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Greek meaning

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Greek translation is removed completely
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Hi guys, I open this discussion because I'm doubting the integrity of Sema is a greek word meaning Constellation. Because when I searched for it, what I got is that it is a greek name for girls which has a meaning Divine Omen like shown here. I think this makes sense because the chapter where it came out Chapter 274 was titled "Bad Omen" which is a pun of the spell name because Jellal lost in the end. I've asked Chaos about it here and he agreed with my opinion. So, I would like to hear opinions from all of you about this. Should we changed it or it has two different meaning?? Thanks. Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig17:28,12/8/2012

It does mean constellation in Turkish ( ._.) <<< Rora*** 17:33, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

I've searched and in turkish all I could find is that it means "Sky" or "Heaven" and some sort..
Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig17:43,12/8/2012
Now l think of it, it doesn't literally mean constellation, a bit free translation.., so you're right ( ._.) l support the change
<<< Rora*** 17:50, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

Reli was the one who put that there... We should hear from him why he did so, before anything. Santa GrayHerme 阿部 19:01,12/9/2012

I am part-Greek, and Sema (or Sima) means sign. It also means message. It was used for messages on tombs in ancient Greece. I do not know what Reli found, but this is what I know as a Greek. FairyRavenMest19:07,12/9/2012

When this spell debuted in the manga, some translators called it "Constellation" instead of "Sema", but once Chaos got his hands on the raw and changed it, someone came up saying that Sema meant constellation in Greek. We thought that it made sense and after a brief discussion we decided to keep it in the page. If Sema means sign in Greek, then we'll change it to that. RelikzBickslow Doll3Talk 21:57, December 9, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm.. It is sign, is it like the zodiac sign?? it is too vague and I can't quite relate it with his magic or anything about stars.. Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig22:22,12/9/2012

I think it's turkish for sky and heaven makes a lot more sense. Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig22:25,12/9/2012
AOD says that it is Constellation in Turkish and I trust him since he lives around there. RelikzBickslow Doll3Talk 22:40, December 9, 2012 (UTC)
Did u mean User:AuroraOfDeath?? Cuz, above he changed his mind after saying that... Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig22:43,12/9/2012
Fine >_> RelikzBickslow Doll3Talk 22:48, December 9, 2012 (UTC)

wooahh.. we really went of a tangent here.. My first proposal was that it is greek for Divine Omen instead of Constellation. How did we come to Turkish for Sky?? I really doubt Mashima would go as far as to used Turkish word.. and it being a pun for the chap. title Bad Omen makes sense, right?? Dragon-Tribal-Tattoo-6TalktoDdraig22:57,12/9/2012

Sema meaning "Divine Omen" doesn't make sense at all, since "Bad Omen" refers to Carla's premonition. Santa GrayHerme 阿部 17:38,12/10/2012

That's it. I'm just going to remove it completely. RelikzBickslow Doll3Talk 22:38, December 10, 2012 (UTC)

My volumes have the bad habit of giving translations for almost everything in the series. Maybe in a distant future we get to know what's Sema. Santa GrayHerme 阿部 23:13,12/10/2012

The Name

Is the name for this spell either True Heavenly Body Magic:Sema or just Sema? Or are the both names acceptable? Judging by the Japanese name, I think the former is correct but, still, what do you guys think?
DispellingJellal chibiMage 15:49, July 5, 2015 (UTC)

That's probably just a qualififier to make it sound more awesome, just like Urano Metria was called the Ultimate Magic of the Stars. I'd leave it out of the name. NoNickNeeded (talk) 15:56, July 5, 2015 (UTC)
Probably, yeah. I'm not certain, though.DispellingJellal chibiMage 16:13, July 5, 2015 (UTC)
Or Dragon Slayer's Secret Act or w/e that line translates into Miskos3 Message 16:27, July 5, 2015 (UTC)
Understood. Thanks for the quick reply guys.DispellingJellal chibiMage 16:31, July 5, 2015 (UTC)
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