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    Long story short: I am the author of the original First Tongue Dictionary posted on the old White Wolf Forums. If you want to see the archived versions of versions 1.0 and 2.0 of that dictionary:

    Collected Compendium Courtesy of Litheon:

    And here is a handy spreadsheet made by our very own nikink that provides Grimmified Sumerian to create words from:

    I will be resurrecting and posting the newest dictionary here. Please post any requests below for translations so that I can add them to the dictionary. You may also post translation requests for your game.

    Things I am currently working on:

    - The building part wordlist
    - All the derangements
    - Some more Mage vocab
    - The S-homonyms
    - The individual wordlists for WAtP shapeshifter cultures
    - The spices wordlist
    - The gemstone wordlist I had picked out (which I now need to find again)
    - Compling canon words
    - The names of the Changing Breeds in First Tongue
    - Names for generations for The Young Man In the Cafe

    Existing Words From the Old Site (WIP):


    Letters A - D

    -A -
    *a’ak: To command, to instruct, to teach; commands, instructions

    *abis: Cow, cattle, auroch

    Adagmos: The Dreaming Serpent, an example of one of the Maslunim that might patron a Silver Crusade

    Adarusharu: The Wolf Hosts

    *adugu: Able, fit; decent; to have the ability to do or perform

    *affa: Ancestor, elder; older, ancient, something that came before

    Affahissu: Ancestor-spirits

    Afhal: Warlock

    Afhal Usum: Great Sages, Serpent Sages

    *afurusum: medicinal plants, medicine; healing, medicine, doctor’s work

    *ag: To do, to perform; to act as; to cause; may also act as a definitive article possessive (compare "the dog's" to "a dog's")

    *Agala Kaskir: Fianna (Werewolf: the Apocalypse tribe)

    *agalu: Devouring, consuming; a big eater

    Agalu Delal: Demon Eater

    *ah: Time

    Aharnuz: “The Mother”, a Named Horror

    *akkal: Help, aid, relief; to assist or bring relief to

    Akkath: Suggested name for Arkadia

    *akismunthi: The centre/center, the core, the prime, the primary; the fundamental thing to which everything is based upon

    *akruul: Free, freedom; to live free; a term sometimes associated to a werewolf unbound by a pack and not necessarily a positive thing (created by the Camarilla LARP)

    Alath: A helpful spirit (male)

    Alathru: Gift or Gifts

    Ama-er: Mother’s tears; a reference to the sin against Harmony wherein an uratha mother murders her own child (generally while in kuruth)

    *Amahadur: The Kami from Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    *amahan: Mother; a shortened form is “Ama”, which is equivalent to “Ma”, “Mommy” or “Mama”

    Amahan Iduth: Mother Moon

    *Amahar-Maguralath: Gaia the Earth Spirit; also “Amahan Har”

    *Amahan Shiniduth: A foul insult used by the Pure towards Mother Luna; considered a “classier” translation of the Pure epithet “Bitch Moon”

    Amdulim: Death, Harvesters

    *ameni: why

    *anna: To, from

    *anfar: Iron, metal

    Anfarsisu: Train, Iron Horses

    Ankakumikaityn: Nomad Wolf; also known as “Anka-Ur”

    *an: Upper, crowning, enlightened; of heaven or a heavenly state

    *anfarti: Metal projectiles, lagrange; another name for a bullet, especially a hollow-point bullet

    *anis: A plant or a group of plants; vegetation, foliage

    *ansak: Glass

    *Ansakiru’us: Glass Walkers (Werewolf: the Apocalypse tribe)

    Anshega: The Pure Tribes

    *anunnhia: Strength, power, force; to force, to power

    *aran: Depressed, sad; sadness, grief; horror, horrified

    *arath muth: Ghoul, blood slave, blood addict

    *asde: Point, end, tip

    *asde kasinfu: A spear or polearm

    *asilal: to be aloof, to be distant; to not be social or like the company of others

    *askah: Coincidence, happenstance; to happen, to occur

    *askeer: To lament, to angst; to wail

    *askska: To scream, to screech, to shriek, to wail; such a sound described

    *athalim: Choir, group of spirits

    *atrah: Beta, the pack beta; anything that ranks second-highest

    *anzaghar: A fortified tower; a keep; a lookout, a watchtower

    Anzaghar Ilthum: Tower Hounds

    *anzuth: Talons, claws; may refer to an eagle or other bird of prey, and the claws of such

    *arada: Honor/honour, standing; bloodlines; the renown of Honor/Honour

    *arath: Slave, servant

    *Arath Due'esk: Drones, spirit-bound servants of the Weaver from W:tA

    *arrath: Curse, cursed; to curse, to put a hex upon

    Arrathudum: Accursed Icons, or, more commonly "Cursed Items"

    *asah: Diseased, corrupted, tainted

    Asah Gadar: Bale Hound

    Asgar: All-seeing eyes; scouts in a Silver Crusade

    Assinu-ur: Patron of the Lodge of Mania, also known as “the wolf who leads our cult”

