from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a fictional order of beings from the Star Wars universe who are gifted with heightened awareness of the Force.


Said to have been adapted by George Lucas from Japanese jidaigeki (meaning "period drama" motion pictures about samurai), or perhaps inspired by with the words Jed (King) and Jeddak (Emperor) in the Barsoom Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a series that Lucas considered adapting to film (Wiktionary)



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