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A keg of smokepowder with a warning label in Common and Elvish.

A list of words and phrases from the Elven language.

A[]

aegiskeryn
shield guardian[1]
aeloulaev
"when peaces meets", a collective term for a period of four years (interchangeable with pyesigen). Plural: aeloulaeva.[2]
aerister
"teacher"[3]
aes
"hunted"[3]
aethen
"others", modern elven slang for non-elves.[4]
akhiilor
place of duty.[5]
Ai armiel telere maenen hir.
"You hold my heart forever."[6]
Akh'Faer
"Army of the Art", collective term for the magical military of Cormanthyr used during the Fall of Myth Drannor. Singular: Akh'Faern.[7]
Akh'Velahr
"Army of Arms", collective term for the standard military of Cormanthyr used during the Fall of Myth Drannor. Singular: Akh'Velahrn.[7]

"A true friend
As the trees and the water
Are true friends."

Al hond ebrath, uol tath shantar en tath lalala ol hond ebrath.
"A true friend, as the trees and the water are true friends."[8]
amakiir
"gem flower"[9]
amastacia
"star flower"[9]
ansrivarr
"memory"[10]
arakhor
"tree warden" or "one who protects the forest"[11]
Arselu'Tel'Quess
"The Great Art of the People", meaning Elven High Magic.[12]
asathalfinare
Contraction of a longer phrase with the meaning "those who have their being in the sea haunted by the true dream"; name of a group of sea-related deities.[13]
Auglathla
"Winterbreeze", an old elvish surname.[14]

B[]

be-inway
"wake"[15]
bhin
"young human male" (slang)[16]
biir
"garbage", used as an insult against those of half-elven and human heritage.[16]
Bwaelan Dro
"It's Good to be Alive", a religious hymn of celebration.[17]

C[]

col
"not", used as a prefix that means "not," as in "Colson" meaning "not-son" (i.e., "daughter").[18]
Cinnaelos'Cor
"The Day of Corellon's Peace", or Shieldmeet[2]
Cryshal-Tirith
"crystal tower"[19]

D[]

dhaeroaw
"traitor", etymological precursor to "drow".[20]
Durmista
"Forest of Twilight"[21]

E[]

eisliesen
"killing"[3]

F[]

Faerûn
"one land" in old elven[22]
fete
"fire"[23]

G[]

galanodel
"moon whisper"[9]
Gwyllachaightaeryll
"the Many-Splendored", the Elven name of Crescent Grove, Corellon's palace in Arvandor.[24]

H[]

holimion
"diamond dew"[9]
hond ebrath
"true friend(s)"[8]

I[]

illunathros
"cold illumination of the moon"[25]
ilphelkiir
"gem blossom"[9]
Iqua'Tel'Quessir
"Creator Races"[26]
irinal
"forsaken (used as a derisive term by surface elves to refer to Drow)"[27]
ivaebhin
"boy filled with brightness"[28]

K[]

kerym
"blade" (as in blade made of steel)[29][note 1] or "sword".[30]
kiira
(formally, tel'kiira) "lore gem". See also Selu'Kiira.[31]
Kirthol Erdel
the Thunder Peaks mountain range.[32]
kyre
flawless.[33]

L[]

laran
"regal" or "one who is regal".[citation needed]
Laranlas
"Regal lady", a title used by female rulers of Ardeep.[34]
Laranlors
"Regal lord", a title used by male rulers of Ardeep.[34]
liadon
"silver frond"[9]
liyan
"homosexual male" (slang)[35]

M[]

maethe
"perhaps", modern elven slang[4]
meliamne
"oaken heel"[9]
mithardir
"white dust"[36]

N[]

naïlo
"night breeze"[9]
Noromath
"Legacy of the North"[37]
N'landroshien
"Darkness in Light"[38]
N'Tel'Quess
"Not-people". A derogatory term elves use to describe non-elves.[39]
Nyrhlas
"whip" or "lash"[40]
Nyrtlassa
"whipping" or "lashing"[40]
N'Vaelhar
Shadow soldiers. Singular: N'Vaelharn.[31]

O[]

Oloth elgg ssussun.
"Darkness slays light."[17]

P[]

pyesigen
"four snows:", a collective term for a period of four years (interchangeable with aeloulaev). Plural: pyesigeni.[2]

R[]

raer
"unicorn"[41]
re
"bear"[41]
relthwin
"refuge"[42]
ren
"west"[41]
rid
"spear"[41]
ru
"dream"[41]
rua
"star"[41]
ruathimaer
"starwing", a type of spelljammer ship controlled by the Evermeet elves.[43]
rum
"meadow"[41]
ry
"jade"[41]
rysar
a span of important time or a generation, depending on its context. Usually, it is used to measure the reign of a specific elven ruler. Rysar are further broken down by aeloulaeva, pyesigeni, or a particular ruler's reign.[2]

S[]

saece
"crossdresser" (slang)[35]
savalir
"murderer"[44]
Selu'Kiira
"High lore gems".[31]
Selu'Taar
"High Caster" or "The Art's Disciples", i.e., High Mages.[12]
shaeda
"bisexual female" (slang, derogatory)[35]
siannodel
"moon brook"[9]
Sildur
"at rest after changing". Referred to an animal, insect, or plant having reached maturity after passing through a life-cycle of changes. Was later borrowed by Common as a term for transgender individuals.[45]
solicallor
"warm light of the sun"[46]
sreea
"promiscuous female" (slang, derogatory)[35]
srendaen
"beautiful, only applied to things of natural beauty not to people"[47]

T[]

talibund
the veiled one. referring to the creature whose future is unclear and cannot be divined.[48]
Tel'Quessir
the collective name elves use for their race. translates into common to mean, "The People".[39]
teu-kelytha
legendary moon horse of Evermeet.[49]
thaethiira
"someone who enjoys having (shapechanging) spells cast upon them as part of sexual play" (slang, derogatory)[35]
trazaethe
living tree homes.[50]

V[]

vaendaan-naes
"reborn in life's bright struggles"[51]
vaendin-thiil
"fatigued by life's dark trials"[51]
vyshaan
a vile curse or an insult, in reference to the Vyshaan clan.[20]

W[]

walaxyrvaan
"lynx of approaching dusk"[52]

X[]

xiloscient
"gold petal"[9]

Y[]

Y'landrothiel
"Traveler's Star"[38]
Y'tellarien
"The Far Star"[38]
Yyllethyn
sun-follower, a breed of horse.[53]

Z[]

zenar
"less than half". Used as an insult to humans born to a half-elven parent.[16]

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. See, for example, Artblade (Ary'Faern'Kerym), Warblade (Ary'Velahr'Kerym), and Rulers' Blade (Ar'Cor'Kerym).

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