    *aske: Now, currently, present

    Asmodai: The Queen of Wrath, a Maeljin; word is not First Tongue, but incorporated

    asusar: Envy, jealousy

    Asusar-Rihur: Bale Hound of Maastraac, Maeljin of Envy

    *at: A thorn bush or thorny brush

    *athi kuth: A trial; a test

    *ayafa: Hyena

    *ayalu: Deer, stag

    *ayu: Which

    Azarath: Evolved Azlu that have likely fused with a human host

    Azdehusar: The Consumer

    Aziha: Cursed

    *aziha thuaghsu: Bad regeneration; refers to a state where a part or parts of the body do not heal properly upon regeneration, and is usually recurring; also known as “arrath thuaghsu”

    *azitha: Violent, wrathful, angry

    Azitha-Rihur: Bale Hound of Thurifuge, Maeljin of Violence

    Azlu: Spider Host

    - B -
    *babhakemeda: The lighter shades of purple, such as the purples of daybreak and sunset

    *babhar: White

    *Babhar Skirag: The tribe of the White Howlers from W:tA

    Ba’musum: Steel, Iron’s Children

    *Batlu: The Planet Saturn

    *bes: To anoint, to bless; to pray; a blessing, a prayer, a sacred hymn

    Beshilu: Rat Host

    *bhirtan: Goose; swan

    Bith Balag: The Brineborn, werefish

    *bur: Torn, ripped, broken

    *bur-zi: Conflicted, torn, contested; to be unable to choose or decide

    *bura’ha: The season of autumn; fall

    *burskir: Mute, soundless, "broken-voiced"; one who is mute or has a damaged voice, or has a speech impediment

    - C -
    *Cahaduth: A poetic term for Luna in her Gibbous phase

    Cahalith: The gibbous moon and the corresponding auspice (derived from running “Galliard” backward through Grimm’s Law)

    Cahalunim: The Lune choir of the gibbous moon

    *cahavisktha: A prophetic dream; the prophetic dreams of a Cahalith

    Carnala: Maeljin of Lust; not a First Tongue word, but borrowed

    - D -
    Dagukurum: River, Swift Waters

    *daka: To abandon, to leave behind; to forget, to toss aside

    *dakh: To touch, to feel, to hold

    *dam: To trust, to believe, to accept as truth

    *Damfihak: The planetary and astrological Venus

    Danu-Ur: Creator Wolf, mythic brother, sister or mate (depending on the story) of Fenris-Ur; a heretical rumour has Danu-Ur going mad after Father Wolf died and becoming Rabid Wolf

    *dar: To cut, to slice, to split; to loosen, to unhinge, to untie; to crush, to grind; to kill, to slowly destroy

    Dar-Us: "Slow Killer"; a notorious werewolf who invented a brutal fighting style that prevents regeneration

    Delal: Literally “Vicious Demons”; a title given to the most experienced and fiercest warriors in a Silver Crusade, Usually the Blood Talons and Rahu

    *desasu: Lust; wanting, craving

    Desasu-Nihur: Bale Hound of Carnala, Maeljin of Lust

    *difala: To turn, to move in a different direction; to change pace, to change routes

    *Dikhut: A judge; the Judge aspect of the Elodoth auspice

    *dil: To be complete, to be finished, to be done

    *dirak: to talk, to chatter incessantly

    Dirak-Lahaf: Machine Gun, Chattershots

    *Duaguzu: Gorgons, spirit-bound mortal creatures of the Wyld from W:tA

    *Due’eskath: Weaver-spirits, like those found in Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    *Due’esk-Maguralath: The Weaver from Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    Dug-ús-thim: "Ghost-claimed"

    duguthim: Spirit-Claimed, Possessed or Merged

    Duhalaim: Raccoon, Cunning Masks

    *duhu: To have, to possess, to carry

    dulesh’na: Touchstone

    *du: To create, build or make

    *duaf: To begin, a beginning; to start anew, to start fresh

    *dufath: Stamina, endurance, hardiness; to endure, to survive

    *dufath gus: Hardened leather; leather armour/armor

    *dufuk: Word; part of speech

    *duksium: Shield, to shield, defend, defence/defense; a protective plate or covering

    *dum: A group; a family

    *dumask: A member, a part of a group; membership

    *dumu: Wind, breeze; air, oxygen

    *dunam: Effect, happening; to affect, to happen

    *dunfath: Piece, pieces, shard, shards; to break or shatter

    *dunfath-ah: Hour; a unit of time

    *dur: Child, baby

    *dursagrik: Birth, the act of birth, and/or the remnants of childbirth

    *durumun: Amoeba, biological cell, bacterium

    *dush: To sit, to have a seat, to sit on one’s haunches
    - Reserved: Letters E - H -

    - E -
    *e'esk: Cage, prison cell

    Elodoth: The half moon, and the corresponding auspice (derived from running "Philodox" backward through Grimm's Law)

    Elolunim: The Lune choir of the half moon

    Endammu: Flesh-Ripper

    Endi Matha: Playgrounds, Child Farmers

    Endim: Toys, Playthings

    Engum: Loci guardians

    enharra: Emissary, diplomat; an Aspect of the Irraka

    *er: Tears, to tear up; crying, sobbing

    *eren: People, humans, sheeple; herd, sheep, flock

    *erenissu: Human ghost

    *esi: Tree

    estha: Bound

    - F -
    *fa: Omen

    *Fadu Aziha: The Cursed Omen-Makers, Changelings

    Fa-ninna: Owl, Omen Birds

    *farah: Father; a possible shortened version is "Fafa", equivalent to "Papa", "Daddy" or "Dad"

