TL'Ilythiiri Zhaun'ol

{The Drow Dictionary}

Note: This file is credited to the Temple of Lloth. Also note that the word list in this file is VERY old (as in, 1996). This file is useful primarily for its grammatical usage rules. You are advised to use the word list from more current sources like the House Maerdyn translator or the Drow Fortress. Sometime I'll update this page so it's more current and prettier, but for now this little bit is better than nothing. --Brisid (26 Oct 2003)


Cali Vandas <Cali3rd@AOL.COM>

 

A'quarthus a'lil Mzilst Malla Nedylene, Valsharess d'lil Ilythiiri d'Rilauven
{Commissioned by the Most Honored Nedylene, Queen of the Drow of Rilauven}

 

Xundus a'lil Ulathtallar d'Arach-Tinilith, Larenil
{Completed by the Arch Priestess of Arach-Tinilith, Larenil}

 

Bel'laus wun zha'linth d'lil Malla Ilharess, Innelda Isher Lylyl
{Dedicated in memory of the Honored Matron, Innelda Isher Lylyl}

 

Xuil mzil fielthalen dal Karlin Mott, Wanre d'Sorcere
{With many contributions from Karlin Mott, Apprentice of Sorcere}


-- TABLE OF CONTENTS --

 

OOC NOTES

USAGE NOTES

GRAMMAR

Pluralization

Possessive Case

Verbs

Adjectives

Adverbs

NEVERWINTER NOBLE HOUSES

OTHER NOBLE HOUSES

DROW CITIES

CITY INSTITUTES

DEITIES

TITLES

RACES

SPECIAL WORDS

COMMON TO DROW

DROW TO COMMON

DIRECTIONS

NUMBERS

PHRASES

PROVERBS


I. OOC NOTES

Many of the Drow words and phrases appearing below are excerpts from "The Drow of the Underdark" by TSR, Inc., and other authorized AD&D sources. Where applicable, these excerpts are displayed in capital letters. The remaining Drow words and phrases have been developed by the Temple of Lloth ("TOL"). This dictionary may be distributed through licensed TSR sites and used in connection with any AD&D role-playing activity. However, TOL requests that no alterations or additions be made to this dictionary for use in Neverwinter Nights ("NWN") without the consent of the TOL GM.

 

II. USAGE NOTES

This dictionary has been prepared by the Sorcere for the use of the Drow in dealing with other races and as a guide for other races in the proper dealings with the Drow. To facilitate such use, the majority of this Dictionary has been translated into Common.

Any Drow allowed contact with other races should have received training in proper conduct elsewhere, thus no effort has been made to supplement such training here. Non-Drow are advised to pay heed to these Usage Notes. Many Drow societies welcome mutually profitable or pleasurable dealings with other races or societies. However, the Drow are a justly proud people and are quick to take offense -- often fatal offense -- at what they perceive to be insults or breaches of etiquette.

You have been warned.

 

III. GRAMMAR

 

IIIa. PLURALIZATION

Withstanding irregular forms, a plural is completed by "en" if it ends in a consonant or "n" if it ends in a vowel.

Singular

Plural

Jabbress
{Mistress}

Jabbressen
{Mistresses}

Velve {Blade}

Velven {Blades}

 

IIIb. POSSESSIVE CASE

Coincidentally, the possessive case in the Drow language is very similar to the Common Tongue used by most races. The possessive case is completed with "'s" except if the word ends in "s" where upon "'" is added.

Sarn lil velg'larn's inthen

{Beware the assassin's schemes}

Nindil zhah lil Valsharess' elgluth

{That is the Valsharess' whip}

 

IIIc. VERBS

A verb has different forms depending on its number (singular or plural); person (first, second, third); voice (active, passive); tense (present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, future perfect); and mood (indicative, imperative, subjunctive).

NUMBER: Withstanding irregular verbs, the singular form is completed with "ar".

Singular

Plural

Lil sargtlin elggar
{The warrior kills}

Lil sargtlinen elgg
{The warriors kill}

Uss jaluk elar
{One male dies}

Draa jaluken el
{Two males die}

 

PERSON: Verbs usually have a different form only in the third person singular of the present tense. Withstanding irregular verbs, the third person singular of the present tense is completed with "e".

Usstan belbau
{I give}

Dos belbau
{You give}

Uk belbaue
{He gives}

Usstan luth
{I cast}

Dos luth
{You cast}

Il luthe
{She casts}

 

VOICE: A passive verb is a combination of a "be" verb and a past participle.

Active

L'Yathrin harventhe ukt karliik
{The Yathrin severs his head}

Passive

Ukt karliik zhahus harventhus a'lil Yathrin
{Hishead was severed by the Yathrin}

TENSE: Withstanding irregular verbs, the past tense is completed with "us".

