aelva danna: the sorcerer-kings
aelvadyn: “little stars,” ornamentation
agotha: “I wait,” spider
ajurna: “the art of pleasure,” hedonism
alta: “thank you,” gratitude to a lover who has passed a test.
althua: the party
altrex: “liege lord,” the noble who has direct authority over one.
altrua: see vaq’in
Alvathen: “The High Alchemical Art,” opera.
avirex: “high duke,” earl, head of a House.
avirexa: earl (female.) cf. avirex
blunda: bad form.
blush’vennan: “mass murder,” warfare.
dacha: duel or dance.
dachanau: “the dance of words,” a formal one-onone debate in the Senate, or elsewhere.
Dalven suena: “What you have is what you deserve,” a principle of ownership.
Davfanna Aldrena: “Hub of the world. The Shining Star,” the world’s largest port, also the Senate.
Dav’ty nonnon: “throwing an insult”
didjerva: accounting books
dulla: “veiled, invisible,” the color black.
eshanu: bee or wasp
falin duada: “Puzzle Houses,” ruins.
fashuva: “the fell ones,” evil suaven.
futali: holding a noble for ransom.
grusha: pony, horse used to pull carriages, see also tarpan
hajkalay: the Blooded.
ilderim: the noble breed of horse used for riding by the noble class.
illdrua: creature of the invisible world, spectre.
ilsyrr: “the quiet death,” poison.
itathala: “the silken veil”,
ithuna: “faker,” a failed actor.
jiv: a musical instrument resembing a guitar.
khanurdante: the great elk
kvir tam: “make the Law,” make a decision, as by a Jury.
ojava: a musical instrument resembling a violin or fiddle.
ork: “other, outsider,” monster
padana: “hurt beyond healing,” heartbroken.
Pala da nata: “don’t break the dishes.” A phrase describing the guest’s obligation.
pallentarro: “the appropriate step,” the law.
pendala: a musical instrument resembing a harpsichord.
poolha: “bashful,” one who does not take narcotics
puja: “quills,” contract writers.
q’al: the fox
Q’naldinir: “Golden Center under the Sky” and “Hub of All Revenge,” the central island.
q’thala: “part the veil,” to take the narcatic italthala.
q’va: the Stillness, Solace.
q’val: monks or priests of the suaven.
q’valrux: “bold nobility,” a noble who claims his title before the Senate.
rajan: “keeper of the law,” a paladin or holy warrior, devoted to the suaven Jonan Drax.
tavala: “juggler,” a wandering bard.
tavalana: “true pain,” the third valid grievance.
thuaka: a fi ghting style with spear and shield
thuakatan sen: “you aren’t good enough for the Sword.”
toola: a musical instrument resembing a hammered dulcimer.
tuthallen: generosity, the communal economy of the peasants.
ushalaven: “mountain men,” barbarians.
ushanavan: schools for young nobles
ushavana: “book for the bed,” pillow book
vala: insult, the fi rst valid grievance.
valae tiquim: “Blood oath.”
valae tyrun: Blood magic, sorcery.
valana: injury, the second valid grievance.
vaq’in: “webs of dreaming,” a thick, sticky, white substance exuded from the body of older ven. See also altrua.
vashna: “investigators,” offi cers appointed by the Senate.
v’dallvyr: “high priests” (of the Suaven cults)
ven: “all of us, we,” the ven race
vet a vasha: “face and fan”
veth: “people of the Soil, dirt,” peasants, see also ruk.
voca: a musical instrument resembing a didgeridoo.
vrentada: a romance, a work exploring love and romance.
vrentae: “holding my heart,” revenge (pronounced vren-tae) or romance (pronounced vren-tae).
worloch: oath-breaker (from the Old Tongue.)
yllanavana: the ven language
ylthalir: “that which cannot be said, only touched for a moment,” the purpose of art.
ysalta: a distinguished roadman (yvil) allowed to wear his lord’s colors and heraldry, a banneret.
ysava: highest rank of roadman (yvil) are those who serve as personal retinue to a noble.
ytola: the submissive spouse.
yv: guardian, keeper, “he who has taken.”
yvaya: “highwayman.” A roadman (yvil) who has been given a small parcel of land from his lord.
yvestra: the dominant spouse.
yvil: road warden, roadman, knight, a commoner promoted by a noble, often a personal guard.
yvtavia: “guardian of the garter,” a lady’ personal guard, c.f. yvil.
zhivali: a deck of cards for fortune telling.
zsanstozs: “the Final Sin,” murder.