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23 April 2004 @ 08:46 pm
Is Uma Thurman's name a play on the Urim and Thummin?
Current Mood: pattern recognition
Douglaschiaspod on April 24th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Nope. She's named after a Hindu goddess.
Kburgunder on April 24th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
Interesting, that. Uma is a Hindu goddess of light, and Urim comes from the Hebrew for "light" or "to give light", so while it's an interesting coincidence, it's a coincidence rich with conspiracy, yea! ;)
Vulturevulture23 on April 24th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
Sanskrit is, IIRC, a major root language... as in, close to some theoretical progenitor language for most european/near eastern languages...
RocketGirl: Iriaeonen on April 24th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
'Uma', in Japanese, means 'horse'. I kinna didn't think her name was a play on that, but I never knew any other 'uma's from other languages until now...