 

Active Voice

Passive Voice

Present Tense

Uk phlithe
{He hates}

Uk zhah phlithus
{He is hated}

Past Tense

Usstan phlithus
{I hated}

Usstan zhahus phlithus
{I was hated}

Future Tense

Dos orn phlith
{You will hate}

Dos orn tlu phlithus
{You will be hated}

Present Perfect

Dos inbal phlithus
{You have hated}

Dos inbal tlus phlithus
{You have been hated}

Past Perfect

Il inbalus phlithus
{She had hated}

Il inbalus tlus phlithus
{She had been hated}

Future Perfect

Usstan zhal inbal phlithus
{I shall have hated}

Usstan zhal inbal tlus phlithus
{I shall have been hated}

 

MOOD: The mood of the verb indicates the tone in which the statement is made. The common "-ing" ending found in many verbs of the indicative mood is completed with "-in". There are no other endings for the imperative or subjunctive moods.

Indicative

Udos phuul raldarin l'waess da'fol rivvin.
{We are stripping the skin from some humans}

 

IIId. ADJECTIVES

Adjectives have three forms: positive, comparative, and superlative. Withstanding irregular forms, the comparative form is completed with "ur" while the superlative is completed with "url". The common "-ful"suffix for many adjectives is indicated by "'urn".

 

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

Olath
{Dark}

Olathur
{Darker}

Olathurl
{Darkest}

Ssin'urn
{Beautiful}

Mzild ssin'urn
{More beautiful}

Mzilst ssin'urn
{Most beautiful}

 

IIIe. ADVERBS

Adverbs, like adjectives, have three forms: positive, comparative, and superlative. Withstanding irregular forms, the comparative form is completed with "ur" while the superlative is completed with "url". The common "-ly" suffix for many adverbs is indicated by "ne" (or "e" if ending in "n").

 

IV. NEVERWINTER NOBLE HOUSES

Faen Tlabbar

currently 1st House of Neverwinter

Fey-Branche

currently 2nd House of Neverwinter

Rilynt'tar

currently 3rd House of Neverwinter

Lylyl

currently 4th House of Neverwinter

Auvryndar

defunct

Baenre

defunct

DeVir

defunct

Ky'Alur

defunct

Noquar

defunct

 

V. OTHER NOBLE HOUSES

Aleanrahel

Aleval

Arabani

Arkhenneld

Barrison'del'armgo

Claddath

Despana

Do'Urden

Eilservs

Everhate

Freth

Helviiryn

Hlaund

Hun'ett

Kenafin

Kilsek

Maerret

Melarn

Ousstyl

Teken'duis

Tormtor

Zauviir

 

VI. DROW CITIES

Rilauven - Drow city of Neverwinter

Abaethaggar

Abburth

Baereghel

Charrvhel'raugaust

Chaulssin

Ched Nasad

Cheth Rrhinn

Erelhei-Cinlu

Eryndlyn

Faneadar

Guallidurth

Haundrauth

Ithilaughym

Llurth Dreier

Luihaulen'tar

Maerimydra

Menzoberranzan

Orlytlar

Sshamath

Sshanntynlan

Szithlin

T'lindhet

Tyrybblyn

Uluitur

Undraeth

V'elddrinnsshar

Waethe Hlammachar

Yuethindrynn

 

VII. CITY INSTITUTES

ARACH-TINILITH

Temple of Lloth and academy for Yathrin

El'lar d'Ssinssrigg

House of Pleasure

SORCERE

Academy of Wizardry

MELEE-MAGTHERE

Academy of Warfare

Valsharen Drow Vel'Xundussa Magthere

Royal Drow Security Institute ("VDVM")

 

VIII. DEITIES

EILISTRAEE

The Dark Maiden
lesser goddess (chaotic-good)
goddess of the good Drow - enemy of Lloth

GHAUNADAUR

That Which Lurks (The Elder Elemental God)
lesser god (chaotic-evil)
god of the creatures of the Underdark

LLOTH
(LOLTH, LOETHE)

The Queen of Spiders
minor goddess (chaotic-evil)
goddess of the Drow

VHAERUN

The Masked God of Night
lesser god (chaotic-evil)
god of thievery & Drow interests on the surface

 

IX. TITLES

BREGAN D'AERTHE

Mercenary Band of rogue Drow

C'RINTRI

noble Drow (C'rintrin - nobles)

Dalharil

Daughter

Dalharuk

Son

Faerz'un'arr

Seeress

ILHARESS

Matron

ILHARN

Patron

Jabbress

Mistress
(female in charge of some task or office)

JABBUK

Master
(male in charge of some task or office)

MALLA

honored
(a term of respect preceding a title)

Qu'abban

House Agent
(sometimes used for non-House agent)

Qu'el'faeruk

House Wizard

Qu'el'saruk

House Weapons Master

Qu'el'velguk

House Assassin

SARGTLIN

Drow Warrior

SHEBALI

Rogue, non-noble Drow

Ssins d'Aerth

professional entertainer (prostitute)

Ulathtallar

Arch Priestess of the Arach-Tinilith

Ulfaerz'un'arr

Arch Seeress of the Sorcere

Ul'Saruk

Warlord of the Melee-Magthere

Ul'Veldriss

Arch Shadow Mistress of the VDVM

Valuk

male monarch (reference for non-Drow races)

