Words Remembered

                        The words in this list attempt to define languages that are much more feeling-based than English. Use the definitions as a guide but not as a hard and fast rule. The definitions more give you a feel of what the words mean.
What were the original elven lands called?
Finding a True Name
And now on to the word list, such as it is so far.
General Notes:
The suffix of "ai" as in Des'tai implies a state of being that lasts indefinitely.
The suffix "ar" as in "senar" implies a state of being that is in the present, and temporary.
There is no specific verb which meant "to be". There are no specific pronouns for he, she, etc. These things are implied.
The suffix "-ka" lends to the word a sense of being a thing of the Soul, it takes a word or reference and implies more than a simple choosing, it implies a sense that this is a thing so much a part of oneself or one's destiny... I am not sure how to explain it. It's like the difference between a mate, and a Soul-Mate, if that makes sense.

Elven
English
Origin
'AOf
Shiri
AchabeSpreading
Shiri
AcheylaAn informal "hello" that comes from a longer, formal greeting (see Harani a'kaheyla de'shanuay"). Also, greeting a friend during times of trouble.
Alloryen
AdrastaiScouts -- A note on the Adrastai...though technically scouts, I tend to associate them more with knights, viz-a-viz King Arthur, et al, due to their extreme loyalty and dedication to the crown, than I do with any sort of ranger archetype.
Tulari
AidanLittle flame
Gaelic
A'Laena SarUntil we Meet Again
Lis'tarii
AlardanA gathering of one or more tribes of otherkin
Miaren
Ali SanarI am missing you (connotations of I am missing your light)
Yyl'Nectaar
AllienThose who are bodily
Lis'tarii
AmaBlood
Shiri
AmacheLaying low (defeating)
Shiri
AmeOr
Shiri
Amonta de' Toya" (A-mon-tah Dee Toy-ah)Loosly translated: "GOD(DESS) DAMN IT!" As you may have guessed it's usually not a happy elf who says this. Though most of the "lighter" elves are rather happy, that's why you'll usually find the dark and the occational toxic elf expressing themselves in this way.
Lyn'eun, Dark Elf
aNAlalaiDanger
Amanjaku
AndaColor
Shiri
AqofeltuForgetfulness
Silver Elves
AranthiWhite, 5 petaled flower that smells like honey
Shiri
Araste Makatar NihHe who lives by the sword shall die by the sword, bringing oceans of tears in weeping
Lis'tarii
Arianai You're wicked ;)
Lis'tarii
Arias'tama Bad Ass
The Tir
Ashan'rai Son of the High King
Tulari
AshaSpirit
Shiri
AshtaeThe Area Around. Between. In the Area of
Lis'tarii
AstariiSeveral races of starborn beings....not from the stars but created of them.
Unknown Elven
Aut, Yanna Senar Oh my nads (female) are desirous
Tulari
AveNow
Shiri
BarithSeas of Chance
Lis'tarii
Basan (bay-sane) Sorrow
Silver Elves
BelianaDay
Yyl'Nectaar
BesoveCharging
Shiri
BocharaVictor
Shiri
CesharInformal word meaning goodbye, but implying that we part a friends and will meet again. The Elven equivalent of "See ya later."
Alloryen
CeshtanenErased completely
Tulari
ChairenA group of individuals working in concert, either through a Draelren or more conventional methods, to heal an individual
Tulari
ChevSuffix meaning "beloved," used to refer to lifemates
The Tir
Chura(Your) female fluids. Very rude: the more decorous term is "nectar"
Shiri
ClarashA musical instrument like a small harp
Alloryen
Daia Dadu Da Let All Stand Against Shadow (A battle Cry)
Firefen, Melendil
DanSouth
Shiri
DanProper, traditional
Shiri
Dara/daroAunt/uncle
Shiri
Deea Canayen A yearly calendar
Firefen, Melendil
DemiiAstral equivalent of a Siamese cat. plural: demiie
Shiri
Den'shraiThank you for help. It is connected with Des'tai, and has the connotation of "thank you for helping me on my path".
