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The word "Esuna"[edit source]

Can't find anything about it in Wikitionary nor in any language I know of. (which isn't saying much. :D) Is this an original word? I'd like to use it myself but if it's copyrighted or not in any language I'll back off.--Guest

I'm pretty sure Esuna doesn't mean anything. The suffix -na is used for spells that remove status, and Esuna removes all statuses. So, my best guess is that Esu- refers to status effects, since the Japanese for status effects is すてーたすいじょう (sutētasuijou). Not sure where the E comes from, but it's a good a guess as any. And the word Esuna is probably not copyrighted by Square Enix; it's just a word, so you can use it as you wish (well, unless you plan on publishing a novel or something; you might have to get consent then). ScatheMote 02:54, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
I was thinking of naming a fictional planet or a kingdom after it.--Guest
Well, if you aren't selling the work, then it's fine. If you are, well, I'm not sure about that. You can always email Square Enix if you want some information about that. They're surprising efficient answering emails. ScatheMote 03:11, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
What is there EMail page? I searched there site but to no avail. I would like to use t for an MMORPG I had in mind to work on, but if I cannot due to legalisation, I would probably just use it for something else, like a personal project or something.--Guest
Here's a support page. I believe there is live chat there. You'll need a Square Enix account though to access it. ScatheMote 00:19, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
FFT Zilean Funeral.png In Pursuit (talk), 06:18, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Again I find the answer in this JP FF Wiki: [1]. It writes that Esuna is sort of an acronym that combines the words 「永久」(Eeikyuu / eternal), 「ステータス」(Sutetasu / status) and 「治す」(Naosu / cure). In FF2 status ailments are categorized into 2 groups, 1 that doesn't recover over time or after the battle and the other does. Esuna cures the ailments of the former group and Basuna works on the 2nd category. Ba of Basuna stands for "Battle".

I don't really think any of that matters when its the best curative magic of all timeEssence of Chaos 07:52, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

bad name[edit source]

Esuna may refer to an ability that removes multiple statuses or an ability that removes one status. You can see why this is a bad page name because its name does not make its contents less ambiguous. JBed (talk) 23:48, August 17, 2014 (UTC)

I don't really see why a disambig is needed for an old Poisona name. If anything, a hatnote thing at the top of the page should cover that.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 23:50, August 17, 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it needs to be a disambig either. It would need some very specific tag otherwise.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 01:48, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
Choosing a tag shouldn't effect the decision of disambiguating, however awkward the tag will have to be. Using an alternate name is one way, like "Esuna (Heal)", another is just "Esuna (Cure Status)". Well, Poisona is also curing status but it's specific status removal, a tag for Poisona would be "Esuna (Cure Poison)". JBed (talk) 02:02, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
Those sound just more confusing to me. If the idea is to make it clearer and easier that doesn't really look to me better than if it was on the Esuna page that in FF Origins Poisona was called Esuna.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 02:39, August 18, 2014 (UTC)
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