VALSHARESS

Queen

Veldriss/Veldruk

Shadow Mistress/Master
(obtained only by training at the VDVM)

Yath'Abban

Temple Agent
(sometimes used for non-TOL agent)

YATHRIN

Priestess of Lloth

YATHTALLAR

High Priestess of Lloth

 

X. RACES

DARTHIIR

surface elf/elves

DUERGAR

deep dwarf/dwarves

GOL

goblin (GOLN - goblins)

hargluk

dwarf (harglukkin - dwarves)

HASZAK

illithid (HASZAKKIN - illithids)

RIVVIL

human (RIVVIN - humans)

sakphul

halfling/halflings

tagnik'zur

dragon/dragons

tu'rilthiir

half-elf/elves

yingil

gnome (yingilin - gnomes)

 

XI. SPECIAL WORDS

alartae

greater tentacle rod

DRAGAZHAR

Underdark bat

DRIDER

Half-spider/Half-Drow abomination

ILYTHIIRI

Drow

jilorbb

jade spider

llarl

adamantine arm

MYRLOCHAR

Soul Spider (Minion of Lloth)

olartae

lesser tentacle rod

orbdrin

spider mask

orlenggin

sacrificial altar

orshal

sacrificial chalice

orvelve

sacrificial spider dagger

qu'ilinsar

House insignia

sithyrr

Drow hand crossbow

ulartae

master tentacle rod

YOCHLOL

Handmaiden of Lloth

 

XII. COMMON TO DROW

a

NATHA (seldom used)

about

BAUTH

above

phor

accomplish

XUN

accomplishment

XUNDUS

accomplishments

xundussa

achievement

XUNDUS

achievements

xundussa

across

naudal

additional

mziln

after

p'luin

against

qua'laen

agree

qua'l

agreement

INTHIGG

aim (goal)

ILINDITH

alert

KYONE

alertly

KYONE

alike

esaph

alive

DRO

all

JAL

allure

ssinss

ally

ABBAN

alone

MAGLUST

also

mziln

although

d'ril

am

uil

ambush

thalack'vel

among

WUND

amulet

ilinsar

and

LUETH

another

jalbyr

any

jala

anybody

jalkhel

anyone

jaluss

anything

jalbol

apart

MAGLUST

apprentice

wanre

are

PHUUL

argument

QUA'LAELAY

arm

da're

armor

ky'ostal

around

BAUTH

arrest

ply'uss

arrow

b'luth'ol

as

IZIL

assassin

velg'larn

assassinate

ol'elg

assassination

ol'elghinn

at

a

attractive

ssin'urn

avoid

BAUTHA

avoiding

bauthin

back

RATH

backs

RATHA

backstab

rath'elg

band

AKH

barrier

KULGGEN

battle

THALACK

battle-might

SARGH

be

TLU

beauty

ssin

beautiful

ssin'urn

because

p'wal

been

tlus

before

p'los

behind

RATHRAE

below

HARL

beneath

HARL

beside

tu'suul

best

ALURL

better

ALUR

between

tu'fyr

beware

SARN

beyond

tu'jol

birth

ILHAR

bitch

elg'caress

bite

tril

bitter

riknueth

blade

VELVE

bless

bel'la

block

KULG

blockage

KULG

blood

vlos

brazier

linthre

break

harventh

brother

dalninuk

body

khel

bond

valm

book

zhuan'ol

both

TUTH

bow

b'luthyrr

bravery

HONGLATH

brightness

ssussun

but

jhal

by

a

calm

HONGLATH

captive

kul'gobuss

capture

ply'uss

care

kyon

careful

KYONE

carefully

KYONE

carefulness

kyona

carrion

IBLITH

cast

LUTH

cattle

rothe

cauldron

linth'el

caution (distrust)

ne'kales

caution (stealth)

OLIST

cave

har'ol

cavern

har'ol

chalice

shanaal

charm

ssinss

chest

mamulen

child

dalhar

children

dalharen

city

che'el

climb

Z'ORR

cloak

PIWAFWI

coinage

BELAERN

cold

inthuul

come

doer

command

QUARTH

commanded

QUARTHEN

commission

a'quarth

commissioned

a'quarthus

complain

elg'car

complaining

elg'carin

complete (n)

XUNDUS

complete (v)

XUN

comrade

ABBIL

concealment

VELDRIN

confrontation

QUA'LAELAY

conquer

har'luth

conquering

ULTRINNAN

conqueror

ULTRIN

conqueror (Lloth)

ULTRINE

consider

TALINTH

considering

talinthin

conspiracy

olis'inth

continue

ELENDAR

continued

ELENDAR

continuing

elendarin

contribution

fielthal

council

TALTHALRA

coup

olis'inthigg

coward

rath'arg

cowardice

rath'argh

create

beldro

cut

harventh

dagger

VELVE

danger

SREEN

dark

olath

darkness

OLOTH

dart

kyil

darts

kyilen

daughter

dalharil

dead

elghinyrr

death

ELGHINN

death (in Lloth's name)

