Glossary

Taih and Solanese Words

  • Adrasha - powders used in Olendizarian magic

  • Antareum - the assembly of nobles who ruled democratically before the Theft

  • Anaja - pleasure 

  • Anja – please (as in “if you please” + ti sia anja)

  • Anaimos – wind 

  • Anostarja – elsewhere, another star

  • Anjatra – elsewhere, lost, forgotten

  • Anosoblya – oblivion/ void / chasm

  • Antara - Lady, somewhat equivalent to a Duchess

  • Antares - Lord, Prince, somewhat equivalent to Duke

  • Arethea – Earth

  • Astran - King

  • Astrana - Queen, Princess

  • Astrya – star

  • Aterna – eternity

  • Benni - drug given to induce truthfullness

  • Bhijas - servant, vassel, lackey

  • Cantara – spell/song

  • Canto – verse

  • Cantor – singer/poet/sahhar

  • Ciadro - gift

  • corvo - a crow like bird with blue feathers

  • Danae – guardians

  • Daram – cantara asking for divine help

  • Daramat – broken 

  • Darasham - temple (most  are in ruins)

  • Dasa - tree

  • Dasari – woods/forest/sacred places

  • Dasra – gathering place

  • Desharra - a practice of mezura that shields thoughts from varashti partner and from benni

  • Dezhajn – design, destiny

  • Dyavolus – evil spirit

  • Dzian – Day 

  • Dziar – year

  • Dzavor – fortnight

  • Dzavesh - month

  • Elasé –alas, helas

  • Enai –  essence/heart and soul combined

  • Enajar – to think

  • Endera -somewhat equivalent to a Countess

  • Endor - somewhat equivalent to an Earl

  • Fajara – fire 

  • Fioren – garden 

  • Fiorja – rose, symbolizes Sunara

  • Fjain – Mountain

  • Ghijera – war

  • Ghilosar – bastard

  • Ghilosa – jealous/jealousy

  • Goros -  like an olive

  • Halas – swan 

  • Handaren – chateau or manor

  • Harimas – love (harima, harimana, to love=harimanar)

  • Horla – herbal medicine restores energy

  • horren - whore

  • Illis – evil

  • Illishor – misfortune, bad luck, bad hour

  • Illiser – bad person, one who does ill

  • Imageas – meditation, mental imaging/imagination

  • Jasja - laughter

  • Jasti – wit/intelligence

  • Jassan - joke, jest

  • Kai – herbal tea very like black tea, made from kai leaves

  • Kalej – Castle/fortress/prison

  • Kifar – stupid, foolish, assinine

  • Kirel – a potent alcoholic drink – like whisky

  • Krasta - vulgar term for excrement

  • Logos – words/meaning/intention

  • Lore – water

  • Lorja - river

  • Luteja – Lute

  • Madaren – curse or evil spell

  • Marcantha – First Tai queen (historical figure)

  • Meciara – greetings, thank you,

  • Meshara – school

  • Mesharam – extended family, network of houses and interrelations

  • Panarah – husband or wife

  • Passana – to travel, make a journey

  • Pavilla –  school, library, hospital

  • Pendala – passion

  • Pendasa – Summer 

  • Perditaj – lost 

  • Portala – portal, gate

  • Pravasia – travel/cross/traverse

  • Quarions – elements/particles

  • Rias – autumn 

  • Sahhar – poet, troubadour, minstrel, sage, sorcerer

  • Schiffa – coffee like drink, made from the Schiff bean

  • Silara – Solanese wine

  • Solas – light

  • Sola – sun, Helios

  • Solais - sunny

  • Solys – light, lamp

  • Solastra- starlight

  • Tavera - tavern

  • Teya - head

  • Tesservia – woven path / destiny

  • Traversian - to cross over, to travel across

  • Varashti – Solanese ritual to bind enai (to become panarah)

  • Valas – Esteem/value

  • Varagh - An Olendizarian jackal like beast 

  • Vi - wine

  • Zamat – Time 

  • Zham – hour 

  • Zora – Spring 

  • Ziar – winter 

  • Zia – ice

  • Ziasa - snow

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