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The Codex: O



"And last we saw of ol' Bill Turner, he was sinking to the crushing, black oblivion of Davy Jones' Locker."

The state of being completely forgotten.


"I love this song. Really bad eggs. When I get the Pearl back, I'm gonna teach it to the whole crew, and we'll sing it all the time."
"And you'll be positively the most fearsome pirates in the Spanish Main!"
"Not just the Spanish Main, love. The entire ocean, the entire world.
Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann[src]

One of the five large bodies of water separating the continents. Water belonging to an ocean. The some of the main oceans include the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Old Hob[]

See Hob.

Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms[]

The old moon in the new moon's arms.

"The old moon in the new moon's arms. First of the summer. Perfect for a mermaid hunt."
"How so?"
"Mating season.
Angelica and Jack Sparrow[src]

The Old Moon in the New Moon's arms is an astronomical phenomenon most common during our Moon's waxing crescent phase. The dark ("Old") area of the Moon, its surface softly illuminated, appears to be cradled by the bright ("New") crescent of the Moon. Astronomically what is occurring is that light from the Sun is reflecting off the surface of the Earth and back out to illuminate the surface of the "night side" of the Moon, while direct sunlight illuminates the brighter crescent. This phenomenon was written about as early as the 16th century by the great Leonardo da Vinci. This event occurred particularly on the night that the battle at Whitecap Bay took place.

Old World[]

The parts of the world (Europe, Asia and Africa), known to Europeans, Asians and Africans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus in distinction to the New World which was discovered by the Europeans later.


"Right. Best be started."
Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow[src]

Olé, a Spanish word for "Hooray!". It can also be an expression of excitement, encouragement or approval.


"No. You're all liars."
"No. Jones is merely cruel. I am perhaps guilty of the sin of omission, for which I apologize.
Weatherby Swann and Cutler Beckett[src] (deleted scene)

Someone or something that has been left out or excluded. The action of excluding or leaving out someone or something. Cutler Beckett admitted to Weatherby Swann that he was guilty of omission when Ian Mercer discovered that Elizabeth Swann was still alive.

On a silver platter[]

"You square things with Jones on my behalf, assure me of my freedom, and in exchange...I will lead you to Shipwreck Cove and deliver up all the Pirate Lords on a silver platter."
Jack Sparrow and Cutler Beckett[src]

Without exertion; effortlessly.

On Stranger Tides[]

"Years pass...a new crew of pirates be at on the horizon, taking ports across the world by storm. And at the helm, Captain Jack Sparrow. Ha ha ha ha ha ha...So if ye be willin' to sign on for this unchancy cruise, muster yer courage. Smart now! All hands ready to set sail...on stranger tides."
Hector Barbossa[src] (featurette)

The title of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Also a novel by author Tim Powers.

On the account[]

"The Code calls for us all to respect our fellows on the account, and I was abiding by it."
Hector Barbossa[src]

"On the account" was pirate slang for piracy.

Ordinary seaman[]

A seaman with between one and two years' experience at sea, who showed enough seamanship to be so rated by their captain.


"I am a well-known smuggler on the Seven Seas—I have liaisons and connections everywhere from the Orient to the Outer Hebrides."
Laura Smith to Minuit[src]

The Orient means the East. It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world or the Near East or Far East, in relation to Europe. In English it is largely a metonym for, and coterminous with, the continent of Asia.


Abbreviation of On Stranger Tides, fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It could also refer to the novel of the same name.

Ottoman Empire[]

The Ottoman Empire was a Turkish multi-region state bordering to the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Barbary states were her vassals, therefore the Barbary Corsairs served as privateers to the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire itself suffered under attacks of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Maltese, Ukranian and Arab pirates and privateers[1]. Jack Sparrow was locked up in a Turkish prison during his search for the key of the Dead Man's Chest.

References and sources[]

  1. Jan Rogozinski, Pirates! Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend [1]