    *Faranamthuf Ursua: The tribe of the Bunyip from W:tA

    *farsekh: Mist

    far'huf: Steping Sideways

    Farsil Luhal: Iron Masters

    Faruism: Machine Riders

    *Fenrisuth Urdur: The tribe of the Get of Fenris from W:tA, presented as a lodge in Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    Fenris-nu: Fenris' Fire, the feeling of the prescence of Fenris-Ur with a Blood Talon

    Fenris-Ur: Destroyer Wolf

    Fiuremekir: Speakers, an Aspect of the Cahalith

    - G -
    *ga'a: Fox

    *gakal: Cunning, quick thinking; the Renown of Cunning

    *galgithaldum: Hunter compact, as detailed in Hunter: the Vigil

    *galsked: Damn, damn it; literally means "banish to crap", i.e. banish them to a place worth poop

    *garazhu: Lodge

    Gargahan Shulath: Bringer of Ruin

    Garm-Ur: Son of Fenris-Ur, patron of the Lodge of Garm

    *garum: House, den, residence

    Gauru: The "War Form" of the Uratha

    Gazhdum: Ghost-Touched Items

    Ghu-ghabhasughar: "Eating the Foe", a heretical ritualised cannibalism practiced by some Blood Talons

    Gifala: The spirit wilds

    *gihia: Messenger, news-bringer; journalist, reporter

    Gila Esi: Elm, The Downfallen

    gishar: A Wound

    *githagarum: Town, hamlet, village; something too small to be a city but still a human settlement

    *githaldum: Hunter cell, as detailed in Hunter: the Vigil

    Gurfuros-Ur: Twin to Garm-Ur and Patron to the Lodge of the Cerberus; there are some who claim he may actually be the son of Dire Wolf

    gurihal: The physical world

    *gurim: Sick, ill, rabid; insane, crazed, mad; amongst the Pure, it has more positive connotations like "enlightened", "oracular", "prophetic" and "martyr"

    *Gurimath: Spirits of the Wyrm, better known as "Banes", from W:tA

    Gurim-Ur: Rabid Wolf

    *Gurimirska-Maguralath: The Wyrm from W:tA

    *Gurimzir: Formori, spirit-bound spirits of the Wyrm from W:tA

    *gushasu: Greed, want, desire

    Gushasu-Nihur: Bale Hound of Mammon, Maeljin of Greed

    Guzen Ehara: Bank, Usury Lords

    Guzenthima: Money, Golden Thoughts

    - H -
    *habalthu: Challenge

    Hafal: War, Warmongers

    Halaku: Crow Host

    Halamaaz: Performers, an Aspect of the Cahalith

    *hanserthim dur: A foul insult, it literally means "weak-blooded child" and refers to someone who is not considerable breeding or stature, or you don't even consider a living creature or one of your own because of genetics

    Hanzerih: Flame, Consuming Fires

    *hanzer: Flaming orange; flame-coloured/colored, fiery; blazing fire or flame, like a wildfire

    *har: World, realm

    *Harazitha Githul: The Herd of Worldly Wrath, Prometheans; singular is "Harazitha Lu'u"

    *Haresi: Axis Mundi, the World Tree

    *hargishar: A destroyed or desolate place in the Physical World caused by supernatural influence, such as a Promethean's Disquiet; a Promethean Wasteland

    *harmatha: Continent, realm, pocket dimension, place of existence

    *Harurdum: The tribe of the Children of Gaia from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    Hathis-Ur: Silver Wolf, totem of the Ivory Claws

    Hesath Thaf: Pain, Paroxysms

    *hespar: To trap, to capture, to imprison; caught, held, trapped

    Hespar Nimhir: Electricity, Trapped Lightning

    *hikanirmeda: A shade of purple so dark it is almost black; sometimes used to describe the color/colour of the night sky

    *hikaon: Black; dark, shadowed

    *Hikasah Udizi'ir: The tribe of the Black Spiral Dancers, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    Hikaon-Ur: Black Wolf, totem of the Hunters in Darkness

    *Hikaon Ursufgatha-Uth: The tribe of the Black Furies from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    *hirfathra: Bone, bones

    Hirfathra Hissu: Bone Shadows

    Hiribanu: Knife, Bladelings (WTF: Predators, p. 36)

    Hiri Hufesi: Oak, Those that wait

    *hiri huf: To wait

    *hirim: Flower, blossom; a maiden, a virgin; someone who is pure and innocent

    Hisil: The Shadow Realm

    *hissu: Shade, shadow; ghost, spirit of a dead person

    *Hissu-Nir: The tribe of the Shadow Lords from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    Hissu-kag: Envoy, an Aspect of the Elodoth

    Hissu-Ur: Shadow Wolf, Patron of the Lodge of Voices, possibly an aspect of Kamduis-Ur

