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.
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And now on to the word list, such as it is so far.
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 ‘A Of Shiri Achabe Spreading Shiri Acheyla An informal “hello” that comes from a longer, formal greeting (see Harani a’kaheyla de’shanuay”). Also, greeting a friend during times of trouble. Alloryen Adrastai Scouts — 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 Aidan Little flame Gaelic A’Laena Sar Until we Meet Again Lis’tarii Alardan A gathering of one or more tribes of otherkin Miaren Ali Sanar I am missing you (connotations of I am missing your light) Yyl’Nectaar Allien Those who are bodily Lis’tarii Ama Blood Shiri Amache Laying low (defeating) Shiri Ame Or 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 aNAlalai Danger Amanjaku Anda Color Shiri Aqofeltu Forgetfulness Silver Elves Aranthi White, 5 petaled flower that smells like honey Shiri Araste Makatar Nih He 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 Asha Spirit Shiri Ashtae The Area Around. Between. In the Area of Lis’tarii Astarii Several races of starborn beings….not from the stars but created of them. Unknown Elven Aut, Yanna Senar Oh my nads (female) are desirous Tulari Ave Now Shiri Barith Seas of Chance Lis’tarii Basan (bay-sane) Sorrow Silver Elves Beliana Day Yyl’Nectaar Besove Charging Shiri Bochara Victor Shiri Ceshar Informal word meaning goodbye, but implying that we part a friends and will meet again. The Elven equivalent of “See ya later.” Alloryen Ceshtanen Erased completely Tulari Chairen A group of individuals working in concert, either through a Draelren or more conventional methods, to heal an individual Tulari Chev Suffix meaning “beloved,” used to refer to lifemates The Tir Chura (Your) female fluids. Very rude: the more decorous term is “nectar” Shiri Clarash A musical instrument like a small harp Alloryen Daia Dadu Da Let All Stand Against Shadow (A battle Cry) Firefen, Melendil Dan South Shiri Dan Proper, traditional Shiri Dara/daro Aunt/uncle Shiri Deea Canayen A yearly calendar Firefen, Melendil Demii Astral equivalent of a Siamese cat. plural: demiie Shiri Den’shrai Thank you for help. It is connected with Des’tai, and has the connotation of “thank you for helping me on my path”. Tulari Der Soul – (pronounced dear) Silver Elves Derzorvadur Soul infusion Silver Elves Des’eren (desh-er-en) Well met, connotation of Des’tai Tulari Desh’nerain Brother The Tir Desh’iriai Sister The Tir Desh’ketai Father The Tir Desh’mieve Mother The Tir Desh’miriai Guardian, bodyguard of a household The Tir Des’tai Honorable/Walking one’s path Tulari Deyash nek’tai Walk with me Tulari Dorai Love/duty to loved ones Tulari Doulgen’ra A 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’tai A group of individuals entering the spirit realm in concert Tulari Draelren The process of entering the spirit realm as part of a Draels’tai Tulari E The Shiri Ea The All, The Creator (See Iri’A) Tolkien Easaahae Peace Lis’tarii Echye Coward Shiri Ederoi Angels Shiri Ehiela Devoted Shiri Eisha’miai Some sort of elven spirit-sickness, not quite sure here The Tir Ekahal Wizard Shiri Ekahua Sorceress and advisor Shiri Ekahuei Wizard and advisor Shiri Ekar/a Master/mistress (implies skill and control) Shiri El’ Used in a name, meaning “of” or “from” Alloryen Ela Stars Shiri éla It Shiri Elashta-shiri Heavenly Tribe, the Tuatha de Danaan, ancestors of the Court Shiri Ela-Ishtel Star Palace; the sky, also refers to a cosmological concept linking elves to stars and the “Star Palace” to a homeland or paradise Shiri Elen Although Tolkein translates this as “elf/of the stars”, it is in our tongue “elf and friend”. Tulari Elenari Plural 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 Elia Soul or Spirit; Can also be a proper name The Tir Eliai’iriai Soul-sister The Tir Eliai’nerain Soul-brother The Tir Eluana Female name Tulari Elvaleryn Physical immortality Silver Elves Embave Resting (also imperative: rest!) Shiri Emme Four Shiri Enai Endures, withstands Shiri Enaerson “Right there” – sexual connotation Lis’tarii Eng Me Shiri Enrai High 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 Era Earth (world?) Yyl’Nectaar Era Katana “Earth Land” Yyl’Nectaar Ereiash’demaa Badass The Tir Ereiash’demaa na Enrai Bad Ass to the High King The Tir Eren’rai Daughter of the King Tulari Eshai’du Colloquially “dumbass;” more likely “ignorant” The Tir Eshe Friend, especially in the sense of trusted ally Shiri Esiai’desh’mirain A noble bodyguard The Tir Estai Wrath, anger Shiri Evala Cloak Shiri Evrantilen Oath-sworn, (noun, plural) Tulari Fai Huh? 