STREEA

deceit

waerr'ess

dedicate

bel'la

despise

phlith

destiny

UL-ILINDITH

destiny (of Lloth)

ELAMSHIN

destroy

ELGG

did

xunus

die

el

different

endar

disagree

qua'lae

disagreement

QUA'LAELAY

discover

RAGAR

dishonor

rath'argh

distrust (n)

ne'kales

distrust (v)

ne'kalsa

do

XUN

dodge

BAUTHA

dodging

bauthin

doing

xunin

dominance

Z'RESS

done

xunor

don't

xuat

door

OBSUL

down

HARL

dragon

tagnik'zur

dwelling

el'lar

each

weth

earth (element)

har'dro

eat

cal

effort

XUND

either

usbyr

electricity

nizzre'

encounter

THALRA

endure

ELENDAR

enemy

OGGLIN

escape

do'bauth

escaping

do'bauthin

ESP

z'talin

every

ril

everybody

rilkhel

everyone

riluss

everything

rilbol

evil

verin

excrement

IBLITH

expedition

Z'HIND

extra

mziln

eye

sol

eyes

solen

face

jindurn

facing

ALUST

father

ILHARN

favor

elamshinae

fawn

s'lurpp

fawning

s'lurppin

fearless

STREEAKA

fearlessness

STREEAKA

female

jalil

few

stath

fighting

melee

fighting (magical)

melaer

find

RAGAR

fire

chath

flame

chath

flatter

s'lurpp

flattering

s'lurppin

flesh

siltrin

food

CAHALLIN

fool

WAEL

foolish

WAELA

for

whol

force

Z'RESS

forefront

ALUST

forgive

nelgeth

forgiveness

nelgetha

friend

ABBIL

from

DAL (often shortened to da')

fun

JIVVIN

future

ulin

gap

OBSUL

gem

eoul

get

inbau

gift

BELBOL

give

BELBAU

glass

shanaal

go

alu

goal

ILINDITH

goblet

shanaal

going

aluin

goddess (generic)

Quar'valsharess

goddess (Lloth)

Quarval-sharess

gone

alus

good

bwael

grace (holy)

elamshinae

grace

suliss

graceful

suliss'urn

grave (tomb)

PHALAR

greed

SSINSSRIGG

group

AKH

guard

KYORL

guarding

KYORLIN

guide (n)

MRIMM

guide (v)

mrigg

had

inbalus

hag

elg'caress

handsome

ssin'urn

have

inbal

hate

phlith

he

uk

head

karliik

heart

xukuth

help

xxizz

her

ilta

here

ghil

heresy

og'elendar

heretic

og'elend

hers

ilt

herself

iltan

hidden

VELKYN

highest

ULTRIN

highest (Lloth)

ULTRINE

him

ukta

himself

uktan

his

ukt

hit

zotreth

hitch

KULG

hold

mir

holy

ORTHAE

honor

bel'la

hot

sseren

house (noble)

QU'ELLAR

house (non-noble)

el'lar

hurl

LUTH

I

usstan

if

ka

imperial

valsharen

in

WUN

incense

cha'ol

inn

el'inssrigg

inside

wu'suul

inspiration

MRIMM

inspire

mrigg

institute

magthere

instrument

velnarin

intelligence (recon)

vel'xundussa

intelligent

ne'kalsa

intercourse (slang)

vith

into

WUND

invisible

VELKYN

is

ZHAH

it

ol

its

olt

itself

oltan

item

BOL

javelin

luth'ol

join

valm

journey

Z'HIND

key

mrim'ol

kidnap

ply'usaerth

kill

ELGG

kneel

harl'il'cik

knife

VELVE

know

ZHAUN

knowledge

ZHAUNIL

large

izznarg

learn

ZHAUN

leg

da'ur

life

DRO

light

ssussun

lightning

nizzre'

like

saph

Lloth's power/servants

YORN

Lloth's will

ELAMSHIN

location

k'lar

lock (n)

mri'kul

lock (v)

mri'kul

lost

NOAMUTH

love

SSINSSRIGG

lover (female)

mrimm d'ssinss

lover (male)

mrann d'ssinss

loving

ssinssriggin

lust

SSINSSRIGG

lusting

ssinssriggin

mage

FAERN

magic

FAER

magic item

FAERBOL

magical

FAERL

male

jaluk

many

mzil

may

XAL

me

ussa

medallion

ilinsar

meet

THALRA

meeting

TALTHALRA

memory

zha'linth

mine

usst

monster

PHINDAR

more

MZILD

most

mzilst

mother

ILHAR

much

mzilt

music

ssinsuurul

my

ussta

myself

usstan

neither

nausbyr

neutral

noalith

no

NAU

nobody

naukhel

none

naust

not

naut

nothing

naubol

now

nin

of

DEL (often shortened to d')

