Date:Oct 7 1997
Official BatMUD Drow to English Dictonary
- A -
abban ally, not-enemy
abbil comrade, trusted friend
akh band, group
alur better, superior
alurl best, foremost
alust in front, facing, in the forefront
- B -
bauth around, about
bautha dodge, to dodge
belaern wealth, coinage, treasure
belbau to give
bol item, thing (unknown, unidentified,
mysterious, or imporant)
- C -
cahallin food (produce or harvest, including
raid-spoils, but not hunted game or
colbauth path, known way
- D -
darthiir faeries, surface elves, traitors
dro life, alive
- E -
elgg kill, slay, destroy
elamshin detiny, he will of lolth
elend usual, traditional
elendar continue, continued, continuing,
- F -
faerbol magical item
faern wizards, magic-worker (of either
sex, any race)
- G -
golhyrr trick, ruse, trap
- H -
harl down, under, below
haszak illithid (mind flayer)
honglath clear thinking, calm, bravery,
- I -
iblith offal, excrement, carrion (oath)
ilharn patron (of House; title)
ilhar mother, to mother (to give give
birth to young - not to comfort
ilharess matron (of House; title)
ilindith aim, goal, hoped-for event
inth plan,stratagem, scheme
inthigg agreement, treaty
- J -
jabbuk master (male in charge of some
task or office; rank or title)
jivvin fun, play (amusing cruelty,
- K -
khaless trust (especially misplaced or
kulg snag, hitch, blockage (wo will,
or actual - e.g. debris in a
shaft or passage)
kulggen deliberate rampart, shield, or
kyone alert/alertly, wary/warily,
kyorl watch, wait, guard
kyorlin watching, waiting, guarding
- L -
luth cast, throw, hurl
- M -
maglust apart, alone
malla honered (term of respect)
mrimm guide, key, inspiration
- N -
nind they, them, their, theirs
noamuth wanderer, lost, unknown
- O -
obsul opening, door, gap or chink
ogglin rival, opponent, enemy (active;
all creatures are considered
olist caution, stealth
oloth darkness (utter natural darkness
or magical darkness)
orthae holy, sacred
- P -
phalar grave, battle-marker
phindar monster, dangerous being (especially
a non-intelligent creature)
pholor on, upon
plynn take, seize
- Q -
qua'laely disagreement, argument, confrontation
(not yet open conflict)
quarth order (exercise of authorith)
quarvalsharess goddess (Lolth; other goddesses are
quarthen ordered, commanded
qu'ellar House (titled noble family)
- R -
ragar find, discover, uncover
- S -
sargh confidence in weapons, battle-might,
sargtlin (drow) warrior
sarn! beware! warning!
ssinssrigg passion, lust, greed, longing, love
streea suicide, death in the service of Lolth,
a House, or a community
streeaka reckless(ness), fearless(ness)
ssussun light, brightness
- T -
talinth think, consider
thalra meet, encounter
talthalra meeting, council, parley
thalack war, open fighting
thalackz'hind raid, attack from afar
tlu be, to be
- U -
ultrin supreme, highest, conqueror ("ultrine"
when applide to Lolth only)
ultrinnan conquering, victory, to win or prevail
usstan this one (self, I)
usstil one in my place
- V -
veldrin shadows, concealment afforded by varying
velkyn unseen, hidden, invisible
velve blade (dagger, knife, sword)
- W -
waela foolish, unaware/unwary
wund among, within, into
- X -
xal may, might, perhaps
xun do, to complete or accomplish
xund striving, effort, work
xundus doing, achievement, work completed or
manifested in some concrete result
- Y -
yath temple, of the temple (property, work,
yathrin (drow) priestess
yathtallar high priestess
yorn power/will/servant-creature of the
- Z -
zhaun to learn, to know
zhaunil learning, wisdom, knowledge
z'hind trip, journet, expedition
z'ress power, strength, force, dominance
(especially of the will - i.e. success
Some common Drow phrases:
Jal khaless zhah waela.
All trust is Foolish.
Oloth zhah tuth abbil lueth ogglin.
Darkness is both friend and enemy.
Xun izil dos phuul quarthen, lueth dro.
Do as you are ordered , and live.
Lolth tlu malla; jal ultrinnan zhah xundus.
Lolth be praised; all victory is her doing.
Ilharessen zhaunil alurl.
(Matron) Mothers know best.
Lil alurl velve zhah lil velkyn uss.
The best knife is the unseen one.
Lil waela lueth waela ragar brorna -
lueth wund nind, kyorlin elghinn.
The follish and unwary find suprises -
and among them, waiting death.
Khaless nau uss mzild taga dosstan.
Trust no one more than yourself.
Nindyn vel'uss kyorl nind ratha thalra
elghinn dal lil alust.
Those who watch their backs meet death
from the front.
Ulu z'hin maglust dal Qu'ellar lueth
Valsharess zhah ulu s'hin wund lil phalar.
To walk apart from House and Queen
is to walk into the grave.
Kyorl jal bauth, kyone, lueth lil Quarvalsharess
xal belbau dos lil belbol del elendar dro.
Watch all about, warilt, and the Goddess may give
you the gift of continued life.
Vel'uss zhaun alur taga lil Quarvalsharess?
who knows better than the Goddess?