Tulari
DerSoul - (pronounced dear)
Silver Elves
DerzorvadurSoul infusion
Silver Elves
Des'eren (desh-er-en)Well met, connotation of Des'tai
Tulari
Desh'nerainBrother
The Tir
Desh'iriaiSister
The Tir
Desh'ketaiFather
The Tir
Desh'mieveMother
The Tir
Desh'miriaiGuardian, bodyguard of a household
The Tir
Des'tai Honorable/Walking one's path
Tulari
Deyash nek'taiWalk with me
Tulari
Dorai Love/duty to loved ones
Tulari
Doulgen'raA Draelren with the intent of traveling to a specific location, or of exploring
Tulari
Drachlande "Rocky/austere land" - Listarii home
Lis'tarii
Draelond "Deep Harbor"
Lis'tarii
Draels'taiA group of individuals entering the spirit realm in concert
Tulari
DraelrenThe process of entering the spirit realm as part of a Draels'tai
Tulari
EThe
Shiri
Ea The All, The Creator (See Iri'A)
Tolkien
EasaahaePeace
Lis'tarii
EchyeCoward
Shiri
EderoiAngels
Shiri
EhielaDevoted
Shiri
Eisha'miaiSome sort of elven spirit-sickness, not quite sure here
The Tir
EkahalWizard
Shiri
EkahuaSorceress and advisor
Shiri
EkahueiWizard and advisor
Shiri
Ekar/aMaster/mistress (implies skill and control)
Shiri
El'Used in a name, meaning "of" or "from"
Alloryen
ElaStars
Shiri
ÚlaIt
Shiri
Elashta-shiriHeavenly Tribe, the Tuatha de Danaan, ancestors of the Court
Shiri
Ela-IshtelStar Palace; the sky, also refers to a cosmological concept linking elves to stars and the "Star Palace" to a homeland or paradise
Shiri
ElenAlthough Tolkein translates this as "elf/of the stars", it is in our tongue "elf and friend".
Tulari
ElenariPlural of Elf and Friend. Alternatively, Star Elf (the contraction of eleni (star) and ri (elf). Alternatively, contract elen (star) and ar'i (day) to get Starday.
Tulari
EliaSoul or Spirit; Can also be a proper name
The Tir
Eliai'iriai Soul-sister
The Tir
Eliai'nerainSoul-brother
The Tir
Eluana Female name
Tulari
ElvalerynPhysical immortality
Silver Elves
EmbaveResting (also imperative: rest!)
Shiri
EmmeFour
Shiri
EnaiEndures, withstands
Shiri
Enaerson"Right there" - sexual connotation
Lis'tarii
EngMe
Shiri
EnraiHigh King -- A literal translation would be "The first one", as in the first among equals. Note: Words like Enrai, that are short, often imply a great many things that would take up a few paragraphs in English, and even then you have to have an elven mindset with all the linked ideas to the word to get it. In other words, do not let the apparent simplicity of the definitions mislead you.
Tulari
Enta You hear me
Tulari
EraEarth (world?)
Yyl'Nectaar
Era Katana"Earth Land"
Yyl'Nectaar
Ereiash'demaaBadass
The Tir
Ereiash'demaa na EnraiBad Ass to the High King
The Tir
Eren'raiDaughter of the King
Tulari
Eshai'du Colloquially "dumbass;" more likely "ignorant"
The Tir
EsheFriend, especially in the sense of trusted ally
Shiri
Esiai'desh'mirainA noble bodyguard
The Tir
EstaiWrath, anger
Shiri
EvalaCloak
Shiri
Evrantilen Oath-sworn, (noun, plural)
Tulari
FaiHuh?
Shiri
Farth (fairth)Fae -- This word is used to mean all otherkind.
