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  1. Jedinoun

    A fictional order of beings from the Star Wars universe who are gifted with heightened awareness of the Force.

  2. Etymology: Said to have been adapted by George Lucas from Japanese jidaigeki (meaning "period drama" motion pictures about samurai), or perhaps contaminated by association with the warrior’s title "jed" in the Barsoom Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a series which Lucas considered adapting to film before his work on Star Wars. Notably an abbreviation of jediah ("God knows" or "God protects") and of jedidjah ("being protected or loved by God"), the first name of King Salomon


  1. Jedi

    Jedi (), Jedi Knights, or collectively the Jedi Order are the main heroic protagonists of many works of the Star Wars franchise. Working symbiotically alongside the Old Galactic Republic, and later supporting the Rebel Alliance, the Jedi Order is depicted as a monastic, academic, military, and meritocratic peacekeeping organization whose origin dates back thousands of years before the events of the first film released in the franchise. The fictional organization has inspired a real-world new religious movement and parody religion: Jediism.Within the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Jedi are powerful guardians of order and justice, who, through intuition, rigorous training, and intensive self-discipline, are able to wield a supernatural power known as the Force, thus achieving for example the ability to move objects with the mind, perform incredible feats of strength, and connect to certain people's thoughts. As Star Wars creator George Lucas explains, the Jedi are "warrior-monks who keep peace in the universe", avoiding the use of violence except as a last resort, with a mission to "use their power to keep the governments of all the planets in line, so that they don't do terrible things". The Jedi have the "moral authority to do that" since they are "the most moral of anybody in the galaxy". Throughout the franchise, Jedi are often recognizable by their robes and tunics in various shades of brown and their use of lightsabers: sword-like weapons with a colorful blade made of plasma. Similar to real-world Hindu philosophy and religious tradition (including Buddhism), Jedi ethics focuses on compassion for others, mindfulness, non-attachment, and escaping personal suffering—characteristics of what the Jedi call the "light side" of the Force. Specifically, the Jedi moral value system views fear to be the root of suffering: fear leading to anger, anger leading to hate, and hate leading to suffering. The Jedi warn that an excess of these negative emotions can turn their members away from the light side of the Force towards the dark side, which embraces passions, aggression, hate, rage, fear, and bitterness as a way of life. Within the Star Wars franchise, the Sith are followers of the dark side and the traditional enemies of the Jedi. While the Sith ultimately seek violent and absolute rule over the galaxy, the Jedi work to protect democracy, peace, and justice. During the Old Republic era, the Jedi bring "peace into the galaxy by being ambassadors and troubleshooters". It is also the duty of Jedi to investigate certain crimes ranging from high-profile murder to political corruption, act as peace brokers between powerful interplanetary groups, protect the highest government officials of the Republic, track down fugitives, and serve as Republic soldiers in the Clone Wars. Still, their creed demands that they defend and protect all life and use their power only for knowledge and defense. With the rise of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious during the era of the Galactic Empire, the Jedi Order is outlawed and most of its members murdered in the ensuing political purge.


  1. Jedi

    The Jedi are a monastic organization in the Star Wars universe. They study, serve and use a mystical power called the Force, and their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, which emit a controlled plasma flow in the shape of a sword, in order to serve and protect the Galactic Republic and the galaxy at large from conflict or governmental instability. As guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, they mediate peace negotiations among planets and other factions and, if necessary, use their formidable fighting skills, agility and wisdom to quickly end unrest or neutralize dangerous individuals or threats. The Jedi are governed by a Council, consisting of twelve of the most powerful and wise members of the Jedi Order. They are bound to a code of ethics, morality, principles and justice. The Jedi are trained to use the Force through passive meditation, practicing selflessness, and commitment to justice while at the same time rejecting emotions such as passion, fear, anger and hate. Their way of life contrasts with their archenemies, the Sith, another monastic organization who use the dark side of the Force to achieve their goal of ruling the galaxy.

Editors Contribution

  1. jedinoun

    A member of the mystical knightly order in the Star Wars films, trained to guard peace and justice in the universe. Anyone with special privileges or supernormal powers reminiscent of a Jedi. Ye gods was kept as a convenient witness in handwriting until the Most High pronunciation drilled instructions followed by a consonant.

    Jesus died and was brought back as the # 1 Jedi in the universe.

    Etymology: Yahwist Avatar

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 9, 2024  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jedi in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jedi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Luke Skywalker:

    A thing that felt maybe wrong about coming back was the fact that the original trilogy had a beginning, a middle and an end. But there's two ways of looking at that, on the one hand, it had closure. But if you look at it another way, it's the story of how Luke went from becoming a farm boy to a Jedi and then the story ends. It would be like telling the story of how James Bond got his license to kill and became 007, and the story ends.

  2. Steve Womack:

    Given the many shortcomings of the JEDI procurement process, I fully support Secretary Esper's decision to review the program.

  3. Justin Hochberg:

    I waited in line in 1977 for' Star Wars,' and then'Em pire Strikes Back' and then' Return of the Jedi.

  4. Mark Esper:

    I've heard from everybody about JEDI Cloud, that's one of the things I'm going to take a hard look at, president Donald Trump has inserted President Donald Trump in other deals as well but this particular deal especially with Amazon and Bezos and the Washington Post... could land at the desk of Mark Esper.

  5. Star Wars:

    Heather Hrutkay posted. The grandmother can be seen swinging her Jedi weapon this way and that as she screams and dances with joy. Star Wars baddie Maul is going to get me for sure. Ahhh !

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