off

tir

offal

IBLITH

old

zhuanth

on

PHOLOR

onto

pholod

opening

OBSUL

opponent

OGGLIN

oppose

ogglir

opposing

ogglirin

opposite

indarae

or

xor

other

byr

our

udossta

ours

udosst

ourselves

udosstan

out

DOEB

outcast

DOBLUTH

outside

do'suul

over

phor

pain

jiv'undus

pardon

nelgetha

pariah

DOBLUTH

passion

SSINSSRIGG

past (time)

zhahn

path

COLBAUTH

perhaps

XAL

piracy

op'elgin

pirate

op'elg

place

k'lar

plan

INTH

plane

zik'den'vever

platter

lintaguth

play

JIVVIN

plot

olis'inth

poison (n)

elg'cahl

poison (v)

elg'cahal

power

Z'RESS

praise

bel'la

prevail

ULTRINNAN

present (time)

nin

prison

kul'gobsula

prisoner

kul'gobuss

profit

BELAERN

punch

zotreth

punish

sarn'elgg

raid

THALACKZ'HIND

ransom

ply'usaerth

reckless

STREEAKA

recklessness

STREEAKA

reconnaissance

vel'xundussa

remove

drewst

ride

Z'HAR

rival (n)

OGGLIN

rival (v)

ogglir

rivaling

ogglirin

royal

valsharen

royal seal

sharulg

ruse

GOLHYRR

sacred

ORTHAE

safe

sreen'aur

safety

sreen'aur

scheme

INTH

school

magthere

scourge

elgluth

scroll

narkuth

security

vel'xundussa

seduction

ssinss

seize

plynn

servant

wanre

sever

harventh

several

blynol

sex

vith

shadows

VELDRIN

shall

zhal

she

il

shield

KULGGEN

side

suul

silence

venorsh

silent

venorik

since

yol

similar

indar

sister

dalninil

skin

waess

slave

rothe

slay

ELGG

small

inlul

smart

ne'kalsa

snag

KULG

so

ji

some

fol

somebody

folkhel

someone

foluss

something

folbol

son

dalharuk

spear

luth'ol

spell

faerz'undus

spell book

faerz'ol

spider

ORBB

spy (n)

vel'xunyrr

spy (v)

vel'xunyrr

steal

olplynir

stealth

OLIST

stratagem

INTH

strength

Z'RESS

strength-at-arms

SARGH

strike

zotreth

strip

raldar

striving

XUND

subjugate

har'luth

such

folt

suicide

STREEA

superior

ALUR

supreme

ULTRIN

supreme (Lloth)

ULTRINE

surprise

BRORN

surprises

BRORNA

survival

dro'xundus

survive

dro'xun

sweet

ssinjin

sword

VELVE

sycophant

s'lurppuk

take

plynn

tavern

el'inssrigg

telepathy

z'talin

temple

YATH (property, work or decree)

than

TAGA

thank

bel'la

that

nindel

the

LIL

their

ninta

theirs

nint

them

nina

themselves

nintan

there

gaer

these

nindolen

they

NIND

then

zhahn

thief

olplyn

thieving

op'elgin

thing

BOL

think

TALINTH

this

nindol

those

NINDYN

throat

rinteith

throne

sharorr

throw

LUTH

time

draeval

to

ULU

together

ul'naus

torture

jiv'elgg

toward

ulan

traditional

ELEND

traitor

og'elend

trap

GOLHYRR

trapdoor

obsu'arl

treason

og'elendar

treasure

BELAERN

treatise

zhuan'ol

treaty

INTHIGG

trick

GOLHYRR

trip

Z'HIND

trust (n)

KHALESS

trust (v)

khal

unaware

WAELA

uncover

RAGAR

under

HARL

Underdark

Har'oloth

unknown

NOAMUTH

unseen

VELKYN

until

hwuen

up

phor

upon

PHOLOR

us

udossa

usual

ELEND

valor

SARGH

victory

ULTRINNAN

wait

KYORL

waiting

KYORLIN

walk

Z'HIN

wanderer

NOAMUTH

war

THALACK

wards

ky'ov'aer

wariness

kyona

warning

SARN

wary

KYONE

was

zhahus

watch

KYORL

watchful

kyorl'urn

watching

KYORLIN

water

niar

way

COLBAUTH

we

udos

wealth

BELAERN

 

XII. DROW TO COMMON

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

a

at, by

a'quarth

commission

a'quarthus

commissioned

ABBAN

ally, not-enemy

ABBIL

comrade, "trusted" friend

AKH

band, group

al

well

alu

go

aluin

going

ALUR

better, superior

ALURL

best, foremost

alus

went, gone

ALUST

in front, facing, in the forefront

asanque

likewise, as you wish

BAUTH

around, about

BAUTHA

dodge, to dodge

bauthin

dodging, avoiding

BELAERN

wealth, coinage, treasure, profit

BELBAU

to give

BELBOL

gift

beldro

to create

bel'la

to honor, to dedicate, to praise, to thank, to bless

b'luth'ol

arrow

b'luthyrr

bow

blynol

several

BOL

(unknown, unidentified, mysterious or important)

