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The Eldar Language is highly advanced and almost impossible to understand for lesser races. Many references draw upon the Eldar psyche, mythical figures, and long-lost events. The Eldar also communicate with pose and gesture, it is possible for two Eldar to have full conversations without saying a word to one another.[1]

The written Eldar language is just as complex, with each symbol being a concept as opposed to a letter. Even more complicated is the fact that many of these word-concepts have different meanings depending on the context in which they are presented.[1]


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Sentences

Eldar sentence translation notes source
Shea nudh Asuryanish ereintha Asuryanat May the blessings of Asuryan protect the children of Asuryan from abomination Most potent and dire of all prayers Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 56
Da gceilfi an fhirinne, b'flieidir go neosfai breag- If the truth were hidden, perhaps a lie would be told. Sentence may be incomplete Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 131
Bhi se chomh dorcha gur cheapamair go raibh an oichie tagtha. It was so dark that we thought night had come. Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 132
Nil ann ach cleasai, agus tá an iomad measa aige air féin. The trickster thinks too much of himself. Chaos Child (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 142
Bionn an fear ciallmar ina thost muai ná bîonn pioc le rá aige. Meaning unknown Chaos Child (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 143
Elthir corannir rhiantha en. The Eldar maiden who weeps tears for the warrior-folk in the starlight of Rhidhol during the winter. Basic translation means "mourner" or "widow" though has a much deeper meaning for grief and loss in the Eldar tongue Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 49

Terms

A

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Agaith False face Refers to the face masks worn by Harlequins Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 191
Alai Of the Alaitoc craftworld Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 49
Amon Harakht Eagle pilot Fighter pilot Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 42
Arebennian Harlequin Solitaires Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 187
Atherakhia Destruction Codex: Dark Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 35

B

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Beithir Thunderbolt/striking serpent Ambiguous word; applied to Eldar Support Weapon Batteries Codex Titanicus, p. 38
Brathu-angau Kiss of doom Harlequin's Kiss weapon Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 191
Buanna Reaper Shuriken Cannon/Shrieker Cannon Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 191

C

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Ceiba-ny-shak Eldar curse, exact translation unknown Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 49
Ceifulgaithann Wind rider Applied to Eldar Jetbikes Codex Titanicus, p. 38
Creidann Belief-maker Mini-grenade launcher firing hallucinogen grenades WD127, p. 191

D

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Dakiilithyli Jetbikes Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 221
Dannan Death See: Mael dannan Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 42
Dathedi Between colours holo-suit Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 191
Distaur Harlequin Mime Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 186
Druchii Dark Ones Dark Eldar Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 219

E

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Eshairr Fourth of the five words for an outcast; only one meaning above the level of a true outcast; deadly insult Shadow Point (Novel), page 52

F

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Fhaisorr'ko Shadow Point (Novel) A decisive point in the future which the Eldar Seers cannot predict Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 53
Fian Dialcaman Dire Avengers Codex Titanicus, p. 39
Fian Siispeiraigh Swooping Hawks Codex Titanicus, p. 39
Fir Caurifel Eldar Titan Clans Codex Titanicus, p. 48

H

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Haranshemash World of Blood and Tears Present name of the Exodite World "Haran" Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 43

K

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Kilithikadya Near-future-to-come Near future Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 53
Kaelis Ra The Destroyer of Light C'tan Nightbringer Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition), p. 28

L

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Lann Caihe Water Bringer Executive officer, second in command on a spaceship. It his duty to 'bring water' to 'quench the fire' of his superior (i.e.: to relieve him of his command if needed). Extremely rare, such an act is a disgrace to the captain in question who has no choice but to leave the craftworld becoming an outcast Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 44 and p. 244

M

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Mael dannan Total and merciless extermination No mercy/No quarter Shadow Point (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 42
Marathag Face of death Fear-inducing Rictus Masks worn by Harlequins Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 191
Marb'ailtor Corpse-Joker Name of a Harlequin, translation might not be fully accurate Chaos Child (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 159
Margorach Harlequin Death Jesters (literally "death fool" in Scottish Gaelic) Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 185
Marsgrech Screaming death Bio-explosive shuriken ammunition Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, p. 192
Maugan Ra The Harvester of Souls Name and title of Maugan Ra Codex: Eldar (2nd Edition), [Needs Citation]
Maugetar Harvester Weapon of Maugan Ra Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 42
Menshad Korum Hunters in pursuit of themselves Lost Warriors; Exarchs of two or more Warrior Aspects White Dwarf 127 (1990), p. 25
Mile'ionahd Warrior of wonder; warrior of surprise Eldar name used by the Callidus Assassin, Meh'Lindi Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 137
Mon-keigh Any species deemed inferior; most often used for humans. Derived from legendary cannibalistic mishappen monstrosities that invaded and subjugated Eldar lands until they were cleansed from the galaxy by the hero Elronhir. Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), pg. 49
Murehk Sting of the wasp Shuriken Pistol Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 49

R

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Rhana Dandra The final battle where all the Eldar will face Chaos for the last time

S

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Saim Snake; secret knowledge Double meaning - the snake is supposed to know all secrets Codex: Craftworld Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 3
Seachmall Illusion Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 229
Seachran Delusion Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 229
Sha'eil Place of daemons; hell The Warp Farseer (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 134
Shelwe Song When used as a suffix for names, the meaning is "Song of name" Codex: Craftworld Eldar (3rd Edition), p. 3
Shlaereen Silent death Vindicare (Short Story)Tales from the Dark Millennium (Anthology) p. 58
Sierbahn Scatter Laser Warhammer 40,000: Wargear (2nd Edition)
Slavhreenur Salvation Warrior Coven (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 97
Suin Daellae The doom that wails Weapon of the Avatar WD127, p. 32

T

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Tranglam 'Doctrine of Tranglam' seems to be the Eldar term for Chaos Theory Chaos Child (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 161
Tuelean Shuriken Catapult Warhammer 40,000: Wargear (2nd Edition)

U-Y

Eldar term literal translation common translation, usual meaning, notes source
Uigebealach Eldar theory of the Webway Harlequin (Novel): [Needs Citation], p. 231
Yngir Demi-god giants; C'tan Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition) p. 63, Codex: Eldar (4th Edition), p. 42

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