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A list of words in the Drow language.

A[]

abban
ally[1], not-enemy.[2]
abbil
trusted friend or trusted comrade.[3] Largely an oxymoron based in cynicism since there are no real concepts of the word trust or friend in drow society even among family members.[4] Also a term used by Jarlaxle towards his traveling companion Artemis Entreri, and Dinin Do'Urden older brother of Drizzt Do'Urden, possibly meant as a legitimate term of endearment.[5]
akh
group.[3]
alur
superior.[2]
alust
in front.[2]
aluve (pronounced: /ɑːˈlvɛah-LOO-veh[6] about this audio file listen)
I/we leave you.[6]
Angardh xorr feleal
These appear to be the words to a charm spell. [7]
araj
vengeance[8]
asanque
ambiguous word that means either likewise or of course.[9] It can also mean as you wish.[3]
avinsin
doomed.[3]

B[]

bae'qeshel
a rare type of drow bardic magic.[10]
bauth
about or around.[2]
bautha
to dodge.[2]
belaern
wealth[3], coinage or treasure.[2]
belbau
to give.[2]
belbol
gift.[3][2]
bol
term to describe something mysterious or intriguing.[11] It indicates an unidentified item.[3]
brorn
surprise; plural is brorna.[3]
bwael
good, great, awesome, anything positive.[citation needed]

C[]

caballin
food.[3]
colbauth
path or known way.[2]
colnbluth
non-drow.[12]
crinti
high ones.[13]

D[]

dal
from.[2]
darthiir
surface elves, traitors.[3][2]
del
of.[3][2]
dobluth
outcast.[14][2]
dos
you.[3][2]
dosst
your, yours.[3][2]
dosstan
yourself.[3][2]
draa
two.[3]
draada
second.[2]
draghazar
deep bat.[15]
dro
life, to be alive.[3][2]
duk-tak
unholy executioner.[16]
duvall
secret advisor.[17]

E[]

elamshin
destiny, the will of Lolth.[3]
elend
usual or traditional.[2]
elendar
continue, continued, continuing or enduring.[2]
elgg
death[3], destroy, kill or slay.[2]
elgghinn
death.[2]
elgg-hor
the destroyer.[18]

F[]

faer
magic.[3][2]
faerbol
magical item.[2]
Faerie
translation of a term used to refer to a surface elf.[19]
faerl
magical.[2]
faern
magic worker[2] or wizard[3]

G[]

gol
goblin; plural is goln.[3][2]
golhyrr
ruse, trap or trick.[2]
golhyrrl' fhaazht
The Dream Trap, strange nightmare dreams given out by the giant fungus Araumycos (post-Spellplague) involving the comfort of the mass and the hopeless chaos of individuality.[20]

H[]

harl
down[2], under or below.[3]
harl'il'cik
kneel.[21]
haszak
illithid; plural is haszakkin.[3][2]
honglath
bravery, calm, clear thinking or good behaviour.[2]

I[]

iblith
offal[2], excrement[22] Often used when referring to humans as well as other non-drow races. Can be used as an insult. [23]
ilareth
a title of respect, often used to approach a military commander.[citation needed]
ilhar
mother.[2]
ilharess
matron; plural is ilharressen.[3][2]
ilharn
patron.[3][2]
ilindith
aim, goal or hoped for event.[2]
illiyitrii
a formal dance sometimes involving costumes.[24]
inth
plan, scheme or strategem.[2]
inthigg
agreement or treaty.[2]
izil
as.[2]

J[]

jabbuk
master.[3][2]
jabbress
mistress.[citation needed]
jal
all.[2]
jivvin
to play; to play a game, or have other amusement or fun.[25][2]
jivvin quui'elghinn
torture until death, apparently a cynical distortion of the term for fun.[26]

K[]

khal'abbil
my trusted comrade.[3]
khaless
meaning trust or a drow game called Khaless.[27] Because trust is so lacking in drow society, it is often used in an ironic sense to mean misplaced trust.[3]
khaless nau uss mzild taga dosstan
trust no one more than yourself[28]
Khazid'hea
to cut or Catti-brie's sword Khazid'hea.[29]
kolsen'shea orbb
to pull the legs off a spider, an arcane phrase[9] and idiom.[3]
kulg
blockage,hitch or snag.[30]
kulggen
deliberate rampart or shield.[30]
kyone
alert/alerty, careful/carefully, wary/warily.[30]
kyorl
to watch.[3]
kyorlin
guarding, waiting, watching.[30]

L[]

lil
the.[3][30]
llar
three.[3][30]
llarnbuss
third.[3][30]
lueth
and.[3][30]
luth
cast, hurl or throw.[30]

M[]

maglust
alone[3], apart.[30]
malla
honored[30] or honored one.[3]
mrimm
guide, key or inspiration.[30]
mzild
more.[3][30]