BRORN

surprise

BRORNA

surprises

bwael

good, a good person

byr

other

cal

eat

CAHALLIN

food (produce or harvest, including raid-spoils, but not hunted game or cooking)

cha'ol

incense

chath

fire, flame

che'el

city (generic)

COLBAUTH

path, known way

colnbluth

outsider, non-drow

d'ril

although

da're

arm

da'ur

leg

DAL

from (sometimes shortened to da')

dalhar

child

dalharen

children

dalharil

daughter

dalharuk

son

dalninil

sister

dalninuk

brother

DEL

of (sometimes shortened to d' or de')

do'bauth

escape, to escape

do'bauthin

escaping

do'suul

outside

DOBLUTH

outcast

DOEB

out

doer

come

DOS

you

DOSST

yours

dossta

your

DOSSTAN

yourself

draeval

time

drewst

remove

DRO

life, alive

dro'xun

survive, to survive

dro'xundus

survival

el

die

ELAMSHIN

destiny, the will of Lloth

elamshinae

favor, grace (esp. with Lloth)

el'lar

dwelling, non-noble House

ELEND

usual, traditional

ELENDAR

continue, continued, endure

elg'cahal

to poison

elg'cahl

poison

elg'car

whine, complain

elg'carin

whining, complaining

elg'caress

hag, harpy, bitch (directed to a female)

ELGG

kill, slay, destroy

elggor

dying

ELGHINN

death

elghinyrr

dead

elgluth

whip, scourge

el'inssrigg

inn, tavern

endar

opposite, different

esaph

alike

euol

gem

FAER

magic

FAERBOL

magical item

FAERL

magical

FAERN

wizard, magic-worker (of either sex, any race)

faerz'ol

grimoire, spell book

faerz'undus

magic spell

fielthal

contribution

fol

some

folbol

something

folkhel

somebody

foluss

someone

folt

such

gaer

there

ghil

here

GOLHYRR

trick, ruse, trap

HARL

down, under, below, beneath

harl'il'cik

to kneel

har'dro

earth (element)

har'luth

subjugate, conquer

har'ol

cave, cavern

Har'oloth

The Underdark

harventh

cut, sever, break

HONGLATH

clear thinking, calm, bravery, good behavior

hwuen

until

hyrr

item (abstract)

IBLITH

excrement, offal, carrion

il

she

ilt

hers

ilta

her

iltan

herself

ILHAR

(to give birth to young, not to comfort or rear)

ILINDITH

aim, goal, hoped-for event

ilinsar

medallion, amulet

inbal

have

inbalus

had

inbau

get

indar

similar

indarae

opposite

inlul

small

INTH

plan, stratagem, scheme

INTHIGG

agreement, treaty

inthuul

cold

IZIL

as (often shortened to iz' or 'zil)

izznarg

large

JAL

all

jala

any

jalbol

anything

jalbyr

another

jalil

female (gender)

jalkhel

anybody

jaluk

male (gender)

jaluss

anyone

jhal

but

jhinrae

wine

ji

so

jindurn

face

JIVVIN

fun, play (amusing cruelty, "animal spirits")

jiv'elgg

torture

jiv'undus

[severe] pain

ka

if

karliik

head

khal

to trust (especially misplaced or foolish)

KHALESS

trust (especially misplaced or foolish)

khel

body

k'lar

place. location

KULG

snag, hitch, blockage (to will or actual blockage)

KULGGEN

deliberate rampart, shield, or other barrier

kul'gobsula

prison

kul'gobuss

prisoner, captive

kyil

dart

kyilen

darts

kyon

care

KYONE

alert/alertly, wary/warily, careful/carefully

kyona

carefulness, wariness

KYORL

watch, wait, guard

KYORLIN

watching, waiting, guarding

kyorl'urn

watchful

ky'ostal

armor (magical or physical)

ky'ov'aer

magical wards (esp. of a House)

LIL

the (often shortened to l')

lintaguth

platter

linth'el

cauldron

linthre

brazier

loniar

wet

LUETH

and (often shortened to lu')

LUTH

cast, throw, hurl

luth'ol

spear, javelin

MAGLUST

apart, alone

magthere

school, institute (generic)

mamulen

chest

melaer

fighting with magic

melee

fighting with weapons or hand-to hand

mir

to hold

mrann d'ssinss

lover (male)

mrigg

to inspire, to guide

mri'kul

lock, to lock

mrim'ol

key

MRIMM

guide, key, inspiration

mrimm d'ssinss

lover (female)

mzil

many

MZILD

more

mziln

also, extra, additional

mzilst

most

mzilt

much

narkuth

scroll

NATHA

a (seldom used, except for emphasis)