Silver Elves
Faladar (fail-la-dare) A sense of something impending.... either something about to happen or something that needs to be done.
Silver Elves
FeasLove or like of an inanimate object, as I really love that car or movie
Silver Elves
Feln (feel-n)A love that elves have particularly for other elves or things elfin and this perhaps is closest to what you mean by Elven Love.
Silver Elves
FinAir
Shiri
Fylorn (fill-lorn)The word for empathy
Silver Elves
Ford (like the car) Love of a soul mate or best friend or family
Silver Elves
GaladhadTrees
Tolkien
GaleStaining
Shiri
GarProficient?
Shiri
GayaHear this (formal)
Shiri
GieranBeloved brother (said as Geahren has a bitter connotation)
Tulari
Gil-EnraiChampion of the King
Tulari
GloraSun
Shiri
GwaiSky
Alloryen
GwairochPegasus or Skyhorse
Alloryen
Hae Hanae-SaSee the way
Lis'tarii
HalFestival day
Shiri
Halae-HanWalk the water
Lis'tarii
Hanae-so, hanie-ho-soSinger of the way
Lis'tarii
Harani A'kaheyla de'shanuay". I am honored/blessed to greet you/walk with you on your path" or something similar.
Alloryen
HelathThe Paths or Tapestry of Worlds
Lis'tarii
Hole AsinChild of the Fae - Fae child
Lis'tarii
IasFormal House, as in Household or Clan
Yyl'Nectaar
IasaHead of the household or "father"
Yyl'Nectaar
IasatarThank you, be it known I thank you (Sata in this case means "Know")
Yyl'Nectaar
ImaiRed
Tularin (A'hri'l)
ImithBlood
Tularin (A'hri'l)
Iri'AThe One Force; the creative force behind all things, very much akin to the Force in the Star Wars trilogy
The Tir
Iriv'teshaiWar-companion; The equivalent of the mortal term "buddy" in Vietnam
The Tir
I SatanasI Know
Yyl'Nectaar
IshmaenA wizard (not of light) - Used as a slur
Firefen, Melendil
Jalar (jay-lair)Divine love or a feeling of oneness or unity with all
Silver Elves
Janda'haiRound-Ears -- referred to an apelike species of creatures
Drae'stari
Ja nevnayAn oath, roughly translating to 'velvet sky', most often used when thorougly exasperated with someone/thing. I think it's a refernce to the star goddess, because that seems to be the only reasonable one I can think of
Alloryen
Jiach'arA Draelren with the attent of striking at an individual, spirit or magical construct
Tulari
Kai'Female honorific prefix to a given name (Kai'Laria)
The Tir
Kaldar-maarenShadow-born -- Also called dark men -- They have no bodies, but they use those of living beings if the will is weak or someone has prepared the way for them by other means. Even then the body gradually fades into the darkness of it's possessor...so they must seek new hosts constantly.
Lyran
KaleanaeObserver, Watcher
Lis'tarii
Katamah! Look at the higher soul or self (reach for the stars) to improve oneself
Fierfen, Melendil
Katar Neenar Spiritual father, wise teacher of spiritual heritage of the people like a priest of some sort. Alternate meaning - "No idea, don't know at all"
Firefen, Melendil
KatinarProper name meaning "kitten".
The Tir
Ke'Male honorific prefix to a given name (Ke'Ninaste, for instance)
The Tir
Keh?What?
Tulari
Kerothbrother
Unknown Elven
K'ethBreath of the Goddess
Tularin (A'hri'l)
Keth'enai, to ma na'ei! My brethren, in my heart
Unknown Elven
KholaiWhite/Bright
Tularin (A'hri'l)
khul'ShalkrumLiving Weapon
Crytes
Ki'avonyeh ali'lMay the blessings of my soul be upon you
Tulari (A'hri'l)
KieranBeloved sister
Tulari
Ki'LeanaFemale name. The "Ki" part means spirit fury. Leana means something like "dedicated or in service to". Ki'Leana could then mean something like "Dedicated to spirit fury".