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 Feas Love 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 Fin Air 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 Galadhad Trees Tolkien Gale Staining Shiri Gar Proficient? Shiri Gaya Hear this (formal) Shiri Gieran Beloved brother (said as Geahren has a bitter connotation) Tulari Gil-Enrai Champion of the King Tulari Glora Sun Shiri Gwai Sky Alloryen Gwairoch Pegasus or Skyhorse Alloryen Hae Hanae-Sa See the way Lis’tarii Hal Festival day Shiri Halae-Han Walk the water Lis’tarii Hanae-so, hanie-ho-so Singer 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 Helath The Paths or Tapestry of Worlds Lis’tarii Hole Asin Child of the Fae – Fae child Lis’tarii Ias Formal House, as in Household or Clan Yyl’Nectaar Iasa Head of the household or “father” Yyl’Nectaar Iasatar Thank you, be it known I thank you (Sata in this case means “Know”) Yyl’Nectaar Imai Red Tularin (A’hri’l) Imith Blood Tularin (A’hri’l) Iri’A The One Force; the creative force behind all things, very much akin to the Force in the Star Wars trilogy The Tir Iriv’teshai War-companion; The equivalent of the mortal term “buddy” in Vietnam The Tir I Satanas I Know Yyl’Nectaar Ishmaen A 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’hai Round-Ears — referred to an apelike species of creatures Drae’stari Ja nevnay An 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’ar A 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-maaren Shadow-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 Kaleanae Observer, 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 Katinar Proper name meaning “kitten”. The Tir Ke’ Male honorific prefix to a given name (Ke’Ninaste, for instance) The Tir Keh? What? Tulari Keroth brother Unknown Elven K’eth Breath of the Goddess Tularin (A’hri’l) Keth’enai, to ma na’ei! My brethren, in my heart Unknown Elven Kholai White/Bright Tularin (A’hri’l) khul’Shalkrum Living Weapon Crytes Ki’avonyeh ali’l May the blessings of my soul be upon you Tulari (A’hri’l) Kieran Beloved sister Tulari Ki’Leana Female 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’ai Violet/purple Tularin (A’hri’l) Kiyana Kind 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 Kusanar Twilight (just after sunset) Yyl’Nectaar Kyela Love Silver Elves Laere-Tere Tellle Valley in the Northern Forests, with lots of running water and a heavy canopy of trees. Lis’tarii Leana Sar You see the walls of True Lis’tarii Leire Proper name, “she who stands at the border of dawn” Lis’tarii Leire’sinn Clear Sight Lis’tarii Lenae Senecar Yes, 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 Liana female name meaning “in service/dedicated to”. Lis’tarii Liana’ Senai I desire you forever, Leeana Lis’tarii Liana’ Senar I desire you right now, Leeana Lis’tarii Liktai Na This situation is alien Lis’tarii Lik’tai Nar Senek’tar This situation is so alien I do not know where “here” is; (I really desire to know). Lis’tarii Lik’tai Neyanar Not connected to the past. An event that stands alone in your memory not having roots in the past Firefen, Melendil Lineat Song of the “Pathers” (Those who walk the Path) Lis’tarii Londelirinen Land of song within song Tolkien mixed with Listarii Malanai Mother Yyl’Nectaar Mana No Yyl’Nectaar Marara Child Yyl’Nectaar Milana Forest Yyl’Nectaar Mileana Tar You are thanked. Thank You; Your soul rules the lands of spires. Lis’tarii Muai’urai House, Clan, and station markings (usually facial) worn mostly in the later years. Some had them made permanent, while others simply drew them on. KySian Myhidr Lover/Companion – this is a term used for only the closest or most beloved ones. It is not quite a soul mate, but close. Alloryen Namarie Well 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 Narwa Remember 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 Negeth Is 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 Nehatah Brain Lock Tulari Nesh’tirai Otherkin shapeshifters; large and furry in their normal forms, can pass for elven (jokingly referred to in English as “Wookies”) The Tir Netherai Literally, “She who is not” It was the nickname for a certain young elf with a propensity