ven expressions

p>A Collection of Words & Expressions from the ven Language as found in Houses of the Blooded by Mr. John Wick, et al. Compiled by Paul G. Blair Shanri Research Institute A.D. MMIX

  • a: and
  • achala: divination (lit. “farsight”)
  • adrente: shepherd; (Wolf family, lit. “My weapon is myself ”)
  • aeldana de Shanru tala: “the world has no mercy”
  • aelva danna: sorcerer-kings; wicked ones
  • aelva danna de nuru: “the wicked ones only sleep”
  • aelvadyn: ornamentation (lit. “little stars”)
  • agotha: spider (one of the Olivana, lit. “I wait”)
  • ajurna: hedonism
  • alta: “thank you”
  • althua: party; event, occurrence
  • altrex: liege lord
  • altrua: pathos; also: (sticky white substance that covers ven entering the Solace; see also: vaq’in)
  • alvathen: opera
  • avala: serpent (one of the Olivana)
  • avali: (ritual of the ikhalya; lit. “holy murder”)
  • avanadande: dragon (one of the Olivana)
  • avirex(a): earl (the “a” is added for a female)
  • blunda: Bad Form
  • blush’vennan: mass murder; warfare
  • burghe: hill, high place, high fortress; (Bear family, lit. “Alone we stand together”)
  • d’valesh: “a game of knives”
  • da’fhil: (golem used by the cult of Ahvril; lit. “Child of Pain”)
  • dacha: duel or dance.; lit “Moving Feet”
  • dachanau: (ritualized Senatorial debate; lit. “the dance of words”)
  • dalada: thief, criminal
  • dalven suena: “what you have is what you deserve”
  • Davfanna Aldrena: (largest port city in Shanri); the Senate
  • Dav’ty nonnon: “throwing an insult”
  • didjerva: accounting book
  • drende: wolf (one of the Olivana)
  • dulla: black; veiled, invisible
  • eshanu: wasp (one of the Olivana)
  • falin duada: puzzle house
  • fashuva: fell one
  • futali: ransom
  • fyllyn: marquis/marquise
  • grusha: common horse (lit. “people’s animal”)
  • hajkalay: the Blooded
  • hovana: hospitality
  • ikhalya: (cultists of Ikhalu; lit. “children of Ikhalu”)
  • ilderim: high-bred horse (one of the Olivana); steed
  • illdrua: spectre
  • ilsyrr: poison (lit. “the quiet death”; see also: sysh’venda)
  • inguena: Cunning
  • italthala: (a narcotic oil, lit. “the Silken Veil”)
  • ithuna: faker
  • jiv: guitar
  • kachka: cat (one of the Olivana)
  • khanurdante: great elk (one of the Olivana)
  • kvir tam: “make the Law”
  • mwrr: “servant of the undergod”; (Serpent family, lit. “I bear Wisdom’s price”)
  • na nanva: not now; perhaps later
  • ohlrex: duke/duchess
  • ojava: violin, fiddle
  • Olivana: (sacred totemic animals)
  • orichalcum: sorcerous steel (lit. “golden iron”)
  • ork: monster; other, outsider
  • padana: heartbroken (lit. “hurt beyond healing”)
  • pala da nata: “don’t break the dishes”
  • pallentarro: Law (lit. “the appropriate step”)
  • pendala: harpsichord
  • poolha: bashful; drug user
  • puja: quill; (professional contract writer)
  • q’al: fox (one of the Olivana; see also: yvarai)
  • Q’naldinir: (central mini-continent of Shanri; lit. “Golden Center under the Sky”, or “Hub of all Revenge”)
  • q’thala: (heightened perception from italthala use, lit. “Part the veil”)
  • q’va: the Solace, the Stillness
  • q’val: priest; monk (see also: v’dallvyr)
  • q’valrux: (liegeless noble; lit. “bold nobility”)
  • r’shana: baron/baroness
  • rajan: paladin, holy warrior, “Keeper of the Law”
  • rhushva: count/countess
  • ruk: commoner, unblooded; beneath notice (see also: shluah veth, veth)
  • sa-Suaven: patron Suaven (lit. “most holy”)
  • san: the Insulted