Tulari
Kin'aiViolet/purple
Tularin (A'hri'l)
KiyanaKind of like an angry exclamation word....something to do with expressing spirit fury. (Note: this word and definition were given to us by a person who had never seen this list or the above definition!)
Nanine
Kimen Yahae The long path our spirits must travel
Firefen, Melendil
Kir'Male honorific prefix to a given name beginning with a vowel (Kir'Aidan)
The Tir
Kiran a'Llyra From/of the soul
Wildfae
Kitathas Short form of "Wind of Spirit Fury"
Tulari
K'th!Obey! A command from a 'superior' to an 'inferior'.
Amanjaku
KusanarTwilight (just after sunset)
Yyl'Nectaar
KyelaLove
Silver Elves
Laere-Tere TellleValley in the Northern Forests, with lots of running water and a heavy canopy of trees.
Lis'tarii
Leana SarYou see the walls of True
Lis'tarii
LeireProper name, "she who stands at the border of dawn"
Lis'tarii
Leire'sinnClear Sight
Lis'tarii
Lenae SenecarYes, we are walking the land of the shadows or the moon; She who walks the plain of the shadows; See into the walking path of the worlds...
Lis'tarii
Lianafemale name meaning "in service/dedicated to".
Lis'tarii
Liana' SenaiI desire you forever, Leeana
Lis'tarii
Liana' SenarI desire you right now, Leeana
Lis'tarii
Liktai Na This situation is alien
Lis'tarii
Lik'tai Nar Senek'tarThis situation is so alien I do not know where "here" is; (I really desire to know).
Lis'tarii
Lik'tai NeyanarNot connected to the past. An event that stands alone in your memory not having roots in the past
Firefen, Melendil
LineatSong of the "Pathers" (Those who walk the Path)
Lis'tarii
LondelirinenLand of song within song
Tolkien mixed with Listarii
MalanaiMother
Yyl'Nectaar
ManaNo
Yyl'Nectaar
MararaChild
Yyl'Nectaar
MilanaForest
Yyl'Nectaar
Mileana TarYou are thanked. Thank You; Your soul rules the lands of spires.
Lis'tarii
Muai'uraiHouse, Clan, and station markings (usually facial) worn mostly in the later years. Some had them made permanent, while others simply drew them on.
KySian
MyhidrLover/Companion - this is a term used for only the closest or most beloved ones. It is not quite a soul mate, but close.
Alloryen
NamarieWell Met (I'm not sure of the meaning of this one. It just jogs through my head every now and again. It may have something to do with souls and a reuniting thereof...)
Tolkien
NarwaRemember
Silver Elves
Narwyn (nair-win)The sense that we have that denotes truth or falsity or the right direction to go in
Silver Elves
Neenah Kimayah Tesheeah"The Heavens bar the way to the soul held in rage"
Firefen, Melendil
NegethIs not -- For those of you familiar with FASA's BattleTech universe, this is used similarly to the Clans' quiaff and quineg, that is, to end a sentence with a question of either affirmation or negation... [Tal]
Tulari
NehatahBrain Lock
Tulari
Nesh'tiraiOtherkin shapeshifters; large and furry in their normal forms, can pass for elven (jokingly referred to in English as "Wookies")
The Tir
NetheraiLiterally, "She who is not" It was the nickname for a certain young elf with a propensity for telling others what she was not...
Tulari
'NieveSuffix meaning "lover," used to refer to lovers who are not lifemates.
The Tir
NinasteProper name meaning "master of wonders" or "Leader of the Hunt"
The Tir
Nish'allien terestaiGo back to the trees; Pejorative used in Shain Cemar (there are no trees in the city, and the rules there are a lot different from standard society)
The Tir
NishVariation of or root of Nis'tai, indicating off, or strayed. May indicate "far from"
Tir Dialect
Nis'tai Dishonorable/Off one's path; Far from what should always be.
