Dwarf Language to English Dictionary

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Dwarf Language English
ach kill
akh for
alfrell kind
ana is
arn white
arûna bless
ascûd steel
ascûdgamln fists of steel
astim sight
athrid leave
az the
azt then
bahst in
barzûl curse someone with ill fate
barzûlegûr curse (n.)
barzûln to curse someone with multiple misfortunes
belard guest
belgond pledge
beogh kneel
beor bear (elf word)
borith chief, arbitrator
brâgha great
brak fool
carharûg messenger
carkna danger
carn one
dar it
darm a small red fish found mainly in the ragni darmn river
delva a term of endearment among the dwarves; also a form of gold nodule indigenous to the beor mountains that the dwarves greatly prize
dem change
derûndân greeting
dom be
dômar weak
dorzada love, adoration
drâth tree
dûnost beard
dûr our
dûrmgrist clan (literally, “our hall,” or “our home”)
dûrgrimst ebardac dwarf clan; scholars
dûrgrimst fanghur dwarf clan (see also fanghur)
dûrgrimst feldûnost dwarf clan; herders and farmers (see also feldûnost)
dûrgrimst gedthrall dwarf clan; artisans
dûrgrimst ingeitum dwarf clan; metalworkers
dûrgrimst knurlcarathn dwarf clan; stoneworkers
dûrgrimst ledwonnû dwarf clan (see also ledwonnû)
dûrgrimst nagra dwarf clan (see also nagra)
dûrgrimst quan dwarf clan; religious order
dûrgrimst ragni hefthyn dwarf clan that guards the az ragni
dûrgrimst urzhad dwarf clan (see also urzhad)
dûrgrimst vrenshrrgn dwarf clan; warriors (see also shrrg)
dûrgrimstvren clan war
dweirv play
edaris blood
egraz bald, shiny
encesti holiest
eowynthir wound given by a jealous lover or spouse
erôth earth
erôthknurl a stone of earth (literally, “earthstone”)
estvarn act
estver summon, call
eta no
etal not
etzil stop
fanghur dragon-like creatures that are smaller and less intelligent than their cousins, the dragons; related to the nïdhwal (native to the beor mountains)
farthen father
farthen dûr our father
fel frost
feldûnost frostbeard (a species of goat native to the beor mountains)
felfarthen winter (literally, “frost father”)
felrast frost pass
fild who
formv this
formvn these
frekk want
fûthmér create
gáld bright
gáldhiem bright/shining head
gaml hand
ganaht straddle
gar time
gauhnith safe and good
gerdûm word
ghastgar spear-throwing contest akin to jousting and fought on the backs of feldûnost
god enter
goroth place
grimst house, hall
grimstbelard guest (literally, “hall guest”)
grimstborith clan chief (literally, “hall chief”)
grimstcarvlorss arranger of the house
grimstnzborith ruler of the dwarves, whether king or queen (literally, “halls’ chief”)
grimsthadn the lauds of a clan
grimstnzhadn all clans’ lands; the dwarves’ country
gûntera god of all under the surface
had land
harng how
harûg message
hefthyn guard
heim helm
helzvog god of stone; said to have seven fingers on each hand
hert what
hiem head
hírna likeness; statue
hort moment
hreth shade, shadow
hrethcarach shadeslayer
hrenth when
hrestvog destroy
hûthvír double-bladed staff weapon used by dûrgrimst quan
hûtt speck, mote
hwatum listen
ienmîf simultaneously, at the same time
ignh bring, accompany
il to
ilf it is
ingeitum fire workers, smiths
irânû make
is do
isidar rose
isidar mithrim star rose (the star sapphire)
isû that
jok you
jordn may
jurgen dragon
jurgencarmeitder dragon rider
jurgenvren dragonwar
kílf goddess of water
knurl stone; rock
knurla dwarf (literally, “one of stone”)
knurlaf woman, she, her
knurlafn women
knurlag man, he, him
knurlagn men
knurlar they, them
knurlcarathn stoneworkers; masons
knurldrâthn trees of stone
knurlhiem stonehead
knurlnien heart of stone
korda hammer
kóstha foot
kóstha-mérna foot-pool (a lake)
kyth city
länok beware
led neck
ledwonnû kílf’s necklace; also used as a general term for necklace
mahl cave lore
mann tall
marrv assail
meitder ride
mendûnost unbearded, beardless
menknurlan unstone ones, those who are not, or are without, stone (the worst insult in dwarvish; cannot be directly translated into english)
menotho un-faith, feckless, disloyal
mensagh enemy
menthiv son
menwarrev memory, remember
mérna pool, lake
mezzintar daughter
mithrim star
môgh bear (v.); carry
môgren pine trees native to the beor mountains
morgothal god of fire (black beard)
nagra giant boar; native to the beor mountains
nal hail (v.)
narho i
narrvel gem
we, us
nien heart
nithgech there
nos has
nzdorrim ecstacy
oc are
oen and
oeí yes; affirmative
orn eagle
ornthrond eagle eye, eye of the eagle
orodûm obligation, fate, something unavoidable
os let
otho faith
qena was
rak of
ragni river
rast pass
rath work
roth speak
sagh friend
sartos family
sartosvrenht family story, story of family, saga
sesti holy
sheilve coward
shrrg giant wolf, native to the beor mountains
sigt flicker
sindri goddess of earth
sindriznarrvel sindri’s gem
skilf me
skilfz mine
smer serve
sweld tear (as in crying)
thargen flesh
thardsvergûndnzmal something that appears other than it actually is; a fake or counterfeit; a sham
thorv shield
thriknzdal the temper line on the blade of a differentially tempered weapon
thrond eye
tor from
trangnarn a species of hawk
tronj giant
tronjheim helm of giants
turin step, stairs
ûdim will
un thus
und warrior
urû elders, sages, wise men
urûr god of air
urzhad giant cave bear, native to the beor mountains
ûtgav time: about thirteen minutes
vanyali elf (the dwarves borrowed this word from the ancient language, wherein it means magic.)
var without
vargrimst clanless, banished
vik scratch (n.)
vlorss to arrange, manage
vol endless, eternal
volfild all who
volund eternal fighter
vond happen, take place
vor by
voth food
vrem sorrow
vren war
vrenht story
vrenshrrgn wolves of war, war wolves
vrron enough
wôno mortal
werg the dwarves’ equivalent of ugh (used humorously in the place name werghadn; werghadn translates as either “the land of ugh” or, more liberally, “the ugly land”)
wharn also, as
warrev forget
wonnû ring
zeitmen honor
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