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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #150 on: July 21, 2007, 12:16:33 AM »

Bless Up ke/ Ras Nicro

@Ras Nicro

The I is correct.  However there are a few interpretations to Isider when speaking of the terms Ras and Negus.  Here are a few more.

Ones may see the phrase 'Neguse Negest' written 'Nigus Nagast', 'Negus Negast', etc. The 'gn' sound is pronounced as the Spanish ń ('ny'), not as in English 'magnolia'. The 'q' sound is like a hard 'k' pronounced as far back in the throat as possible.

The word Nigus (sometimes transliterated 'Negus', but pronounced 'nih-goose') means 'king', 'emperor'. Hence also the phrases, Negusa Negest ze Itiopia, meaning "Emperor of Ethiopia", and YeNegustit Nigus meaning 'King of Kings' (see Revelation 19:16). ... YeIsrael Nigus = King of Israel, Yetsion Nigus = King of Zion.

Negusa Negest ze Ethiopia=Emperor of Ethiopia


Negus =King


Negeste-Negestate=Empress (in her own right)

Even the rank of king — Negus  — which was a title often assumed by leaders of Ethiopian states, ultimately became something which had to be sanctioned by the Emperor...

Not to be confused with:ne·gus (nē'g s)
n.
A beverage of wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg.

negus
Drink made from port or sherry with spices, sugar, and hot water.

The noun negus has one meaning:
Meaning #1: wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg

“Ras” in Amharic is the title given to Ethiopian royalties

Le’ul Ras Prince of the blood, but recently with connotations of governorship, or military/regional leadership. Recently given to princes more distant from the Monarch


Ras =Head; in some senses a Field Marshal. Traditionally often equivalent to the rank of Duke


Ethiopian Military Titles
Ras
General (or, when the Emperor is in the field, Lt.-General


Noted historian of Ethiopian Imperial matters, and a direct descendant of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shoa, His Highness Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, highlighted some of the ambiguity regarding ancient and modern uses of some of the titles: “Le’ul Ras is the equivalent of a Royal Duke, whereas a Ras is a Duke. Every Le’ul Ras and Le’ul, as well as a Meridazmatch is a Mesfin, and is thus [likely to be] entitled to the distinction of His Highness or His Imperial Highness (HH or HIH).”4

“Ras is the highest title which can be bestowed upon someone who is not of Royal birth (ie: Ras Mesfin Sileshi, etc.). Indeed, it is the equivalent of a Duke in the civilian hierarchy and Field Marshal in military terms.

Both Le’ul Ras Kassa Hailu and Le’ul Ras Seyoum Mengesha were officially appointed Field Marshals in 1934.”5 During the Zemene Mesafint, Tigré was ruled by a Ras; Amhara by a Dejazmatch. Like feudal lords in medićval Europe, these ranks held massive authority. Even by the early 19th Century, for example, Begémder was still ruled by a powerful Ras; Gojjam by a Dejazmatch. And, at this time, the early 19th Century, the Emperor himself, still resident in Gondar, had little real authority over the regional rulers.

Emperor Haile Selassie I, who, although he was descended directly from the Solomonic line, was not directly descended from Emperor Menelik’s branch. Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnen in 1892. His father, Ras Makonnen, was Governor and Ras of Harar, a close friend of his cousin, Emperor Menelik ii, and a key figure in the Shoa Amhara nobility. As the son of a noble, Tafari was born with the honorific Lij . Because of his later functions and power, he was accorded the title Ras, and as Ras Tafari became Regent of Ethiopia and, in 1928, Negus of Ethiopia, before becoming Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.


Ras Tafari Mekonnen(name of HIM Haile Selassie I)
Ras = head (compare Hebrew rosh, Arabic ra's). Tafari = he who inspires awe'. Mekonnen = 'the angel'. The name Rastafari became applied to the followers of Haile Selassie, the Rastafarians.

There's a lot more...Maybe the others will add to it..