Tulari
Nis'tarWhen thinking about actions which are not Des'tai, it does not always seem quite right to say they are Nis'tai because "ai" implies everlasting. There is a form of this word, Nis'tar, which implies a temporary, or single, incident that is not Des'tai.
Tulari
NoralynContinuity of consciousness from one life to another
Silver Elves
OforfamarLeadership
Silver Elves
Pira Prefix meaning "little"
The Tir
RethaiYellow or golden, like sunlight
Tularin (A'hri'l)
RialianFar Traveller
Listarii
Ri'ilmanipulation of space/time/matter/energy (hence, Ri'ili or Ri'ali is one who does so)
Seran D'Fea
RochRhymes with "loch" - Horse
Alloryen
Rolyn (roll-lyn) The healing light that we can radiate
Silver Elves
RuachA fermented drink, made of berries, served warm and spiced like mulled wine. Miaren has a recipe!
Alloryen
SaethCloak of Invisibility
Unknown Elven
Saoneldi (say-oon-l-di)Otherkin -- This word is composed of the words other and kin...
Silver Elves
SanarAnother word for Light (having to do with light of goodness)
Yyl'Nectaar
Serae Senar Saikatar I will inspire your greatest desire, I desire you (speaker male), I will be and fulfill your desire
Lis'tarii
SaikatarI will be and fulfill your desire of me (as male)
Lis'tarii
SainarI desire you (the speaker wishes to be male)
Lis'tarii
SatarYou look here (angry/annoyed connotation)
Lis'tarii
Sear (pronoounced Seara)Night
Yyl'Nectaar
SektarAn apprentice to the priesthood (getting ready to cross over to mastery)
Firefen, Melendil
Selar Seeyata VoraiPhrase meaning "take only a short time to bridge the gap between sisters" Connotation for healing the rifts within families quickly
Firefen, Melendil
Se'leanaFemale name meaining "In service to you (general you)"
Tulari
Selek'tarFemale spiritual teacher
Firefen, Melendil
SenarI desire you (the speaker wishes to be female)
Lis'tarii
SeneerVariation of Senar. I desire you (speaker wishes to be female)
Lis'tarii
SeraeI will arouse your desire
Lis'tarii
SeranNewborn Star
Seran D'Fea
Note of explanation:Due to our ability to shift sexes, we would commonly open up a romantic interlude by stating our desire and which sex we wanted to start with. (The memories have been getting interesting).
;)
Ser'nothSister
Unknown Elven
Shaeyata Specific style of warrior honor
Tulari
Shain Cemar Border Town in Tir
The Tir
Shalva (Shale-va)The word that best encompasses the concept of sorrow for someone other than one s'elf
Silver Elves
sheFAralachSomeone who is a nuisance
Amanjaku
SheltlethDark in nature/unseelie
Tulari
Shema'shestaiA phase in elven life corresponding to the mid-20s of mortal life
The Tir
ShenForever or Infinity
Alloryen
Shi''ria naMy friend's Old name
Unknown Elven
Sh'maiBeloved of my soul
Unknown Elven
Shodai'uraiAn object, given as a personal gesture of affection and friendship, usually marked with the giver's muai'urai (house markings). Acts almost like an elven "backstage pass".
Drae'stari
Shol (show-l or shoal)Elven breath or the healing or ensouling or awakening breath
Silver Elves
SiafanarFlower
Yyl'Nectaar
SiagnaPath/Street
Yyl'Nectaar
SianBad
Yyl'Nectaar
SianaYes
Yyl'Nectaar
SildanaiWeavers
Unknown Elven
Sin'aiOne of the many words for "Blue" - This one is a dark blue.