  • sanjien: (martial art “that binds the soul and the Sword.”
  • sanna sava: “Are you sincere?”
  • sav: the Insulter
  • sava: subtle
  • senva: sorcery (see also: valae tyrun)
  • senvada: sorcerer/sorceress (see also: worloch)
  • senvu: swordsman (lit. “I carry the Sword”); (blood ritual binding Swordsman to Sword)
  • sh’vla: (ven unit of measurement)
  • Shanri: world (lit. the Great Enemy; see also: Shanru Domya)
  • Shanru Domya: world (lit. the Merciless Mother; see also: Shanri)
  • shara: “veiled rose”
  • shivu: falcon (one of the Olivana)
  • shluah veth: merchant (lit. “proud dirt”; see also: veth)
  • shunta van a vera: “wearing the black”
  • steele: adamant, enduring; (Elk family, lit. “I have never surrendered”)
  • strunaga: Strength
  • Suaven: the Sleeping Ones (see also: fashuva, sa-Suaven)
  • sush: “way of silence” (lit. “moving without a shadow”)
  • sushana: Style
  • sutha: narcotic (lit. “death’s little kisses”)
  • syldana: corset
  • sylv: to bind
  • sysh’venda: poison (lit. “the patient kiss”; see also: ilsyrr)
  • t’vill tama: “no rest for the wicked”
  • taba: (sacred knives of the ikhalya)
  • tala: art
  • talanday: Courage
  • talashan: “speaker to the soil”
  • tamtalt: lute
  • tavala: juggler, bard
  • tavalana: True Pain
  • thorne: wild land, place of trees; (Falcon family, lit. “I am the land”)
  • thuaka: (style of fighting with spear and shield; see also: thuakatan sen)
  • thuakatan sen: “you aren’t good enough for the Sword” (see also: thuaka)
  • thuakaven: spearman
  • toola: hammer dulcimer
  • tulpa: doppleganger
  • tuthallen: generosity (lit. “what is mine is ours”)
  • tylvarae: artifact
  • urdagha: “convenient faithful”
  • ushalaven: mountain men
  • ushanavan: (noble school)
  • ushavana: pillowbook (lit. “book for the bed”)
  • uvaltua: Cunning
  • uvandir: boar (one of the Olivana)
  • uvanla: murder (lit. “moment of opportunity”; see also: zsanstozs)
  • v’dallvyr: high priest (see also: q’val)
  • vala: Insult
  • valae: blood
  • valae tiquim: Blood oath
  • valae tyrun: blood magic (see also: senva)
  • valana: Injury
  • vanadanav: ambigram
  • vaq’in: (sticky white substance that covers ven entering the Solace; lit. “webs of dreaming”; see also: altrua)
  • vasha: fan
  • vashna: investigator (agents of the Senate)
  • v’dallvyr: “high priests”
  • vazhna: savage
  • ven: all of us; we
  • veta: face
  • veth: peasant; dirt (see also: ruk)
  • voca: digeridoo
  • vrentada: (artistic romantic work including operas, novels, plays, etc.)
  • vrentae: obsession (lit. “holding my heart”); Revenge (vrentǽ); Romance, love (vréntae)
  • wavenda: Prowess
  • worloch: oath-breaker (see also: senvada)
  • yllanavana: (name of the ven language)
  • ylthalir: the sublime (lit. “That which cannot be said, only touched for a moment”)
  • ysalta: banneret (see also: yvil)
  • ytola: (submissive mate; see also: yvestra)
  • yv: guardian, keeper, “he who has taken.”
  • yvarai: fox; (Fox family, lit. “Desire is tamed with a kiss”; see also: q’al)
  • yvasa: Master of the Road
  • yvaya: (landed roadman; see also: yvil)
  • yvaytha: Beauty
  • yvestra: (dominant mate; see also: ytola)
  • yvil: road warden, roadman, highwayman
  • yvtavia: (lady’s personal guard; lit. “guard of the garter”)
  • Zhivali: (deck of cards used for games and fortune-telling)
  • zsanstozs: murder; the Final Sin (see also: uvanla)

ven expressions

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