N[]

natha
a/an.[3][30]
nau
no.[31][30]
neideirra
a frenzied dance competition favored in Menzoberranzan.[32]
Neirt
"whip" or "lash"[33]
Neirtarr
"whipping" or "lashing"[33]
nind
they, them, their, theirs.[3][30]
nindyn
those.[30]
noamuth
lost[3], unknown or wanderer.[30]

O[]

obsul
opening,[30]door.[34]
ogglin
enemy.[3]
olist
stealth.[3]
oloth
darkness.[3]
orbb
spider.[35]
orbbcress
spiderweb.[36]
orthae
sacred.[3]

P[]

parzdiamo
male playmate who is not the house patron.[37]
pera'dene
scapegoat.[38]
phalar- battle-marker or grave.[30]
phindar
non-intelligent monster.[3][30]
Phlar Lolth ssinssrickla
a blasphemous jest meaning when Lolth giggles.[39]
pholar
on, upon.[3][30]
phuul
are.[3][30]
plynn
take[30] or to seize.[3]
pyrimo
a small, fierce fish with sharp teeth and powerful jaws; a treasured delicacy in Menzoberranzan.[40]

Q[]

qilovestualt
a type of drow wine made from fermented mushrooms.[41]
qual'laelay
argument[30] or disagreement.[3]
quarth
to command, used as part of an order.[21]
quarthen
commanded or ordered.[30]
Quarvalsharess
the Goddess (Lolth).[3][30]
qu'ellar
house.[3][30]
qu'lith
blood.[3]
qu'uente
guts.[42]

R[]

ragar
discover, find or uncover.[30]
rath
back.[30]
ratha
backs.[30]
rathrae
behind.[3][30]
ryld
slave.[citation needed]
rivvil
human; plural is rivvin.[43][3][30]

S[]

sargh
skill at arms.[3][30]
sargtlin
drow warrior.[3][30]
sarn
beware[3] or warning.[30]
sava
a game popular among drow.[44]
shavrak
final, last.[3]
shebali
lower ones.[13]
sreen
danger.[3][30]
ssinssrigg
physical lust or selfish greed[45]; passion, longing.[3][30]
ssussun
brightness[30] or light.[3][34]
streea
to die in the service of Lolth.[3] or suicide.[30]
streeaka
fearless(ness) or reckless(ness).[30]
streeaka droc'uh
phrase meaning mad dragon.[18]

T[]

taga
than.[30]
talinth
consider[30] or to think.[3]
talthalra
council[30] or meeting.[3]
thalack
war.[3][30]
thalackz'hind
attack from afar[30] or raid.[3]
thalra
encounter[3] or meet.[30]
tinguin lal'o shrome'cak
promise of a fungal pie. It referred to something used to "sweeten the deal"; fungal pie was a delicious delicacy.[46]
tlu
to be.[3][30]
tuth
both.[3][30]

U[]

ul-Ilindith
destiny.[3][47]
uln'hyrr
liar.[48]
ultrin
conqueror, highest or supreme.[47]
ultrin sargtlin
phrase meaning supreme warrior.[49]
ultrine
supreme goddess (Lolth).[3][47]
ultrinnan
conquering, victory, to win or prevail.[3][47]
ulu
to.[3][47]
uss
one.[3][47]
ust
first.[43][3]
usstan
I, me, or anything referring to oneself.[3][47]
usstan'sargh wael
you arrogant fool.[50]

V[]

valsharess
queen. Used as a title to refer to Lolth or the most powerful matron mothers.[35][47]
veldrin
concealment or shadows.[3] This is also a common, androgynous name.[43][47]
vel'uss
who.[3][47]
velkyn
hidden[47] or invisible.[3]
velve
blade.[3][47]
vidrinath
lullaby (songs priestesses sang to young students at the Academy as they went into Reverie).[51]

W[]

wael
fool.[50][47]
waela
foolish[3] or unaware/unwary.[47]
wun
in.[3][47]
wund
among, into or within.[47]

X[]

xal
may, might, perhaps.[3][47]
xittalsh
contest of arms to prove (or win) innocence.[52]
xun
to accomplish[47] or to work.[3]
xund
effort, striving or work.[47]
xundus
acheivement or work completed.[47]

Y[]

yath
temple.[3][47]
yathrin
drow priestess.[3][47]
yathtallar
high priestess.[3][47]
yorn
power/servant/will of Lolth.[3][47]
Yor'thae
chosen one (High Drow).[53] The word comes from yorn, meaning servant of the goddess, and orthae, meaning sacred.[54]

Z[]

zedrinset
Chosen of Lolth or avatar of Lolth; this was considered a sacred word.[55]
zhah
is.[3][47]
zhaun
to learn, to know.[3][47]
zhaunil
learning, wisdom[3] or knowledge.[47]
zheel
word.[3]
z'har
to ride.[3][47]
z'hin
to walk.[3][47]
z'hind
expedition[47], to journey.[3]
z'orr
climb.[47]
z'ress
power or strength[22]; to dominate by force of will.[3][47]

Appendix[]

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