Romulan dictionary

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The following is the official acceptable dictionary for TOS TrekMUSE Romulans. Most of these words were taken from Diane Duane's books, while many others were derived from these other words. A few have been accepted from the FASA Romulan Language guide, and a few have been player-submitted and approved.

Table of contents: Top - 0-9 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


0-9

Ni
Zero
Io
One
Re
Two
Thi
Three
Khi
Four
Rhi
Five
Tho
Six
Reh
Seven
Lle
Eight
Neh
Nine
Fvra
Ten
io-pre
one hundred
io-pre'io
One hundred and One
io-pthi
one thousand
io-prhi
one million
io-plle
one hundred million
io-pneh
one billion
io-pdev
ten billion

A

aea'
prefix for agricultural designations, such as in farm land names.
aefvadh
greeting, literally "be welcome"
aehallh
1. a monster or ghost
2. an illusory creature, cognate to "nightmare" in terran tradition that "rides" the dreamer to its perdition
3. the image or illusion that one being has of another, as opposed to the true nature of the person in question.
aei
element, as in nature or spiritual.
Aei'Tennh
elemental earth
Aei'Llekhi
elemental fire
Aei'Haedl
elemental water
Aei'Nniaqh
elemental air
ael
1. winged creature
2. personal name connoting a creature which moves quickly giving one little time to make out details.
Aen
Wing
Aehkhifv
Destruction
Aen v'Saeihr
Wing of the Stars (Or StarWing)
afw'ein
reason, logic, or logical mental process
aidoann
1. the moon
2. personal name, connoting the moon
aihai
plains, flatlands, prairie
aihr
this is
arrenhe
Graceful (exact translation)
Arrhae
worth-in-cash, originally "arrhe"
arrhe
1. worth-in-cash
2. a servant who performed the duties of slave below his/her rank, modified to be "a servant more worthy of a higher position than those awarded it."
au'e
Oh yes
auethn
1. advise me
2. answer a query

C

Ch'Havran
planet of the Travelers
Ch'Havranha
native of the planet Ch'Havran, plural Ch'Havrannsu
Ch'Rihan
planet of the Chosen

D

daise
chief, principle, senior, foremost
daisemi'in
chief among several
deihu
senator, elder
Dhael
Bird (General; conceptual, as often applied to REAL birds, as to the thought-image of a bird, or gliding, or soaring, etc.)
D'Hajhudh
A mythical dragon-like creature that lived among the stars, or 'Star-Dragon', singular.
Dha'rudh
Jerk, total idiot. (curse)

E

Efw'khelh
Defender
Eirhiss
Nest
Eisn
"Homesun", the G9 star 128 Trianguli
Eitreih'hveinn
The Farmer's Festival
enriov
admiral of fleet forces.
enarrain
senior Centurion, colonel of infantry
erei'Riov
1. subcommander
2. captain of the infantry
3. lieutenant-commander of fleet forces
erein
antecenturion or subcenturion [Note: Translation sources vary. Officer-cadet of infantry or ensign of the fleet forces.]
etrehh
machine

F

Fvadt
the "F" word (Curse)
fvai, fvaiin
child's riding beast and house pet [Note: Analogous to the Terran Oligocene-period Mesohippus in size though only approximate in appearance.]
Fveirrolh
Vigilant, Perserverant
fvillha
1. praetor
2. a judicial-level official with some executive powers, now much expanded
fvillhaih
praetorate
Fvillhaih Ellanna-hel t'Rihannsu
Praetorate of the Romulan Star Empire

G

Galae
Fleet (Most specifically, space fleet, since the battles of Rihannsu history were principally land-based. However, there was a later, enthusiastic adoption of massed airpower in both the offensive and defensive modes, and it is here, rather than in naval tradition, that the term has it's origins.)
Ghalai
Swarm