for telling others what she was not… Tulari ‘Nieve Suffix meaning “lover,” used to refer to lovers who are not lifemates. The Tir Ninaste Proper name meaning “master of wonders” or “Leader of the Hunt” The Tir Nish’allien terestai Go 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 Nish Variation 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’tar When 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 Noralyn Continuity of consciousness from one life to another Silver Elves Oforfamar Leadership Silver Elves Pira Prefix meaning “little” The Tir Rethai Yellow or golden, like sunlight Tularin (A’hri’l) Rialian Far Traveller Listarii Ri’il manipulation of space/time/matter/energy (hence, Ri’ili or Ri’ali is one who does so) Seran D’Fea Roch Rhymes with “loch” – Horse Alloryen Rolyn (roll-lyn) The healing light that we can radiate Silver Elves Ruach A fermented drink, made of berries, served warm and spiced like mulled wine. Miaren has a recipe! Alloryen Saeth Cloak of Invisibility Unknown Elven Saoneldi (say-oon-l-di) Otherkin — This word is composed of the words other and kin… Silver Elves Sanar Another 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 Saikatar I will be and fulfill your desire of me (as male) Lis’tarii Sainar I desire you (the speaker wishes to be male) Lis’tarii Satar You look here (angry/annoyed connotation) Lis’tarii Sear (pronoounced Seara) Night Yyl’Nectaar Sektar An apprentice to the priesthood (getting ready to cross over to mastery) Firefen, Melendil Selar Seeyata Vorai Phrase meaning “take only a short time to bridge the gap between sisters” Connotation for healing the rifts within families quickly Firefen, Melendil Se’leana Female name meaining “In service to you (general you)” Tulari Selek’tar Female spiritual teacher Firefen, Melendil Senar I desire you (the speaker wishes to be female) Lis’tarii Seneer Variation of Senar. I desire you (speaker wishes to be female) Lis’tarii Serae I will arouse your desire Lis’tarii Seran Newborn 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’noth Sister 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 sheFAralach Someone who is a nuisance Amanjaku Sheltleth Dark in nature/unseelie Tulari Shema’shestai A phase in elven life corresponding to the mid-20s of mortal life The Tir Shen Forever or Infinity Alloryen Shi”ria na My friend’s Old name Unknown Elven Sh’mai Beloved of my soul Unknown Elven Shodai’urai An 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 Siafanar Flower Yyl’Nectaar Siagna Path/Street Yyl’Nectaar Sian Bad Yyl’Nectaar Siana Yes Yyl’Nectaar Sildanai Weavers Unknown Elven Sin’ai One of the many words for “Blue” – This one is a dark blue. Tularin (A’hri’l) Sindora To this land Firefen, Melendil Sirc The word that elves called themselves in the 1st & 2nd cycles Tulari Soto-Car
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!) Sulaya Spirit Awe; Someone with a great deal of presence Firefen, Melendil Sulianna/Suliana Light (I think it has something to do with daylight Yyl’Nectaar Sukanar Dark Yyl’Nectaar Sukatanar Temporary darkness over the land Yyl’Nectaar svaRAlim Has something to do with the flow of power and magickal energies Amanjaku Ta Yes, I get it Lis’tarii Taia I hear you Unknown Elven Talaenar It is finished (the end) Firefen, Melendil Taluntain Enlightened Silver Elves Ta’na Ahlay Walk in Light that is like Water Wildfae Tanaii A 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-ka This 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 Telpareon Far memory Silver Elves Teremai Compassionate The Tir Terestai The 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’ai Black, Dark Tularin (A’hri’l) T’negeth Isn’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 Vasata Awaken Silver Elves Vel’ai One of the many, many words for Green. This one is the color of sunlight through leaves. Tularin (A’hri’l) Vlana Good Yyl’Nectaar Unosar Morning Yyl’Nectaar Yanna Female nads Tulari Yeata Fire. Also an elven name. Caveney Yl Star, Elf, Star Being Unknown Elven Ylbi Female elf Tularin (A’hri’l) Yldannan Striders across time, star kings Unknown Elven Zelah Dwarvish idiom meaining “to see is to rage” talking about the battle rage that overtakes one faced with the enemy Firefen, Melendil Zelsatu Consciousness Silver Elves Zorvain Infused Silver Elves
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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