    *hith: Singular spiritual entity

    Hithethal-Us: Patron of the Lodge of Death, a spirit of the ashes of the dead

    Hithim: Hostile Spirit

    hithim luzak: Spirit fugitive

    Hithimu: Spirit Ridden

    hithisu: Spirit Urged

    Hud: "Warrior", all Rahu Aspects include this word

    Hudhesdu: Tactician, an Aspect of the Rahu

    Hudhuz: Berserker, an Aspect of the Rahu

    Hudinim: Oathkeeper, an Aspect of the Rahu

    Hudta: Defender, an Aspect of the Rahu

    Hudzith: Crusader, An Aspect of the Rahu

    *hugin: The oneness, the wholeness, the sum of all parts, the total

    *Hugindath: Spirits of the Wyld from W:tA

    *Hugindu'ilth-Maguralath: The Wyld from W:tA

    *huginmatha: Country, tribal homeland; a lodge's place of origin, could also refer to the Tribal Realms as described in W:tA; a place under the influence of a single tribe or lodge (for example, "the Ninna Farakh's huginmatha" could be a large, uninhabited forest in the far north)

    *hugiskir: Cosmology, beliefs, belief system; literally means "The Collective Song"

    Huhsih: Warhowlers, an Aspect of the Cahalith

    Hurhir Gasmk: Sports Car, Highway Cats

    *hursakh: Mountain

    Huzuruth-Ur: Dire Wolf, totem of the Predator Kings

    - I -

    Idigam: Moon-banished, spirits banished beyond the spirit wilds in ages past

    Idigathim: Lunacy

    Idimathu: "Savage Priests" a suggested Ghost Wolf Tribe

    *idukuthesi: Name (often an insult) for a Ghost Wolf who has Pure beliefs and/or has not sworn/does not follow the Oath of the Moon

    *idunukuth: "Silver Scar" — a scar that has been made by silver, usually used as term of great endearment, awe and respect, as the scar is often proof of a survived duel or an encounter with a particularly nasty wolf-hunter

    *iduth: Moon, specifically the Earth's Moon

    Iduth-Su: Flayed Lune

    *iduthanna / iduthfil: Silver (former for positive reference, as in a sacred silver fetish; latter is for negative reference, the word for the term “moonbane”, and refers to things such as a monster hunter’s silver weaponry)

    *Iduthanna Kuk: The tribe of the Silver Fangs, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    Iduth Zana: Moon Puppets

    Ihitar: "Seer", the special title of those of the Lodge of Prophecy.

    *igag: To see, to have sight

    *igi: Eye, eyesight

    *imin: Rain, storm

    Iminir: Storm Lords

    Imkul: Breezes, Waftlings

    Imria Hithim: The Ancestor Spirits that watch over a certain lineage

    Inimshi: Desire, Lustings

    Inimzu-Ur: "Wolves who speak with words" the name for a member of the Lodge of Hallowed Halls

    *ina: to go out of, to leave, to go from; to go into, to move into, to be in

    Isib: "Priest" or "magician", always included in the Ithaeur Aspect names

    Isibansala: Observer, an Aspect of the Ithaeur

    Isib-Durume: Shadowbinder, an Aspect of the Ithaeur

    Isibhgud: Spirit-Hunter, an Aspect of the Ithaeur

    Isibildua: Ritualist, an Aspect of the Ithaeur

    Isiburalath: Totem-Bond, an Aspect of the Ithaeur

    Isi'is-ur: Anguished Wolf, totem of the Lodge of the Second Moonrise

    ithagihi: Auspice

    Ithaim: The Mad, an Aspect of the Cahalith

    Ithi Thahal: Scout, an Aspect of the Irraka

    Iurhir: Dog, Mongrels

    Izihi: Assassin, an Aspect of the Irraka

    Izidakh: Fire-Touched

    - K -
    *ka: Great, huge, big

    Ka Hadar: "Burning Whisper"

    *Kadum Nifuna: The tribe of the Croatoan from W:tA

    *kafara: A deep blue; the color/colour of the oceans and lakes of the world

    kaggath: Warm and wet-smelling, like fresh blood or meat

    *kal: To be, shall be, will be, shall, may be

    *kalekal: Renown, standing; may be capitalized just as Renown is

    *kalifir: Primal, ancient; antique, antiquated

    Kamduis-Ur: Death Wolf, totem of the Bone Shadows

    *kal nu kal: Used to imply subjectivity, as in "maybe, maybe not"

    *kasked: Worse than crap, equivalent to the s-word

    Kath Hespar: Orb Spider, Trapweavers

    *Kathir: The Hedge; literally means "The Great Thorn Bush Forest"

    *kemeda: Violet, purple

    *kenser: Weakness, pathetic state, lack of strength, childishness

    Kha-Yaawk: Leech Hosts

    *khil: Night, night-time

    Khila’es Suthar: "Three Nights of Slaughter", a historical lesson of the Iron Masters

    *Khirisu Mekhar: The tribe of the Silent Striders, presented as a lodge in Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    Khuranu Dhugu: "Speakers of the Vine" a suggested Ghost Wolf Tribe

    *kikuru: Edge, rim, side

    *ki'unag: Night, heavy shadow (as in the kind brought by the lack of sun)

    k'ruuk: 'Scarred One', an honourific given to the members of the Lodge of Scars

    *ku: My, mine

    *kuk: Fang, tooth, teeth; bite

    Kuluh-Ur: Trembling Wolf, detracting name for Sibath-Ur, the patron of the Lodge of the Shepherd