NAU

no

naubol

nothing

naudal

across

naukhel

nobody

nausbyr

neither

naust

none

naut

not

ne'kales

caution, distrust

ne'kalsa

smart, not trusting

nelgeth

to forgive (rarely used)

nelgetha

forgiveness, pardon

niar

water

nin

now, present (time)

nina

them

NIND

they

nindel

that

NINDYN

those

nindol

this

nindolen

these

nint

theirs

ninta

their

nintan

themselves

nizzre'

electricity, lightning

noalith

neutral

NOAMUTH

wanderer, lost, unknown

OBSUL

opening, door, gap

obsu'arl

trapdoor

og'elend

heretic, traitor, non-follower of Lloth

og'elendar

treason, heresy, opposition to Lloth's will

OGGLIN (n)

rival, opponent, enemy

ogglir

to rival, to oppose

ogglirin

rivaling, opposing

ol

it

olath

dark

ol'elg

assassinate, to kill by treachery

ol'elghinn

assassination, death by treachery

olis'inth

plot, conspiracy

olis'inthigg

coup

OLIST

caution, stealth

OLOTH

darkness (natural or magical)

olplyn

thief

olplynir

steal

olt

its

oltan

itself

op'elg

pirate

op'elgin

piracy, thieving

ORBB

spider

orn

will

ORTHAE

holy, sacred

p'los

before

p'luin

after

p'wal

because

PHALAR

grave, battle-marker

PHINDAR

monster, dangerous being (especially a non-intelligent creature)

pholod

onto

PHOLOR

on, upon

phor

above, up, over

phlith

hate, despise

PHUUL

are (often shortened to ph' or phu')

PIWAFWI

magical cloak

PLYNN

take, seize

ply'usaerth

kidnap, hold for ransom

ply'uss

arrest, capture

qua'l

agree

qua'lae

disagree

qua'laen

against

QUA'LAELAY

disagreement, argument, confrontation (not yet open conflict)

QU'ELLAR

House (of a titled noble family)

QUARTH

order (exercise of authority)

QUARTHEN

ordered, commanded

QUARVAL-SHARESS

Goddess - Lloth

QUAR'VALSHARESS

Goddess (other than Lloth)

quin

yet

RAGAR

find, discover, uncover

raldar

strip

RATH

back

RATHA

backs

rath'arg

coward

rath'elg

backstab

RATHRAE

behind

rath'argh

cowardice, dishonor

ril

every

rilbol

everything

rilkhel

everybody

riluss

everyone

riknueth

bitter

rinteith

throat

rothe

Underdark cattle, slave (esp. non Drow)

saph

like

SARGH

confidence in weapons, battle might, strength-at-arms, valor

sarol

weapon

SARN!

beware! - warning!

sarn'elgg

punish

s'lurpp

fawn, flatter, curry favor

s'lurppin

fawning, flattering

s'lurppuk

sycophant

shanaal

chalice, goblet, glass

sharorr

throne

sharulg

royal seal

siltrin

flesh

sol

eye

solen

eyes

SREEN

danger

sreen'aur

safe, safety

sseren

hot

ssin

beauty

ssinjin

sweet

ssinss

seduction, allure, charm

ssin'urn

attractive, beautiful, handsome

SSINSSRIGG

passion, lust, greed

ssinssriggin

lusting, loving

ssinsuurul

music

SSUSSUN

light, brightness

stath

few

STREEA

suicide, death in the service of Lloth, a House, or a community

STREEKA

reckless(ness), fearless(ness)

suliss

grace

suliss'urn

graceful

suul

side

TAGA

than

tagnik'zur

dragon

TALINTH

to think, to consider

talinthin

considering

TALTHALRA

meeting, council, parley

THALACK

war, open fighting

THALACKZ'HIND

raid, attack from afar

thalack'vel

ambush, sneak attack

THALRA

meet, encounter

tir

off

TLU

be, to be

tlus

been

tril

bite

tu'fyr

between

tu'jol

beyond

tu'suul

beside

TUTH

both (often shortened to tu')

udos

we

udossa

us

udosst

ours

udossta

our

udosstan

ourselves

uil

am

uk

he

ukt

his

ukta

him

uktan

himself

UL-ILINDITH

destiny

ul'naus

together

ulan

toward

ulin

future (time)

ulnar

lie (untruth)

uln'hyrr

liar

ULTRIN

supreme, highest, conqueror

ULTRINE

ultrin when applied to Lloth only

ULTRINNAN

conquering, victory, to win or prevail

ULU

to

usbyr

either

ussa

me

usst

mine

ussta

my

USSTAN

I, this one, myself

USSTIL

one in my place

valm

join, bond

valsharen

royal, imperial

vel'bol

what

vel'bolen

which

vel'dos

whose

vel'drav

when

vel'klar

where

VEL'USS

who

vel'ussa

whom

vel'xundussa

security, intelligence, reconnaissance

vel'xunyrr

spy, to spy

VELDRIN

shadows, concealment afforded by varying light

velg'larn

assassin

VELKYN

unseen, hidden, invisible

velnarin

instrument

VELVE

blade (dagger, knife, sword)

venorik

silent

venorsh

silence

verin

evil

vith

to perform sexual intercourse (slang)

vlos

blood

WAEL

fool

WAELA

foolish, unaware/unwary

waelin

young

waerr'ess

deceipt

waess

skin

wanre

apprentice, servant

weth

each

whol

for

wu'suul

inside

WUN

in

WUND

among, within, into

XAL

may, might, perhaps

xas

yes

xor

or

xuat

don't

xuil

with

xuileb

without

xukuth

heart

XUN

do, to complete or accomplish

XUND

striving, effort, work

xunin

doing

xunor

done

xunus

did

XUNDUS

achievement, work completed

xundussa

achievements, works completed

xxizz

help

YATH

temple, of the temple (property, work, or decree)

yibin

weak

yol

since

YORN

power/will/servant-creature of the Goddess (Lloth)

