Turian dreadnoughts. (Tr. audax, "fearless/bold/daring"). In a case of parallel evolution, the turian name for dreadnought ended up being somewhat close in meaning to the human one, but for entirely different reasons - unlike other species, turian spacefaring draws less from any maritime tradition than it does aviation and flight in general. Hence, turian ship types tend to be based on either 1) aircraft, or 2) the names or activities of birds and other flying creatures, with some overlap between the two. Dreadnoughts are named after the audax, a large, majestic (now unfortunately extinct) bird of prey with a gigantic wingspan, popularly ascribed such noble qualities as strength, fortitude and courage.