    *kumatha: Your territory, your lands, lands that belong to you

    *kur: To reap, to rend asunder

    Kuruth: Death Rage

    *kusk: To make or colour red

    *Kuskanzuth: The tribe of the Red Talons, presented as a lodge in Werewolf: the Apocalypse

    *kuth: To cut, to slice, to cleave, to amputate

    *kuthask: Amputee, one who is missing a limb

    *kuthesi: Stumpy, "cut tree"; one who is short, or who has short/vestigial limb or is missing a limb; often used as a disparaging term

    *Kuth-Iduth: "Cut Moon" — a former Pure who has converted or reconverted to the side of the Forsaken; a negative term, often used disparagingly

    - L -

    Lahan-Aru: "Prey-Render"

    lama: a helpful spirit (female)

    lil: spirit of a place

    *lifir: Old

    *lu: Either, or

    *lu'u: Mankind, humanity, the herd

    *luhal: King, lord, alpha, master, sensei; master of a craft, a given race, master/leader/most knowledgeable of something

    lul: "Liar"

    Lul Galah: Truth Seeker

    Lul-Rihur: Bale Hound of Pseulak, Maeljin of Deception

    Lum: Apathy, Heartslugs

    Lushar Iduthag: The Tribes of the Moon

    luzuk: Thief, robber, burglar; the Thief aspect of the Irraka auspice (the second definition is canon)
    - Reserved: Letters M - P -

    - M -
    *makaf: An ocean or large sea

    *malahar: Planet

    *malan: Star

    *malan denamthuf: Constellation

    *Malan Udi: The tribe of the Stargazers, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    *Maroz: The planetary and astrological Pluto

    *matha: Lands, grounds, acreage; territory

    *mekhar: To be silent, to be quiet, to have no sound

    *Midhanu: The planetary and astrological Mercury

    *minaltha: duel

    *mirska: Poisonous snake, serpent; dragon, wyrm

    *muku: The f-bomb, the big f, the second-to-worst swear; f-bombs ending with "er" on the end are written as "mukask" and f-bombs ending with "ing" are written as "mukag"

    *muth: blood; sometimes meaning dark, shadowed

    Muth Iduth: Meaning "Dark Moon", it is a name for the New Moon

    - N -
    *na: Stone, rock

    *namsu: Wisdom, to be wise; the Renown of Wisdom

    *namus: Death, dying, dead

    *Namuskuzu: The Death-Fleshed, a Sin-Eater

    *Namuskadith: Death-Mocking Spirit, a Geist; technically a type of magath

    *nanfarthir: City, metropolis; capital city, large city

    *Nezikhal: The planetary and astrological Mars

    *nifuna: Turtle, tortoise

    *nimhir: Lightning of the sparking, cloud-to-cloud type; may also refer to chain lightning

    *nin: Sister

    *ninna: Predator, hunter, carnivore; predatory bird, bird of prey; sometimes mistakenly spelt as "ninnah"

    *nir: Lord, master, alpha, king; term is more royal in nature, as opposed to the scholarly luhal

    *nirkemeda: Indigo, royal purple

    *nir uhur: Grand klaive; a powerful or legendary klaive; a klaive used by royalty, an alpha, or from a legendary or powerful werewolf or spirit

    *nisik: Green; the color/colour of vegetation or foliage; foliage, greenery, a term sometimes used to refer to the greenery found in city gardens and similar environments

    *nuku: You; literally means "not me"

    *nukuth: Scar, mark; permanent wound, wound that hasn't healed

    *nuth: The act of lying down

    *nuthask: No one
    - Reserved: Letters Q - T -

    - R -
    Ralurnim: A name for a member of the Lodge of the Fury Choir; literally means "full moon spirit wolves"

    *rih: To eat, to devour, to consume, to munch, to drink

    *Rih Hirfathra: The tribe of the Bone Gnawers from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    *rork: Meteor, asteroid, comet

    - S -
    *sar: To run, to flee, to take flight; canonically, its first definition means "each" or "every"

    *sar e habalthu: Surrender, give up; literally means "run from battle"

    *sagrik: To offer, to give

    *Sahaluzuk: The Skindancers from W:tA

    *sakh: Heart

    *sakthaf: To think, to consider

    *sanimbathra: Backbone, guts, nerve, resolve

    *Santhara: The planetary and astrological Neptune

    *Sazokh: The planetary and astrological Jupiter

    *sehe: honour; to hold something high, to give standing to, to give rank to

    *ses: Brother

    *shinath: Piss; someone who is pissy is "shinathask", lit. "piss-one"

    *shiniduth: Considered VERY insulting, almost as bad as "muku" (if not more in some circles), it literally means "piss-moon" and is equivalent to the term "bitch"

    *sihil: Pure, purity; the Renown of Purity

    *sik: Yellow

    *sisu: Horse, horses

    *sked: Crap, to crap

    *skedag: The a-word, which, for some Europeans, starts with an "ar"

    *sua: Cat

    *Suadma: The planetary and astrological Uranus

    *Suausumayalu Umma: The tribe of the Uktena from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    *sudekh: To accept, to take

    Summis-urdu: Members of the Valkyrja Mot; the name literally means "choosers of the slain"

    *suth: The colour/color red

    *suthar: Red-dripping; to blood, to make bloody; slaughter, killing; something that is coated in blood

