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Warhammer Dwarven Lexicon

An most excellent lookup guide for the Dwarven language of Khazalid.

Posted by Dourin on Apr 15 2008 07:59 PM
This Dwarven dictionary has been around the the brewery for quite some time and the original author's name has been lost to the mists of time and the aftereffects of various forum revamps. It has been compiled from various sources, including the 5th and 6th edition Dwarf armybooks, the infamous Stone & Steel from the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st edition, and some White Dwarf issues. A special thanks to MR. Alfred Nuņez (the author of Stone & Steel) is in order, for helping me and answering my questions so quickly. Also I'd like to thank Bugman for giving my custody of this article, in order to expand the lexicon and for helping me with all the technical problems.


A
A: of, with, within, to
Ad: did, done
Af: They, you (plural)
Agril: Silver metal
Agrul: Stone carving; lines in the face of a very old Dwarf
Ai, I, Ap, Ip: Yes
Akrak: Fortune, luck (WD 153)
Alabrin: Swiftness, quick (WD 153)
An: Will, shall, am ging to, with purpose
Anad: Will have done or shall have done
Ang, Angaz: Ironwork
Ankor: Domain or realm
Anu: Soon, very soon, any minute now
Arkhandrazkal: art of inscribing runes on precious metal with a Troll's tooth
Az: War axe
Azamar: Eternity, forever (WD 153)
Az-Dreugi: Great Axe
Azgul: Treasure hoard
Azkahr: Massive masonry
Azul: Metal of any kind; dependable; a sturdy Dwarf
Azz: Cleaving

B
Bak : Fist, punch (WD314)
Bakraz: Berserker, nutter (WD 153)
Bar, Barak: But,bear in mid, except for; A fortified gateway or door, tower, wall
Barag: War machine, siege machine, cannon
Baraz: A bond or promise
Bin: In, on, beside
Boga: A candle which blows out unexpectedly plunging the tunnel into darkness
Bok: Banging your head on the roof of a low tunnel; characteristic scar on the forehead caused by same
Boki: Slang word for a Dwarf miner
Bolg: Large fat belly. Also a state of extreme wealth, age and contentment
Bran: clevert, alert, mentally sharp
Bron: Bread cake
Bryn: Gold which shines strikingly in the sunlight; anything shiny or brilliant.

C
Chuf: Pieces of very old cheese a Dwarf miner keeps under his hat for emergencies

D
Dammaz: A grievance, grudge, or insult to be avenged
Dang: Strike, hit (WD 153)
Dal: Old; good
Dar: A challenge or bet
Dawi: Dwarfs
Dawr: as good as something can get without it being proven over time and hard use.
Deb: new, untried, raw
Dharkhangron: Dark beneath the world (underground)
Doh: Stupid, slow-witted, gullible
Dok: Watch, observe or see; also refers to the eye
Dongliz: The parts of a Dwarf's body that are impossible to scratch
Dork : Giant, tall, unstable (WD314)
Drakendrengi: Dragonslayer
Drakk: Dragon
Drangthrong: Huge dwarf army
Drazh: Black, night
Drek: Far, a great distance; great ambition or enterprise
Dreng: Slay in combat, mighty strike, killing blow (WD 153)
Drengi: Slayer
Drin: Road, highway
Dron: Thunder
Drongnel: Dragon stew with cave mushrooms marinated in strong ale
Drung: To defeat, vanquish
Duk: Low, narrow tunnel
Dum: Doom, Chaos, Darkness
Durak: Hard
Duraz: Stone or slab
Duruk: might (WD 153)
Dwor: Fear, the concept of fear itself (WD 153)

E
Ek: He, she, it, you (singular)
Ekrund: A stairway descending beneath the ground
Elgi: Elves
Elgram: Weak, enfeebled, thin
Elgraz: Construction that looks as if it is about to collapse
Endrinkuli: Engineer (generally a dwarf engineer)

F
Fleg: Banner, standard (WD314)
Frongol: Mushroom which grow at the back of a cave

