Iaz, Az, Aziya, Azy Russian [ya] means "I," [Az] is Church Slavonic for "I."

Asia in Russian is [Aziya]. Throughout this section Bely will rely upon this "z" sound, which in spite of the English spelling is also present in our word, Asia.

Cabbala Also Cabala, Kabbala from Hebrew word for "received tradition." Jewish mysticism specifically the esoteric theosophy that crystallized in 13th-century Spain and Provence, France, around Sefer ha-zohar (The Book of Splendor), referred to as the Zohar, written between 1280 and 1286 by the Spanish Cabalist Moses de Len (1250-1305). Concerned with esoteric knowledge about the nature of the divine world and its hidden connections with the world of creation., but attributed to the 2d-century rabbi Simeon bar Yohai. The Zohar depicts the Godhead as a dynamic flow of force composed of numerous aspects. Above and beyond all human contemplation is God as he is in himself, the unknowable, immutable En Sof (Infinite). Other aspects or attributes, knowable through God's relation to the created world, emanate ( see Emanation ) from En Sof in a configuration of ten sefirot (realms or planes), through which the divine power further radiates to create the cosmos. Zoharic theosophy concentrates on the nature and interaction of the ten sefirot as symbols of the inner life and processes of the Godhead. Because the sefirot are also archetypes for everything in the world of creation, an understanding of their workings can illuminate the inner workings of the cosmos and of history. The Zohar thereby provides a cosmic-symbolic interpretation of Judaism and of the history of Israel in which the Torah and commandments, as well as Israel's life in exile, become symbols for events and processes in the inner life of God. Thus interpreted, the proper observance of the commandments assumes a cosmic significance. Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia (1995)

Nazareya is the Russian for Nazareth and contains in itself the Russian words for "at dawn" [na zare].

All-Asia; Paradise is -- Pant-Asia; Paradise is -- Phantasia; The progression here depends upon Bely's addition of a the sound "t" to the Greek prefix "pan" meaning "all." I have also used "ph" instead of the more traditional English "f." Greek "Fantasia" is related to "fantos" "to appear."

Nazarites. from Hebrew "nazir, f. nazar" "to separate or consecrate oneself, to refrain from anything." OED X, 263.

Cherub is the singular of Cherubim. This is the second order of angels. Cherubim can be used collectively as "the guard," but since there is simply one holding an ax I have used "Cherub."

Eden From Hebrew eden, "pleasure, delight."