Ancient Language to English Dictionary

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Ancient Language English
abr of
ach do
adurna water
äenora broad
agaetí celebration
agaetí blödhren blood-oath celebration (held once a century to honor the original pact between elves and dragons)
agaetra celebratory
a, an
aiedail the morning star
akr wet, moist, mist, damp (see also rakr)
alalëa a melencholy dream of great beauty, also the elves’ homeland
aldanarí create (v.)
älfa elf
älfakyn the race of elves
älfinn she (f. elf)
älfr he (m. elf)
algara intend
allr all (may be shortened to al when used as a prefix, as in albitr)
andask die
andlát death
aptr back adv. (you go back)
ár early
arget silver
argetlam silver hand
artos bear
arúnd over
ástar love
astorí welcome
äthalvard an organization of elves dedicated to the preservation of their songs and poems
äthr on, onto
atra let
audr up
auga eye
aurboda banish
baní death
bak back n.
beor bear
bidja cry (to beg/ask)
bita bite
bitr biter
bjartr bright
bjartskular brightscales
bjartstál brightsteel
blädr blade
blaka flapper
blanda mix
blautr soft from being cooked with liquid
bleikr shining, white
blinkna become pale
blödh blood
blödhgarm bloodwolf
blödhren a blood-oath
blöthr halt; stop
blunda shut ones eyes
boetk broad
böllr a round object; an orb
brakka reduce
breoal family; house
brisingr fire (see also: istalrí)
brun brow
burthr birth
celöbra honor
chetowä sage, wise man
daéda lord
daert a dart, spear
dag day
dagshelgr hallowed day
darmthrell brother
datia mists
daufr deaf
dauthdaert death spear: name given to the lances the elves made for killing dragons
dauthí death
dautr daughter
dauthleikr mortal
delling scintillating
deloi soil, earth
delois a green-leafed plant with purple flowers
deyja die
domia abr wyrda dominance of fate (book)
domia dominance
drahtr pulling
dras city
draumr dream
dreyma illusion
drjugr lasting, strong
dröttning queen
dröttningu princess (roughly; it’s not an exact translation)
drukna be drowned
du the
du fells nángoröth the blasted mountains
du fyrn skulblaka the dragon war
du namar aurboda the banishing of the names
“du silbena datia” “the sighing mists” (a poem song)
du sundavar freohr the death of the shadows
du völlar eldrvarya the burning plains
du weldenvarden the guarding forest
dúmbr dumb
dvelja delay
dvergr dwarf
dwerva night
dwerva thindr night pine; the trees that grow in the beor mountains
ebrithil master
eddyr am
edtha me
edoc’sil unconquerable
edur a tor or prominence
eïnradhin oath or word
eitha go; leave
eka i
ekar oak
elda a gender-neutral honorific of great praise, suffix attached with a hyphen
eldhrimner grow
eldrvarí burn
eldunarí the heart of hearts; the gem-like stone wherein the dragons can store their consciousness
ellesméra splendor
elrun thank
elthrimórno pardon
ementyr ladies
eom to
er is
erisdar the flameless lanterns both the elves and the dwarves use (named after the elf who invented them)
ero was
erní were
eru are
esterní good fortune
ethgrí invoke
ethilnadras brush scrub
evarína star
eyddr empty
eyra ear
faelnirv elven liqueur
fairth a picture taken by magical means on a shingle of slate
fell mountain
fëon flowers
fethr feather
finiarel an honorific for a young man of great promise, suffix attached with a hyphen
finna find
fjandí enemy
flauga fly (v.)
flautja float
flautr floater
flutningr report, carry
fódhr marked
förn gift (n.)
fortha to put forth
fra from
fram forward
framvír before, in front of
frëma more
freohr death
frethya hide (v.)
fricai friend
fricai andlát death friend (a poisonous mushroom)
fuin ???
fyrn war
gala sing, chant
galba big
galbatorix big king
galdr spell, enchantment
gánga go
garm hound (n.)
garjzla light
gata path, passage
gath bring together, unite
gedwëy palm
gedwëy ignasia shining palm
gëuloth dull, to dull something
grathr hunger
grind gate
guliä luck
haedh height
hafr goat
hafrí oats
haina harm
hald apple
haldthin thornapple
hamarr stone crag, hammer
harmr sorrow
hávr have, posses
heill healed, heal
helgrind the gates of death
herdtha harden
hernskja armor
hjall hall
hjarta heart
hlaupa run
hljödhr silent
hórna hear, listen
hröslvalhr walrus
hrúthr crust
hrygr back (n.)
hügin thought
hugr mind
huildr hold
hurdh door
hvass sharp
hvat what
hvitr white
hwal whale
iet my (informal)
ietdar myself (only form)
ignasia shine
ikonoka is whole
ilia happy
ília palace (n.)
ilian happiness
illa badly
illr bad
íllgrathr bad hunger, burrow grubs
ilumaro true
ilumëo truth
indlvarn a rider and dragon where the dragon has suffered body death but continues to live on in their heart of hearts
islingr light-bringer, illuminator
istalrí fire (see also brisingr)
