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The Codex: E



"As the eldest son of the Earl of Dalton, I am precisely bound by the same sort of family rules you are."
Fitzwilliam P. Dalton III to Arabella Smith and Jack Sparrow[src]

A member of the British peerage ranking below a marquis and above a viscount.


"Commodore Norrington, my effects please! And my hat."
Jack Sparrow to James Norrington[src]

Goods or personal possessions. [1] Jack Sparrow commonly refered to his pistol, compass, hat, sword and coat as his effects.[1]


"It is pronounced 'e-gre-gious'."
Jack Sparrow to Giselle[src]

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion; Outrageously bad.


Abbreviation of East India Trading Company.


"This is a truly...remarkable...account, Captain Sparrow. I didn’t know it was even possible to kill a ghost. Or a ‘revenant,’ as you term them. I mean, they’re already dead, aren’t they? Doesn’t dispatching one require a...what’s the word...an exorcism?"
"Oh, no, Mr. Beckett. Haven’t you ever heard of the power of cold iron over eldritch things?
Cutler Beckett and Jack Sparrow[src]

Strange or unearthly; eerie.

Eleri ipin[]

"There is a prophecy—the man with no eyes. He's known as eleri ipin, which means 'witness of fate'. What he says comes true. He sees things happen before they happen. He's never wrong."
"I can do that too. If you don’t count women, weather, and other things that are hard to predict.
Angelica and Jack Sparrow[src]

Witness of fate. In Yoruba mythology, it is frequently known as Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom among the Irunmole and the divinity of destiny and prophecy.[2]


"And to what do I owe the pleasure of your carbuncle?"
"Davy Jones. He sent me as an emissary."
"Ah, he shanghaied you into service, then."
"I chose it.
Bootstrap Bill Turner and Jack Sparrow[src]

A person or agent sent on a special mission to represent the interests of someone else. Bootstrap Bill Turner was sent as an emissary when Jack Sparrow's debt with Davy Jones was due.

Eres malo! Malo como el demonio![]

"Sparrow! ¡Eres malo! ¡Malo como el demonio!"
―Angelica to Jack Sparrow[src]

This Spanish phrase means "You are bad! Bad as hell!" Angelica shouted these lines toJack Sparrow after he marooned her on Sola Fide Beach.


"The pirates who invaded this fort left Sparrow locked in his cell, ergo they are not his allies."
James Norrington to Will Turner[src]

A Latin word meaning "therefore".


Jack Sparrow escaping the Royal Navy.

"There's only one hour until daylight, Jack. One hour to escape the hangman's noose."
"Escape? My favorite two syllable word. You have a plan?"
"Always. Just follow my lead, eh?
Edward Teague and Jack Sparrow in the Turkish prison[src] (PS2 version)

To free oneself. To avoid, elude, or get away from any unpleasant person or thing. To avoid capture; to get away with something to avoid punishment. Jack Sparrow was known to escape a great deal of dangers.


"My lords! Lads, chaps, masters, esquires and gentlemen of fortune! I present to you such loveliness as to make you weep."

An unofficial title of respect. George Swift was sometimes called G.W. Swift, Esquire. The Letters of Marque that King George II gave to Hector Barbossa were addressed "To Captain Hector Barbossa, Esq."

Et cetera[]

"So, good luck getting back up there. May the fates be with you, et cetera, et cetera....""
Jack Sparrow to Renegade Robbie[src]

A Latin expression that is used in English to mean "and other similar things", or "and so forth". Translated literally from Latin, et means 'and', while cētera means 'the rest'; thus the expression means 'and the rest (of such things)'.


"Or, perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you've already found a girl, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a eunuch, are you?"
Jack Sparrow to William Turner[src]

A castrated man; slang for an ineffectual or unmasculine man. [3] Jack Sparrow commonly referred to William Turner as such.[1][2]


"Oh, you now. A chance to show the worth of your prayers. Pray he be delivered from... evil?"
Blackbeard to Philip Swift[src]

Evil is profound immorality. In certain religious contexts evil has been described as a supernatural force. Definitions of evil vary, as does the analysis of its root motives and causes. However, elements that are commonly associated with evil involve unbalanced behavior involving expediency, selfishness, ignorance, or neglect.


"Not more requisition orders?"
"No, sir. Execution.
Governor Weatherby Swann and the EITC clerk[src]

The carrying out of a sentence of death on a condemned person.


"I'll volunteer to stand executioner, Cap’n Teague. There's nothing I'd like more than to make each of those devils a hemp cravat. Shooting's too good for the likes of scum like that."
Hector Barbossa to Edward Teague[src]

An executioner was an official who carried out a sentence of death on a condemned person. Port Royal and Saint Martin had executioners during the Age of Piracy.


"This is a truly...remarkable...account, Captain Sparrow. I didn’t know it was even possible to kill a ghost. Or a ‘revenant,’ as you term them. I mean, they’re already dead, aren’t they? Doesn’t dispatching one require a...what’s the word...an exorcism?"
Cutler Beckett to Jack Sparrow[src]

The practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area they are believed to have possessed.

Explosive Rounds[]

These are special cannon rounds in Pirates of the Caribbean Online. They cause a massive explosion on impact.


Ragetti wears an eyepatch.

"Remind me of the other option?"
"A bullet in your eye."
"Scrum, go find me an eye patch.
Jack Sparrow and Pig Kelly[src] (2013 screenplay)

A small patch that is worn in front of one eye. It is used to cover a lost or injured eye.

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