    - T -
    *thakh: To roam, wander

    *thekh: To take, to grab, to collect, to seize

    *thim: To be helpless, to be paralyzed with fear, to be weakened; to create, to make, to take shape

    *thimsuth: Orange; the color or smell of blood thinned out by water

    *thir: Forest, woods

    *thirigalgithaldum: Hunter conspiracy, as detailed in Hunter: the Vigil

    *thirnisik: Deep green, dark green; forest color/colour, forestation, sometimes a term used to refer to the greenery of forests and the wild places

    *thu kal bu: Hello, greetings; literally means "may all be well"
    - Reserved: Letters U - Z -

    - U -

    *udi: To gaze upon, to admire, to worship; to have awe, to be awestruck

    *ufuful: Lightning of the short, sudden burst type; often used to describe a lightning flash with thunder

    *ufuful-rih: Gun, firearms

    *uhur: Sword, klaive

    *ulke: Sky, heaven, atmosphere; the color/colour blue, the color/colour of the sky

    *ulkefara: Aurora, Northern/Southern Lights

    *ulke malahar: Gas giant

    *unurifanda: A sacred space, a religious site, a place of great importance; a "nahdar unurifanda" is a particularly sacred locus or wellspring of power

    *ur: Wolf

    Uratha: the First Tongue name for the one-third human, one-third wolf spirit, one-third moon spirit descendants of Father Wolf and Mother Luna; rough human equivalent is "werewolf"

    *urdur-sahaz: Monster or werewolf hunter; literally means "puppy-killer"

    *urdum: Wolf pack

    *urdum affalifir: Pack elder

    *urdur: Child, cub; wolf pup, young wolf

    *urdurgarum: Wolf-blooded child; sometimes applied to the children of wolf-bloods, Uratha or not

    *urdumes: Pack-brother; male pack member

    *urdurmin: Pack-sister; female pack member

    *urmatha: "Wolf lands" — section of land owned or populated entirely by werewolves and/or their kin; a pack territory of considerable size, such as an entire town

    *usala: Peace, peaceful, content

    *usala nuth: Lie down peacefully, sleep, rest, take a nap

    *ursufgutha: Beast, monster; refers to a monstrosity (such as a potent Beshilu) or a monstrous werewolf — not a zi'ir, but someone who is wild, fierce, and/or dangerous; possibly not always a positive term

    *ushumfin: Hermit crab; other crabs and crustaceans are referred to as "shumfin"

    *usum: Serpent, snake

    *uth: Storm, fury, rage; a term for the sun and found in the names of Helions, though I've constructed Helios's proper name as "Uthanga-Sonag" (see below)

    *uthfara: Gold, golden; radiant, brilliant; sun-colored/coloured, blond/blonde, a brilliant yellow

    *Uth Skekhul: The tribe of the Wendigo from W:tA, presented as a lodge in the Werewolf Translation Guide

    *Uthanga-Sonag: Helios, Uncle Sun, Elder Sun

    *uzu: Flesh, meat, entrails

    - V -

    *viruhk: Corrupt, sicken

    *viruhtim: To violate, to destroy, to make no longer sacred; literally means "corrupt-weaken"

    - Z -
    *zela: Cloud

    *Zela Uhur: Cloud Swords, Lightning
    Reserved For Phrases -

    - Canon -

    "A rah, mala sagh ghes ra neru:" Drown, and thereby drown my enemies"; a part of a ritual

    "Duzag lal": Show me; part of the Elodoth Boundary Rite

    "Hisil da duha": "The Shadow must be ruled", words of the First Ithaeur

    "Imin fala Uzuhama muz": lit. "Seven Turns of the Bitch Mother's Face"; a phrase used in Predator King intiations

    "Iminir desh kar": Also shortened to "Desh Kar" — literally translates as "just us"; a saying used between Storm Lords, similar to "been there, done that"; can also be used as an expression of sympathy or frustration at the burdens of being Iminir

    "Sehe nu lu'u thim." "Do not pollute yourself with the works of man" or "honour/honor nothing of human craft", the Tribal vow of the Predator Kings

    "Su a sar-hith sa": "Pay each spirit in kind", the Tribal vow of the Bone Shadows

    - Non-Canon -

    "Ina aske bur kikuru har hae su thakh, ma ur garum kal ku garum.": On the ragged edge of the world I'll roam, and the home of the wolf shall be my home. (Robert Service, The Nostomaniac)

    "Kuth iduthanna namthuf": "To cut the silver writing/markings/inscriptions" — refers to the act of the Pure removing your auspice, specifically the act of removing your silver brands, but pretty much a catch-all for Pure initiation

    "Nu lul kal usala nuth.": ""Let no false statement lie", the Tribal vow of the Fire-Touched

    "Nuthask kal igim lu nu akkal nuku kenser.": "Allow no one to witness or tend your weakness", the Tribal vow of the Storm Lords

    "Nu unurifanda ina kumatha kal viruhthim.": "Let no sacred place in your territory be violated", the Tribal vow of the Hunters In Darkness

    "Sagrik nuku sar ina habalthu ku nu sudekh.": "Offer no surrender that you would not accept", the Tribal vow of the Blood Talons

    "Sakthaf nu hanserthim dur nin lu ses.": "Consider no whelp of lesser blood your brother or sister", the Tribal vow of the Ivory Claw

    "Sehe kumatha ina hugin.": "Honor your territory in all things", the Tribal vow of the Iron Masters

    "Ur nu zi ir mi sith githul kal.": It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. (Virgil, Aeneid)

    "Ur kes dugu ma ur la gak kuk.": Speak of the wolf and he will show you his teeth. (Unknown)
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  • #2
    Let's start with one of my favorite words: Motherfucker.


