Coined by American filmmaker George Lucas as early as 1973 (in the manuscript Journal of the Whills) and first used in his 1977 film Star Wars. Said to have been adapted from Japanese 時代劇 (jidaigeki, “"period drama" motion pictures about samurai”), or perhaps inspired by the words Jed (King) and Jeddak (Emperor) in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, which Lucas had considered adapting to film.
Jedi (plural Jedi)
- (fiction) One of a fictional order of beings from the Star Wars universe who are gifted with heightened awareness of the Force.
- (religion) A follower of Jediism
Jedi m (plural Jedis)
- Jedi (a fictional order of beings)