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Harahap's yacht's name
Post by Pjahn   » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:07 pm

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I am working my way through Shadow of Victory and am puzzled by the name of Harahap's ship. He gave it a Macedonian name that apparently has some significance to him which is written in Cyrillic. I think the choice of name may shed some light on his character but I have no idea what the name means nor did a Macedonian colleague of mine.

Can anyone on the forum shed any light on this?
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Re: Harahap's yacht's name
Post by JohnRoth   » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:49 pm

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Pjahn wrote:I am working my way through Shadow of Victory and am puzzled by the name of Harahap's ship. He gave it a Macedonian name that apparently has some significance to him which is written in Cyrillic. I think the choice of name may shed some light on his character but I have no idea what the name means nor did a Macedonian colleague of mine.

Can anyone on the forum shed any light on this?


What would it sound like if you heard it and didn't know Macedonean?

Back when I thought it was Greek, it kind of sounded like "faker." At least to me.
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Re: Harahap's yacht's name
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:53 am

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Pjahn wrote:I am working my way through Shadow of Victory and am puzzled by the name of Harahap's ship. He gave it a Macedonian name that apparently has some significance to him which is written in Cyrillic. I think the choice of name may shed some light on his character but I have no idea what the name means nor did a Macedonian colleague of mine.

Can anyone on the forum shed any light on this?


It means "Firebrand". I found a webpage that had translations of "firebrand" in many languages and Macedonian was included. BTW, the word is in Russian as well; there it means "torch".
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Re: Harahap's yacht's name
Post by dulsin   » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:15 pm

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Got to love a secret agent that keeps using the same code name over and over even after a busted operation.

It this guy James Bond? Lets leave a trail of bread crumbs for any blind intelligence analyst to follow with his seeing eye dog.
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