    • #3
      And follow it up with an oldie but a good: Son of a bitch.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ArcaneArts View Post
        And follow it up with an oldie but a good: Son of a bitch.

        Originally posted by Ephsy View Post
        Let's start with one of my favorite words: Motherfucker.
        What context are you looking for the swear to be in? The f-word has many uses (and so do its derivatives); I can kill two birds with one stone by making multiple translations if you have ideas on what definitions of that word you want translated.


        • #5
          First hey how are ya, it's been a while.
          Second I have a couple for ya bud: Fang-Shapers, for the custom Pure tribe I have built (Actually will redesign it for Idigam Chronicles ) and Knights of Saint Adrian


          • #6
            Originally posted by Korogra View Post
            First hey how are ya, it's been a while.
            Second I have a couple for ya bud: Fang-Shapers, for the custom Pure tribe I have built (Actually will redesign it for Idigam Chronicles ) and Knights of Saint Adrian
            'Sup Koro? Hoped your guys have been enjoying the dictionary.

            Let's see....

            Mother****er: If you are Pure, it's Uzuhamukask, which is a particularly foul insult as it implies you're equivalent to one of Luna's steaming piles of poop left on the doorstep — Predator Kings throw it around frequently, Silver Fangs absolutely lose their heads if you use it in their presence, and the Fire-Touched just sigh and add it to the list of your sins. Rarely heard around Forsaken, but when it is, it's quite blasphemous and even worse that a certain, female-oriented c-word in English. A milder (but still very inappropriate) version used is Amukask, which doesn't carry the Lunar connontations.

            Son of a B****: Again, if you're among the Pure, the equivalent is Uzuhdur, which is fairly harsh. The term "bitch" by itself doesn't carry many negative connotations, for obvious reasons — that being said, one term is kliatamadur, which means roughly "son of the lowly mother". Kliatama is a not-so-nice word for a female that will sleep around to gain favours, rank and status, referring to the fact she became/will become a mother because she has to use her body in order to keep her place in the pack. Females that haven't had children from these affairs yet are known as kliat murruf, which roughly means "lowly reproductive organs". A cruder term for this is murrusuuf nidu, or just murrusuuf, the latter of which can refer to both males and females who engage in these activities.

            Knights of Saint Adrian: This would translate to Angzermedlu, which is very close in etymology to Angzermusim, the name for Angels of the God-Machine (Angii-Thilikh).

            Fang-Shapers: For these, I created Kukthidum, which means "fang-shaping pack" or "fang-creating pack".


            • #7
              How about these?

              1. Soulless (either the adjective(aka heartless) or the actual condition)

              2. To fight honorably or to fight dishonorably

              3. Heroic(or Hero) or Villainous(or Villain)

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              • #8
                Oh wow! Welcome back to translation land!

                I personally would like to request some sort of first tongue translation of "one day we shall meet again" either in friendly connotation such as between parting pack or packmates, or in a connotation insinuating next time there shall be blood and/or death.


                • #9
                  Who were you on the old forums, Dessembrae? Your avvie seems familiar....

                  Ooh, some good requests here! Let's see:

                  Soulless: A soulless person, i.e. one who seems to have no sense of morality or conscience, may be called a viruhursakh (which is particularly harsh or strong to use, as it implies you're heartless because of Soulless Wolf, a.k.a. Viruhk-Ur), or more plainly, nuhursakh ("no-heart"). The latter term can also refer to someone who has become soulless in the context of losing their soul; while we already know zi'ir is used for Morality 0 werewolves, a similar term is used for those who have experienced soul loss — zi'rih, "spirit-eaten". Though the term often refers to those turned into hollowed shells by hosts and other spirits, it can refer to anyone who has lost their soul. Zi'irs who became zi'irs due to the Soul Loss condition of GMC are sometimes called rih-galer zi'ir (or just rih-galer), "Broken Souls damned by being eaten". Horrifying in its context, as the thought of a wolf losing their minds because their soul was snatched is much like how a spirit is absorbed into another spirit by being eaten — they lose themselves, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly.

                  To Fight: In the old dictionary, I didn't really give a word for "fight", but I gave specific terms for different kinds of fighting, reflecting how the Uratha have several words for types of fighting due to their culture. The word for "challenge", habalthu, was meant to be used in my translations to refer to fighting most of the time, reflecting how most "fights" between wolves are challenges for dominance. Ergo, to fight honourably would likely depend on the tribe you're part of; for example, all wolves would probably use the term Urfarah habalthudu, which means "to fight like Father Wolf himself", as a major compliment to an honourable fighter. Tribes individually may use the names of their totems to refer to what they consider honourable fighting, i.e. Fenris habalthudu for a skillful Blood Talon warrior, Kamduis habalthu for a Bone Shadow who always gives the spirit a fair shot, and so on. On the other hand, dirty fighting might be known to the Forsaken as Anshega habalthudu, which means "you fight like the Pure" — not very flattering for a werewolf of Luna's. The opposite of this, for the Pure, is obviously Urdaga habalthudu, Some may use gurim habalthudu, meaning "you fight like a sick animal", the lowercase voiced around Fire-Touched by pronouncing the "gur" as a guttural growl to take a swipe at their totem. Pure instead use Uzuhabalthudu, which is a lot stronger-sounding a term of the Uratha, and is meant to clearly identify them in a conversation as children of the traitorous Bitch Moon. The worst of dirty fighters — those who give unnecessarily painful deaths or compromise their packs and others — may get slapped with viruhabalthu, which means "your fighting is inherently corrupted and filthy". A worse version of this is Maelhabalthu, which not only refers to the dirty fighting tactics of the Bale Hounds, but also those who go to extremely foul lengths to win a fight, to the point of consorting with Wound-spawn and foul hosts.