Z'HAR

to ride

Z'HIN

to walk

Z'HIND

trip, journey, expedition

Z'ORR

climb

Z'RESS

power, strength, force, dominance (esp. of the will - i.e. success in manipulation)

z'talin

ESP, telepathy

ZHAH

is

zhahn

then, past (time)

zhahen

were

zhahus

was

zhal

shall

ZHAUN

to learn, to know

ZHAUNIL

wisdom, knowledge

zhuanth

old

zhaun'ol

book, treatise, work of knowledge

zha'linth

memory

zik'den'vever

plane

zotreth

strike, punch, hit

 

XIV.DIRECTIONS

DROW

COMMON

Luent

East

Trezen

North

Trez'nt

Northeast

Trez'in

Northwest

Werneth

South

Wern'nt

Southeast

Wern'in

Southwest

Linoin

West

 

XV. NUMBERS

DROW

COMMON

DROW

COMMON

USS

one

UST

first

DRAA

two

DRADA

second

LLAR

three

LLARNBUSS

third

quen

four

quenar

fourth

huela

five

huelar

fifth

rraun

six

rraunar

sixth

blyn

seven

blynar

seventh

lael

eight

laelar

eighth

thal

nine

thalar

ninth

szith

ten

szithar

tenth

szithus

eleven

szithusar

eleventh

szithdra

twelve

szithdrar

twelfth

szithla

thirteen

szithlar

thirteenth

szithuen

fourteen

szithuenar

fourteenth

szithuel

fifteen

szithuelar

fifteenth

szithraun

sixteen

szithraunar

sixteenth

szithlyn

seventeen

szithlynar

seventeenth

szithael

eighteen

szithaelar

eighteenth

szithal

nineteen

szithalar

nineteenth

draszith

twenty

draszithar

twentieth

hueszith

fifty

hueszithar

fiftieth

ravhel

hundred

ravhelar

hundredth

szithrel

thousand

szithrelar

thousandth

 

XVI.PHRASES

Vendui'

I/we greet you

Aluve'

I/we leave you

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

LLOTH TLU MALLA; JAL ULTRINNAN ZHAH XUNDUS

Lloth be praised; all victory is(her) doing

ILHARESSEN ZHAUNIL ALURL

Matrons 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 foolish and unwary find surprises 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 Z'HIN WUND LIL PHALAR

To walk apart from House and Queen is to walk into the grave

KYORL JAL BAUTH, KYONE, LUETH LIL QUARVAL-SHARESS XAL BALBAU DOS LIL BELBOL DEL ELENDAR DRO

Watch all about, warily, and the Goddess may give you the gift of of continued life

VEL'USS ZHAUN ALUR TAGA LIL QUARVAL-SHARESS?

Who knows better than the Goddess?

Zhaunil dal Waerr'ess

Knowledge from deceipt
[VDVM motto]

Dal ultrinnan ulu el'inssrigg

From victory to an inn
[battle cry]

Ssinssrigg lueth Belaern

Lust and Profit
[House of Pleasure motto]

Jiv'elgg lueth jiv'undus phuul jivvin

Torture and pain are fun

Ssussun pholor dos!
Ssussun! (shortened)

Light upon you!
[curse to Drow]

Oloth plynn dos!
Olot dos! (shortened)

Darkness take you!
[curse to non-Drow]

{House Name} ultrin!

{House Name} supreme!
[battle cry]

A'dos quarth!

At your command!

Lloth kyorl dos (d'jal)

Lloth guard you (you all)

Vith'os!

[see "vith" and "dos"]

Vith'ir!

[see "vith" and "tir"]

 

XVII. PROVERBS

DROW

COMMON

L'alurl abbil zhah dosstan

The best trusted friend is yourself

Khal wun dossta belaern

Trust in your wealth

Jala cahallin xal tlu elg'cahlin

Any food may be poison

Sargh lueth kyona phuul dro'xundus

Strength at arms and wariness are survival

L'elamshin d'lil Ilythiiri zhah ulu har'luth jal

The destiny of the Drow is to conquer all

L'elend zhah alurl

The traditional is best

L'alurl faerbol zhah mrimm (mrann) d'ssinss

The best magic item is a female (male) lover

L'alurl gol zhah elghinyrr gol

The best goblin is a dead goblin