” It was expanded into the surname Ó Cathasach, which simply meant “descendant of Cathasach.” At some point, various Irish septs in Cork and Dublin began to write and pronounce it as Cáthasaigh, later Anglicized and shortened to Casey. It was first popularized in the modern world with the story of Casey Jones, a 19th-century locomotive engineer who sacrificed his own life in order to save the lives of those on board his train.
Hunter first made an appearance in ancient Scotland in the kingdom of Daldaria, derived from the Latin venator and used to signify those in the kingdom who hunted, or were involved in the chase. During the Great Migration, many Scottish settled along the northern edge of the United States, but during the American War of Independence, some of these families took refuge further north in Canada, as they were still loyal to the United Empire. In the 14th and 15th centuries, when coat of arms became popular, the crest for the Hunter family bore the motto “Cursum perficio,” or I accomplish the race.
Some say that the name Vanessa is derived from the ancient Greek Phanessa, a being who was said to be a small deity in some sub-group of Grecians; she was supposedly the goddess of brotherhood. The more likely origin of the name, however, can be found in noted author Jonathan Swift, who invented the name “Vanessa” as we know it by combining the first and given name of a dear friend of his, Esther Vanhomrigh (whom he already fondly called “Essa”), for a poem he wrote called “Cadenus and Vanessa” in 1726 – three years after Vanhomrigh died. Since then, Vanessa was adopted as a genus of butterfly by Danish zoologist and entomologist Johan Christian Fabricius. The Vanessa genus contains the species of Red Admiral, Kamehameha, and several sub-genuses of painted ladies, among others.
Irina is a Slavic name that comes from the Ancient Greek εἰρήνη, commonly known as Irene, meaning peace (from the Greek goddess Eirene, who personified this). It notably belonged to the first empress of the Byzantine Empire in the 8th century who later had her son killed when being regent to him did not please her.
Guillaume is the French variant of the English William, which in turn is a variant of the Germanic Wilhelm, a combination of the words “will” and “helm.” It has been widely translated, aside from its literal meaning, as vehement protector.
Ian, in the Scottish Gaelic world, is a form of the English John. It is an Anglicization of Iain and Éoin. In the Bible, the name יוֹחָנָן meant “graced by Yahweh” (Yahweh being the Hebrew name for God), and belonged to such personages as John the Baptist (who baptized Jesus Christ) and the apostle John, purported author of the Gospel of John. Interestingly, Salome, mother of John the apostle, was the one who famously asked for the head of John the Baptist when her dancing ingratiated her to one favor from King Herod.
The meaning of Akiko, much like the name Hisao, can also be construed in a variety of ways depending on the kanji used. The character for ko almost always means “child,” so Akiko can mean “autumn child,” “bright child,” “sparkling child,” or “superior child,” or “hope.”
Fortunato is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese take on the Latin Fortunatus, root of the word “fortune.” Fortunatus himself is the hero of a noted German text of the same name first published in 1509, the moral of which was that the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom should take precedence over all earthly desires. The name Fortunato was also taken by several early martyred saints.
so i’ve catched up and i’m back in the game and i don’t understand shit(does\has anyone ever) but i’m loving it
"the suffering can’t be that bad,” i said. “they are just trying to scare us,” i said.
"are you having a heart attack, do i need to call an ambulance," my french film professor said when i read the morning glories #35 after class ended