                  Heroic and Villainous: Heroic would be kalekal-zi, "one of a renowned soul"; the greatest of heroes are made distinct in this term by having no hypen between "kalekal" and "zi", meaning "one who is inherently renown". Villains are known as zi'ira (original term by Mr. Shopping of Detroit Rock City fame), which means "close to being broken-souled, foul, dishonourable or of low morality".

                  One Day We Shall Meet Again: Friendly version? "Kin ah kana kalsufala guth Iduth." — "There will be a time to meet when the Moon turns well," meaning that the parties will meet by the mercy of Mother Moon. Hostile version? "Ku sahfa Suth-Iduth su-ah hiri'us nuku." — "I promise I find you under a Bloodied Luna," or, "I swear I will find you under a bloody moon." Get rid of the "sahfa" part if you're not hell-bent on revenge or otherwise furious.

                  Edit: Almost forgot — if you're Pure, the friendly version is, "Ku nuku kin ina nuduth ah," which means, "We will meet in moonless times." This refers to meeting in a place where there is no trace of Luna or her servants, such as the hated Forsaken.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sikla Alkis View Post

                    'Sup Koro? Hoped your guys have been enjoying the dictionary.

                    Knights of Saint Adrian: This would translate to Angzermedlu, which is very close in etymology to Angzermusim, the name for Angels of the God-Machine (Angii-Thilikh).

                    Fang-Shapers: For these, I created Kukthidum, which means "fang-shaping pack" or "fang-creating pack".
                    I've been well,I sure do enjoy your dictionary ^^

                    I love those translation, they are awesome! I do have two more for you if that is alright

                    I have asked for these two before, but due to problems and such I have lost their translations: Chimera and Tie Lin


                    • #11
                      What does "Tie Lin" mean, if I might ask? It looks like a Chinese name.

                      As for the term chimera:

                      Suasumthurah: Chimera, the mythical Greek beast, and also referring to the patron of the Stargazers.

                      sharsusar: Chimera, unnatural hybrid; animera and humera (as described in Skinchangers) are called hidumamu-sharsusar and lu'u-sharsusar, respectively. Something interesting to note here is the mashup nature of the term hidumamu itself — we have hidumam, a rare word in First Tongue in that it is the distinct plural of another word (hidum, meaning "animal"), combined with the -u suffix that often denotes a type of host (az, "spider", "poisonous vermin" compared to Azlu, "spider host", for example). Therefore, "an unnatural hybrid host to animals". And yet, the term for a humera is rather straightforward — then again, if you pronounced that final u with emphasis, you could also get a word that means "an unnatural hybrid host to a human", in a case where the suffixed form and the original form are only differentiated by pronunciation.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sikla Alkis View Post
                        What does "Tie Lin" mean, if I might ask? It looks like a Chinese name.
                        Tie Lin means "Iron Scales" in Chinese ^^

                        Also, this is the last one for me for the time being my friend: thousand faces


                        • #13
                          You probably don't need this, but in case you're interested, here's a Sumerian Dictionary with the Reversed Grimms Law pre applied:

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nikink View Post
                            You probably don't need this, but in case you're interested, here's a Sumerian Dictionary with the Reversed Grimms Law pre applied:

                            This is amazing.


                            nikink: A librarian, a scholar, a professor or teacher of a lost or exclusive art (such as a type of ritual); powerful spirits that attend to libraries, as well as those that attend to places of lost knowledge and sacred power, are known as Nikinkhim.

                            Edit: Almost forgot the translations.

                            Tie Lin (Iron Scales): Three versions depending on what the name is supposed to mean or imply. Ansarmusinhirigus if he literally has a body of iron scales, Ansar-Musinhirigus if an iron-scaled form is part of what he is, and Ansar Musinhirigus if he has some sort of iron scale or something representing iron scales, such as scale armour.

                            Thousand Faces: Similar thing here. Li'imikhi if a fundamental part of him is to literally have a thousand faces; Li'im-Ikhi if a thousand faces are a feature of his; Li'im Ikhi if the thousand faces are more "a thousand guises", or if he's known to be called that because he has a thousand faces he can change into.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sikla Alkis View Post


                              nikink: A librarian, a scholar, a professor or teacher of a lost or exclusive art (such as a type of ritual); powerful spirits that attend to libraries, as well as those that attend to places of lost knowledge and sacred power, are known as Nikinkhim.
                              Bwahahah! Awesome, thanks!

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