G
Galaz: Gold of particular ornamental value
Garaz: Fearless, rebellious
Gand: Find, discover
Gazan: Plains, wasteland
Gazul: Ancestor God and Protector of the Dead
Ghal: Skull
Ghull, Ghull-dreng: banishment, exile (WD 153)
Gibal: Fragment of food enmeshed in a Dwarf's beard
Ginit: Small stone which works its way into your boot causing discomfort
Girt: Broad tunnel with plenty of headroom
Gnol: old, reliable, proven, wise
Gnollengrom: respect due to a dwarf who has a longer and more spectacular beard
Gor: Wild beast
Gorak: Great cunning, uncanny
Gorl: Gold which is especially soft and yellow; the color yellow
Gorm: Old, High, wise, powerful, bearded
Gorog: Ale; high spirits; a drinking binge
Goruz: Horn, made of horns
Got: March or travel quickly and with purpose
Gov: Thane (WD314)
Grik: Pain in the neck caused by continually stooping in a low tunnel
Grim: Harsh, unyeilding
Grimaz: Barren place
Grindal: Long flaxen plaits worn by Dwarf maidens
Grint: Waste rock or spoil left by miners' excavation
Grizal: Poor meat
Grizdal: Ale which has been fermented for at least a century
Grobi: Goblins
Grobkaz: Goblin work; evil deeds
Grobkul: Art of stalking Goblins in caves
Grog: Inferior or watered ale; mannish brew
Grom: Brave or defiant
Gromdal: An ancient artifact
Gromthi: Ancestor
Grong: Anvil
Grongol: Tomb vaults of ancestors
Grontdrengi: Giantslayer
Gronti: Giant, giants
Grumbak: A short measure of ale; trivial complaint or grumble
Grumbaki:A grumbler or whiner
Grund: Hammer
Grung: A mine
Grungnaz: Making or smithying
Grungni: Dwarf Ancestor, god of mines and smiths
Grungron: A forge
Guz: To consume food or drink
Guzzen: Feed, insert, push (WD314)

H
Hakka: cut, cutting (byword) (WD 153)
Har, Haraz: Fire, lave
Hazkal: Ale brewed recently; a fiery young warrior.
Hirn: Horn (instrument)
Hunk: Carry heavy rocks or other burden
Huzhrung: Massive city wall

I
Ik: Putting your hand in something slimy and unpleasant in the darkness
Irkul: Pillared vault hewn in rock
Izor: Copper
Izril: jewels

K
Kadrin: Mountain Pass
Kalan: Clan (WD314)
Karag: Volcano or barren mountain
Karak: Enduring, mountain, stronghold
Karaz: Strong, enduring, old
Karin: shield, temporary protection (WD314)
Karugromthi: Living ancestor
Katalh˙k: End of a journey, arrival
Kazad: Fortress, city
Kazak: war or battle
Kazhunki: Knight, cavalry, rider lit. Carried warror (WD314)
Khaz: An underground hall
Khazid: town, village, settlement
Khrum: war drum
Khulgur, Kulgur: The art of cooking Troll
Klad: Armor
Klang: parry, render useless in combat (WD 153)
Klinka: chisel
Konk: Gold which is ruddy in color; large and bulbous nose.
Krink: Bad back due to continual stooping
Kro: Crow, raven, dark brid (WD314)
Kron: Book; record or history
Kruk: A seemingly promising vein of ore which gives out suddenly; an unexpected disappointment; a venture which comes to nothing.
Krunk: Underground rockfall; a disaster
Krut: A discomforting disease contracted from mountain goats
Kruti: A Dwarf suffering from Krut; a goatherder; an insult.
Kuchungkuchung: water pump, water wheel
Kuri: Meat stew boiled up by travelling Dwarfs from whatever ingredients are at hand. Traditionally spiced with wild berries.
Kuzz: Courage, heroic (WD 153)

L
Langk: length, long
Lhune: Crescent, moonlight
Lok: Highly embellished or intricate; praiseworthy

M
Makaz: Weapon or tool
Maraz: splitter, cleaver
Mhornar: shadow:
Mighdal: fortified outpost, blockhouse, gatehouse
Mingol: Tall watchtower built on lowland
Mizpal: Volcanic glass
Morgrim: ancestor god of engineers
Muzkhgrum: Blast furnace slag

N
Naggrund: An area of great upheaval, devastation, or industry.
Nai, Na, Nuf: No
Nar: Sunrise, East
Narga: dispell, spelleater (WD 153)
Nathgar: Leather embroidered with gold thread in runic or animal designs
Nogarung: Drinking tankard made from the skull of a Troll
Norn: Barren earth, area limited in resources
Nu: now, at this time

O
Ogri: Ogre
OK: cunning or skilful, why, how
Okri: Craftsman - a common personal name
Ongrun: mercenaries, allies
Onk: Comradely accretion of dirt and grime on a company of Dwarfs who have spent many days underground.
Or: I, me, myself
Ori: Work
Orrud: Red cloud, volcanic plume

R
Ragarin: Coarse and uncomfortable clothing made from the hide of Trolls
Rhun: Rune, word, or power.
Rhunki: Runesmith
Rhyn: Redstone
Rik: King or Lord
Rikkaz: Hammer (WD314)
Rikkazen: Crush, to beat to a pulp, to turn to ruble (WD314)
Rikkit: A small stone which falls on your head as you walk down a tunnel
Ril: Gold ore which shines brightly in rock
Rink: Command, to give orders, lead (WD314)
Rinn: A Lady Dwarf; king's consort.
Rorkaz: Informal shouting contest
Ruf: a lager underground dome, either natural or constructed
Runk: A one-sided fight; a sound thrashing!
Rutz: Slackness of bowels caused by drinking too much ale
Ruvalk: river, flood