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee





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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #151 on: August 15, 2007, 03:29:54 AM »

ites!

for I and I
Ras=king
Tafari=His name!

bless up brethren!
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #152 on: August 15, 2007, 03:25:55 PM »

Bless Up Trodding_Mirat

So nice to see the I on the boards.  Is all well?  How is the summer on the farm working out?  Enjoy the rest of the summer..

Nuff Love

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #153 on: August 15, 2007, 06:53:03 PM »

I have been reading the holy Piby and was wondering do any Ras participate in the period of concord?
blessings.
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #154 on: September 27, 2007, 02:50:51 AM »

Bless Up Family

During InI's recovery InI noticed that many new to Rasta have a lot of questions that are answered right here in this thread.  InI realize that since Ras Chucky have not been around the Rasta School thread has fallen into archive pages.  However, InI also noticed that there are currently a few young bloods who are quite capable of resurrecting this thread as many newbies will find most of their 'simple' and not so simple answers here. 

For instance InI noticed Bredren Ke and Rootsridge to name a couple, have the ability to assist Ras Matthew when possible and even start new topics of interest where we can all ADD information on the topics in Reasoning without flooding the boards with the same question or long answers.  InI will be happy to assist any interested so please use the Rasta School and enhance your searching for Divine knowledge.

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #155 on: September 27, 2007, 07:19:59 PM »

InI would be honored to teach!!
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #156 on: September 30, 2007, 07:45:18 PM »


GREETINGS FAR I

ONE CAN TRACE H.I.M LINEAGE FROM ADAM TO DAVID TO SOLOMON TO YESUS TO H.I.M EMPEROR HAILE SELASIE USING THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND THE KEBRA NEGAST...START FROM GENESIS AND ONE WILL SEE...

HAILE SELASSIE I IS THE ALMIGHTY
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #157 on: October 01, 2007, 05:44:08 PM »

Iman (along with KE) would be honoured yes!:D

thanks queen:D

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #158 on: October 07, 2007, 05:05:55 PM »

Hi family

Sorry InI have not been on much lately.  Busy busy.

Thank you all for keeping this thread alive!  So much new information and reasonings.

InI will be around more soon, to contribute more to the thread here.

Jah guide and protect


~Matt
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #159 on: October 08, 2007, 12:19:26 AM »

Feeling embarrassed coming to a new schoolplace/group for the first time.   But, this is a school I have been looking for.   I have wanted for a very long time to find out about the Rastafari way of life.    Would you mind if I begin my learning here?  I will probably ask some very stupid questions but I just have this feeling that I MUST know more about Rasta.


Please and thank you.

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #160 on: October 08, 2007, 05:03:24 PM »

@worldjustis

It is silly to say that u will ask stupid questions!!

just ask away, if your new then you should'nt be embarrassed about asking anyone anything!!

just fire away and seek the truth. As on RASTA NICKS messgae it says 'every journey begins with a step' (or something similar soz if its wrong nick)

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #161 on: October 08, 2007, 07:55:19 PM »

is there any of the I that would like to ask any questions?
because InI am not sure how to start this off.
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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #162 on: October 12, 2007, 09:07:26 PM »

Yes, ke, why do you refer to everyone and self as "I" please?  It is a bit confusing when I am reading posts to figure out to whom everyone is referring. . . . . . . . . ??????


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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #163 on: October 13, 2007, 12:58:46 PM »

YES Bless


right to put it simply

when you say.. i think my favourite band is:
Changes to . . .I think I favourite band is.

so I sometimes replaces me/my.
seen??

hwoever if someone is talking about someone else, some rasta say,

THE I

which means YOU

and Iman is another way of saying me, :D

understand??????????

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Re: RASTA SCHOOL
« Reply #164 on: October 13, 2007, 06:00:12 PM »

ye bro,
the I= you,he
InI=me and Jah(meaning Jah is within everyone)

the I doesn't have to use these words to be a Ras
just some do and some don't
 does that clear things up for the I ?
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