H

Haerh
Cargo Space
Haerht
Cargo Hold
Huad
Writing (see text of huadet')
Huadet'
Printout (from huad, writing, and etrehh, machine. Computer printout: sometimes, screen dump as well. Cf hnhaudr, see below)
Hnhuadr
Data Transfer (Direct protocol transfer from one computer to another)
Hveillh
Territory; usually an area of land but now accepted in terms of space as well.
Hvei'knenn
Storm
Hfai, Hfehan
Servant(s) (Bond servant earning a wage, but without the liberty of changing employers at will)
Hfihar
House (Noble families, NOT dwellings. see below. Plural Hfirhnn)
hlai, hlaiim
Large, flightless bird(s), farmed for their meat; similar to the terran ostrich. The very largest are also tamed for children to ride. This, however, renders their meat unusable.
hlai'hwy, hlai'vna
"Held" and "Loose" hlai; domesticated and wild (game) birds.
Hna'h
Engage (activation-imperative suffix, eg: "Fire!" "Energize!" "Go!")
Hnafirh
See (but not as an active verb; passive with an implication that someone else must cooperate in the act of sharing or imparting information. Cf. hnafirh'rau)
Hnafirh'rau
Let me/us see it (see above)
Hnafiv
Hear (as above)
Hnafiv'rau
Let me hear (see above)
Hnaev
Crap (curse)
Hrrau
at/on/in (a general locative particle or infix)
Hru'hfe
Head Servant (Head-of-the-Household. The senior servant among the domestic staff, appointed as overseer and servant's manager)
Hru'hfirh
Head of House (euphemism: "The Lord", Most senior member of a noble family)
H'ta fvau
Come back here (To last place! Immediate return!)
Hteij
Transporter (Transmat. Not considered as a reliable form of travel, most of the time (possibly understandable, considering that the technology was bought second hand from the khell'oann-mhehorael))
Hteij'rhe
Transporter Room
Hwaveyiir
Bridge (Command-Executive center, the flight bridge of a ship as opposed to the combat-control area. (See Oira))
Hwiiy
You are (sometimes imperative)

I

Ie
Yes (General response or acknowledgement)
ie'yyak-hnah
Fire Phasers!
iehyyak
Multiple Phasers ("multiple" rather than "several" phasers, especially in reference to the combat-control area)
ihlarei(nen)
memory, (memories).

J

ja
a sun, star.

K

Khaiell
Wind
Khall
Eye, or relating to sight.
Khall'ianen;
Seeker (One who searches)
khellian
Hunter (Archaic, also a proper house-name)
khell'oann-mhehorael
The Klingon Empire (See lloann'mhrahel)
-Khoi
Cease (Cease, switch off, finish)
khre'Riov
Commander-General (Equivalent to a colonel of infantry or a commodore of fleet forces)
kllhe
Worm (The annelid worm, introduced to domestic hlai-pens, which ingests the acidic dung and thus processes it to usable fertilizer. Also an insult.)
kll'inghann
The Klingon people (however see khell'oann-mhehorael)
klivam
Klingon, derogatory.

L

lehe'jhme
A fruit used to make wine
Lhaerrh
Lifter (Object that lifts)
Lhaerrhnen
Lifter (One that lifts)
lhhei
Madam
Lladiennh
fulcrum, critical support feature.
llaekh-ae'rl
Laughing Murder; the practice or kata forms of a common Rihannsu unarmed combat technique. (Provenance of the name is uncertain)
Llhaes
Sky
Llaihr
Death
Llaiir
Fire
llaudh
A sneaky person (not always an insult when used in reference to Rihannsu people or culture)
llekhi
light, either from a natural or artificial source.
llhrei'sian
Diarrhea (as a result of mild food poisoning; a term exactly equivalent to "The runs." "The Titanian two-step." "The (any number of edible object)'s revenge."
llilla'hu
That will do ("That's just enough"; barely adequate, sufficient.)
lloann'mhrahel
The United Federation of Planets (However, the term translates most acuurately as "Them, from There" (as opposed to "Us, from Here"). The Klingons, once encountered, were promptly named khell'oann-mhehorael ("More of them, from Somewhere Else".))
lloan'na
Fed (catchall title for a UFP member, translating exactly as a/the Fed)
lloannen'galae
Federation Fleet (Federation Battlegroup, Task Force; the word has aggressive connotations that do not differentiate between warships and civilian vessels.

M

Mnek'nra
Good (Well, good, correct, satisfactory, inferior-superior mode)
Mnekha
Good (As above, superior-inferior mode)
Mnhei'sahe
The Ruling Passion (The concept, or concept complex, that rules most of Rihannsu life in terms of Honor. Mnhei'sahe is primarily occupied with courtesy to the people around one: this courtesy, depending on circumstances, may require killing a person to do him honor, or severely disadvantaging oneself on his behalf. There are many ramifications too involved to go into, but generall Mnhei'sahe is satisfied if all the parties to an agreement feel that their "face" or honor is intact after a (social) or other transaction. NB: The concept has occasionally been mistranslated as implying that a given action is done "for another person's good." This is incorrect; such a concept literally does not exist in Rihannsu culture. One does things for one's own good -- or rather, the good of one's honor, and if properly carried out, the actions in question will have benefitted the other parties in the transaction as well.)