S
Sar: May, could, might
Skaud: song, loud, booming sound
Skarrenruf: the colour bright blue, the day time sky
Skaz: Thieery
Skazi: Thief
Skof: A cold meal eaten underground
Skrat: To search for gold amongst rock debris or steam bed; scavenge; sparse living.
Skrati: Poor prospector
Skree: Loose rock on mountain-side
Skruff: A scrawny beard; and outrageous insult!
Skrund: to hew rock; to get stuck.
Skuf: A drunken brawl or skirmish
Slotch: A sodden mix of water, mud and pulverised stone found at the bottom of a mineworking.
Smak: Punish physically (WD314)
Smednir: Ancestor god pf metalworking, jewelsmithing and artisans
Stok: To hit or strike
Strol: Walk or travel leisurely
Stromez: Stream

T
Thag: Slay by an act of treachery
Thaggoraki: skaven, assassin, footpad (WD314)
Thagi: Murderous traitor
Thindrongol: Secret vault in which ale or treasure is hidden
Thingaz: Dense forest
Thongli: headband worn by warriors who have slain an orc or goblin
Thrag: wound
Thragh: tribute
Throng: Army; hugh assembly of Dwarfs; a clan.
Throngrik: clan elder
Thrund: A hand gun, gunpowder, explosion
Thrung: shield, shieldwall
Thrynaz: rules, laws, code of honour
Thryng: shrine of ancestors, temple
Thungi: ancestor god of runesmithing
Tiwaz: rest, catching one's breath after hard labour, inn or boarding house
Trogg: A feast or heavy drinking bout
Troll: Troll
Trolldrengi: trollslayer
Tromm: Beard; respect due to age or experience
Tusk: tooth (WD314)

U
Ufdi: A Dwarf who is overfond of preening and decorating his beard; a vain Dwarf; a Dwarf who cannot be trusted to fight.
Um: Them, those, these
Umanar: Roughly or approximately
Umgak: shoddy, poorly made
Umgi: Men
Un: and
Unbak: Break permanently (WD314)
Unbaraki: an oathbreaker – there is nothing worse in Dwarf estimation
Und: A watchpost carved into the mountainside, keep, capture
Undi: Watcher, keeper, guard,
Ungor: Cavern
Ungrim: A Dwarf who has not yet fulfilled an important oath; an untrustworthy Dwarf.
Ungdrin Ankor: Underway, the ancient underground roadway of the Dwarfs.
Urbar: Trade
Urbaz: A trading post or market
Urk: fear, to be afraid of, to retreat (WD314)
Urkdrengi: orcslayer
Ut: us, we, ourselves
Urkk: Orc or enemy
Uzgul, Uzkul: Bones or death
Uzkular: Undead (WD314)

V
Valaya: Ancestor Goddess of the hearth, healing and brewing
Varag: mad dog, wolf
Varf: Wolf, hound (WD314)
Varn: Mountain lake
Varr: Sea
Varrkhulg: chief of enemy trives, and insult
Vengryn: vengeance, revenge, justice
Vithang : merchant, trader
Vlag: lonely, desolate
Vongal: Raiding band of men
Vorkhul: migrating horde of orcs and goblins
Vorn: A farm
Vulkhrund: cavernous hiding place
Valdahaz: Brewery

W
Wanaz: A disreputable Dwarf with an unkempt beard; an insult
Wand: magical rune staff
Wanrag: where
Wanrak: when
Wattock: An unsuccessful Dwarf prospector; a down-at-heel Dwarf; an insult.
Wazzok: A Dwarf who has exchanged gold or some other valuable item for something of little or no worth; a foolish or gullible Dwarf; and insult.
Werit: A Dwarf who has forgotten where he placed his tankard of ale; a stat of befuddlement.
Wulthrung: Payment, obligation, reward, money
Wutraz: Spear
Wutroth: Wood from ancient mountain oak
Wyr: White, snow, ice

Y
Yar: Sunset, west

Z
Za: Kingship, lordship (WD 153)
Zagaz: Remembering, saga, history
Zak: An isolated hut in the mountains
Zaki: A crazed Dwarf who wanders in the mountains
Zan: The colour red, blood
Zanen: a bleeding wound (WD314)
Zangunaz: Vampire (WD314)
Zank: Cleave, cut, divide (WD314)
Zaraz: Gift
Zharr: Fire
Zhuf: Waterfall or rapidly flowing river
Zilfin: Windswept, breezy
Zon: Sun
Zorn: Upland plateau or high meadow
Zunthrum: Statues, monuments

Numerals
Ong: One
Tuk: Two
Dwe: Three
I Swear too much *: Four
Sak: Five
Siz: Six
Set: Seven
Odro: Eight
Nuk: Nine
Don: Ten
Kantuz: One hundred
Millus: One Thousand

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