Tularin (A'hri'l)
SindoraTo this land
Firefen, Melendil
SircThe word that elves called themselves in the 1st & 2nd cycles
Tulari
Soto-Car
Laena Sa!
Hey, you walk there, "by the singing soul"; I see the way of walking, see, so see the soul of my way.
Lis'tarii (no!)
SulayaSpirit Awe; Someone with a great deal of presence
Firefen, Melendil
Sulianna/SulianaLight (I think it has something to do with daylight
Yyl'Nectaar
SukanarDark
Yyl'Nectaar
SukatanarTemporary darkness over the land
Yyl'Nectaar
svaRAlimHas something to do with the flow of power and magickal energies
Amanjaku
TaYes, I get it
Lis'tarii
TaiaI hear you
Unknown Elven
TalaenarIt is finished (the end)
Firefen, Melendil
TaluntainEnlightened
Silver Elves
Ta'na Ahlay Walk in Light that is like Water
Wildfae
TanaiiA Path; a path one chooses, not respective of whether said path is Des'tai or Nis'tai. It does not imply the rightness or wrongness of the path, merely the existance of the path.
The Tir
Tanaii-kaThis is the path of one's Soul, when the path chooses one instead of one choosing the path. Probably not too far from des'tai in meaning but Tanaii-ka refers to action, or to the overall duty one has for one's life as opposed to any one portion of it. For example, choosing to be a hunter is my Tanaii, my path. But being of the Wild Hunt and honoring the things we honor, and doing what we must to, that is my Tanaii-ka, that which has chosen me. When I was given my Hunt Name to honor my particular Talents, that name was the embodiment of my Tanaii-Ka. It is possible, however, for one's Tanaii-ka to be either Des'tai or Nis'tai, depending on the things one has chosen to do. If I had used my talents and gifts to destroy, to take power, to harm, then the path I am on would would still be Tanaii-ka but it would be Nis'tai, a thing of wrongness and destruction.
The Tir
Tashae[You] hear me
Tulari
Tashen Pay close attention, important
Tulari
TelpareonFar memory
Silver Elves
Teremai Compassionate
The Tir
TerestaiThe forest that will ever be
Unknown Elven
Teshmeeat Hold onto the light; Alternate definition: So, it comes at last to this, this justice, this final place/conclusion; it was/is/will be inevitable, a crossing of threads that brings a conclusion or cycle-end.
Firefen, Melendil
Tihr a' Lahn Walk/Dance in Light
Wildfae
Torli'aiBlack, Dark
Tularin (A'hri'l)
T'negethIsn't it -- For those of you familiar with FASA's BattleTech universe, this is used similarly to the Clans' quiaff and quineg, that is, to end a sentence with a question of either affirmation or negation..
Tulari
Unasae Don't quit/give in
Unknown Elven
VasataAwaken
Silver Elves
Vel'aiOne of the many, many words for Green. This one is the color of sunlight through leaves.
Tularin (A'hri'l)
VlanaGood
Yyl'Nectaar
UnosarMorning
Yyl'Nectaar
Yanna Female nads
Tulari
YeataFire. Also an elven name.
Caveney
YlStar, Elf, Star Being
Unknown Elven
YlbiFemale elf
Tularin (A'hri'l)
YldannanStriders across time, star kings
Unknown Elven
ZelahDwarvish idiom meaining "to see is to rage" talking about the battle rage that overtakes one faced with the enemy
Firefen, Melendil
ZelsatuConsciousness
Silver Elves
ZorvainInfused
Silver Elves


Contributors:

Picture: Gilbert Williams
Word List: Rialian, Adara, Silvaerin'a, Firefen, Seran, Melendil, Ky'Sian, Sileniel, Tal Leonan, Ardaniel, Tiernan, Nalissi, Amanjaku, Nanine, Yldann, A'hri'l, and the Silver Elves


Home

Elven Realities

Paths and Possibilities

Email (especially if you remember more words and definitions!)