jierda break; hit
kalfí calf of the leg
karst chest, casket
kausta come
kenna know
keppr stick
knífr knife
kodthr catch
kona woman
könungr king
kópa stare
kremja pinch, squeeze
kuldr gold
kvaedhí poetic
kverst cut
kvetha greetings
kveykva lightning
kvïstr branch
kynn race of people
ládrin open
laesa lock
lam hand
lámarae a fabric made by cross-weaving wool and nettle threads (similar in construction to linsey-woolsey, but of higher quality)
lauf leaf
laufsblädr leaf’s-blade
laust without
lethrblaka a bat; the ra’zac’s mounts (literally, “leather-flapper”)
lethr leather
letta stop
lianí a vine
liduen script, writing (n.)
liduen kvaedhí poetic script
líf life
lífa live
litil little
loivissa a blue, deep-throated lily that grows in the empire
losna release
lotha sky
lunaea smooth
mäe a fragment of a word that eragon never finished saying
maela quiet
malmr metal
malthinae to bind or hold in place; confine
manin memory
mar but
medh with
menoa mother
midhring humble
mïnen injury, harm, disease
moi change
mor’ranr peace
mulabra mean
nagz blanket, cloth
naina make bright
nalgask a mixture of beeswax and hazelnut oil used to moisten the skin
nangoröth blasted, withered
nam name
namar names
no
néiat not
nen as
nïdhwal dragon-like creatures that live in the sea, related to the fanghur
niernen orchid
nosu us
nuanen beautiful
o the negative prefix un- (see also u)
ono you
onr your
orgetorix king of killers
oro arrow
orothrim fools’ wisdom
orpinn warped
orpin warp
orr mad
orúm serpent, wyrm
osthato mourning
osthato chetowä the mourning sage
oth with
otherúm swear
pömnuria my (formal)
raehta right (n.)
rakr wet, moist, mist, damp (see also akr)
ramr strong
raudhr red
rauthr misfortune
reisa raise
ren oath
rextugenos son of justice
rïsa rise
ristvak’baen place of sorrow (baen—used here and in urû’baen, the capital of the empire—is always pronounced bane and is an expression of great sadness/grief)
rune poem, song
may
seithr witch
sem that
sharjalví move, movement
shur’tugal dragon rider
silbena sigh
sitja stay, remain
sja look
sjon see
skaga project, stick out
skagí promintory
skal bowl, drinking cup
skald poet
skálpr sheath, shell
skilna bragh a deadly poison
skölir shield
sköliro shielded
skul scale
skulblaka dragon (literally, “scale-flapper”)
skuta taunt
skyrta shirt
sláegr clever
slauta slauta is difficult to translate; it is a sharp, cleaving sound, like that of cracking stone, but it can also mean to make such a sound
slytha sleep
snal snail
snalglí a race of giant snails that live on vroengard
solus sun
söngr song
stál steel
stenr stone, rock
stjarna star
stydja rest
sund sound
sundavr shadow
sundavrblaka a bird native to vroengard island (literally “shadow-flapper”)
svartr black
svell ice
sven sight
sverd sword
svit wise
svit-kona a formal honorific for a woman of great wisdom
taelda entrap
taka take possession of
talos a cactus found near helgrind
tauthr follow
thae then
thaefathan thicken
thar there
thäet it
theirra their
thelduin rule over
therr they
theyna be silent
thin thorn
thindr pine tree
thön than
thorna those
thornessa this
thorta speak
thrautha throw
threyja desire
thrífa grasp, seize
thrífask grasp for oneself
thringa rain
thrysta thrust; compress
thurra dry (v.)
thverr traverse
titlingr sparrow
togira cripple
togira ikonoka the cripple who is whole
traevam tree
tuatha temper, tempering
tuatha du orothrim tempering the fool’s wisdom (level in riders’ training)
u the negative prefix for in-, un-, dis. (see also o)
un and
und nothingness, the void
undir under
unin in
vae we
vaengr wing
vaer sea
vaer ethilnadras a brown, free-floating seaweed with gas-filled bladders along the joints of its branching stem
vaetna scatter, dispel
vakna awaken
vald rule
valdr ruler
vandr bad
vanta is lacking
vanyalí magic
vara spring (the season)
vard guard, ward
varda watch over
varden warders, guardians
vardi protect
vaupna arm
vel upon
vëoht slow
vér its
vercingetorix great king of warriors
verda become
vergandí killer
vergarí kill
vergathos forgetfulness
verkr pain
verma heat (n.)
verrunsmal fight (v.)
vervada storm-cleaver
vindr air, wind
vinr friend
vinr älfakyn elf friend
vodhr a male honorific of middling praise, suffix attached with a hyphen
vök hole in ice
völlr field
vöndr a thin, straight stick
vor a male honorific for a close friend, suffix attached with a hyphen
vrangr awry; wandering
waíse be
welden forest
weohnata will
weohnataí would

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Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, along with Eragon’s Guide to Alagaësia. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA.

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