N

nei'rrh
small birds, similar in size and flight characteristics to terran hummingbirds. (family Trochilidae). With a poison-secreting spur on the upper mandible of the beak. Also an insult, referring to a person annoying or dangerous out of all proportion to their size, status, or (usually) worth.
neth nah'lai
either or
nuhirrien
Charisma ("look-toward", the quality of charisma or mass attractiveness)

O

oakh
farmplot
oal'lhih
Announce the presence/the arrival
oira
Battle control (aboard warbird-class and smaller ships, this is the same as the bridge-deck (see hwaveyiir) as the flight control area, although rigged for combat; but on larger, Klingon-built Akif and K't'inga class vessels the word applies to a seperate, heavily armored area deep in the command prow.)
omien
Honor (not to be confused with the much stronger word mnhei'sahe)

Q

qiuu
all
qiuu'n (oaii)
everything, "The lot."

R

R'aemn dh-Llaiir
Fire-Land. Rihannsu name for the Tholia Province annexed after the Tholian Exodus.
Ra'kholh
Avenger (A popular ship-name in the Rihannsu fleet)
Rakh'orhe
Vengeance
rarh
geological blemish, translating to 'scar of land', such as a canyon, rock crevices, etc.
ra'shav'na
Javelin, throwing-spear.
Ra'tleihfi
The capitol city on ch'Rihan
rehei
Private name, fourth name, the name a Rihannsu finds within oneself and then shares only with those closest to him/her.
Reh'llan
Exploding
Rehllai
To Explode
rekkhai
Sir (inferior-superior high-phase mode)
rha-rh'e
"Indeed?" "Is that so?" (colloqoial "Oh yeah?")
Rhien
Blood
Rihanh
The Declared
Rihanha
One of the Declared (A Romulan)
Rihannsu
relating to the Declared (Adjective: Romulan)
Riov
Captain of Fleet Forces. "Commander" of a warship.
Rrh'eilln
Carrier
rrh-thanai
Hostage-Fostering (sometimes the making of peace by the exchanging of children, each to be brought up by the other's tradition to further understanding and harmony. Sometimes the exchange is simply to provide leverage and a surety of good behavior: "Don't do this, or your son/daughter will die." Fosterings often start in one context and end up in another.)

S

Saefvi'llahn;
Comet
Saeihr
Star, plural saeihrnn
S'harien
Pierceblood (The name in Old Vulcan, chosen by pre-sundering Vulcan's most famous swordsmith as a reaction against the teachings of Surak: The name was also given to his swords)
Sienae
Talon
siuren
Minutes (Or at least, the Rihannsu equivalent, actually equal to 50.5 seconds)
Ssaedhe
Gallant, Brave
sseikae
A scavenger, analogous to the Terran hyena Crocuta Crocuta and employed as an insult in the same way
ssuaj-ha
understood (Inferior-Superior mode)
ssuej-d'ifv
Do you understand (Superior-Inferior mode)
sthea'hwii
I request (an action) be done at once (superior-inferior, courteous mode.)

T

ta krenn
Look there! (Look at this!)
ta'khoi
Screen off (Usage for voice-activated equipment and (if used to another person) very explicit superiority)
ta'rhae
Screen on (See above.)
telhai
heart, as in the 'core' of something.
tennh'
prefix for geological/architectural features, such as a mine or cave.
Terrh
Night
th'ann(-a)
(the) prisoner
thrai, thraiin
Predator, analogous to the Terran wolverine Gulo luscus; and possessed of similar legendary traits for persistance, vengeful stubborness, and ferocity.
tlhei
My word (Occasionally as in "My (given) word" but more usually "My command/Order/bidding")

U

urru
go to... (A non-mode imperative, which if circumstances permit can be used from low to high as well as the more usual vice-versa.)

V

vaed'rae
Attend me (Hear me/Attend me, more imperative than "Listen", and more formal)
vah-udt
"What rank?" (Who are you (to be asking/doing this)?)
vriha
highest/most superior

Y

Yhea
1. Swift
2. Cabinet/Committee, group of people serving a purpose.
yhfi-ss'ue
Travel tubes (The public transport system of the five rail-mounted cars, powered by electromagnetic linear morots, carrying 20 persons in an enclosed weatherproof tube.)


Calendar and Time System

The new calendar was based on the Ch'Rihan year, which makes for a convenient Base 16 inspired calendar with 11 "months" of 32 "days" each, and a "leap year" every 8 "years". Each month is further divided into 4 "weeks" that are 8 "days" in length. Each "day" is divided into 32 "hours", each "hour" is divided into 32 "minutes", and each "minute" is divided into 32 "seconds". For usefulness, there is an additional unit of time that represents a quarter of this "second" for usefulness.

ihnerha
quarter-second
nerha
seconds
siuren
minutes
kehreh
hours
dierha
days
dhaei
weeks
khaidoa
months
fvheisn
years, seasons.


Month and Weekday names will be posted soon, as soon as I decipher the rom coded functions. ;]