Category: Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson (1949)
"I am bound to comment upon this, because this word was also transmitted to your contemporary favorites from the Babylonian epoch, but it was transmitted not like other words, that is, merely as empty words without sense, but just as one single particle of the consonance of a word then used.
"You must know that the learned beings then in Babylon, the members of the club of the Adherents-of-Legominism, were called by the other learned beings of that time who were well disposed towards them, as they also called themselves, by the name which your contemporary favorites would write as 'Orpheist'.
"This word is composed from two definite roots of words then in use, which in contemporary times would signify 'right' and 'essence'. If someone was called thus it meant that he 'rightly sensed the essence'. BTG XXX
Submitted on: Mon, 04-Jun-2007, 16:13