The Meaning of Revan's Name

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The Overmaster
Does anyone know what it means? I looked online and this was the best meaning i found.

rev·e·nant ( P ) Pronunciation Key (rv-nnt)
One that returns after a lengthy absence.
One who returns after death.


Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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revenant was Word of the Day on August 9, 2002.

Source: Word of the Day


adj 1: of or relating to or typical of a revenant; "revenant shrieks and groans" 2: coming back; "a revenant ghost" n 1: a person who returns after a lengthy absence 2: someone who has returned from the dead

The Overmaster

The Overmaster
This topic is prolly not important, but Revan's name was one of two Darth names whose meaning eluded me. However, it seems as if i finally found its meaning.

Now, all that remains is Rivan...

Tangible God
It's unclear if the KOTOR creators knew that Revanchism meant:

"Revanchism (from French revanche, "revenge"wink is a term used since the 1870s to describe political campaigns to reverse territorial losses incurred by a country during previous wars and strifes, sometimes quite distant in time. Revanchism draws strength from desires to regain national esteem, local geo-political dominance, or economic advantages by subduing a foe. Extreme revanchist ideologues often represent a pro-war stance, suggesting that the losses can be reclaimed only through a new war. Revanchism is intextricably linked with irredentism, the conception that a part of the cultural and ethnic nation remains "unredeemed" outside the borders of its appropriate nation-state."

What is known in Star Wars though, is that neither the names Malak or Revan actually mean anything. They aren't pseudonyms like Sidious or Vader are. They're just names like Bill or Frank.

Darth Traya
Ironically enough, Malak means "angel" in Arabic...

And "Whistles with no tongue" in Cherokee.

lol, funny. Too bad Malak doesn't have a tongue...OH HAHAHAH!!!

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