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Fae language is the language spoken by the Fae. Known speakers of the language include Bast and Felurian.

Known terms Edit

Term Meaning
anpauen Seems to mean emphatic surprise or shock akin to "heavens," "good grief," or "no"[1][2][3] Used as a curse word when really angry. Similar to motherf***er or c*nt to us. As explained by Patrick Rothfuss in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPEB6NAGoYk&t=1s&list=LL42x3tOZVG2qNl-sddOZa9A&index=1
Mahael-uret skin dancer[4]
anhaut-fehn Bast uses it as an insult[2]
amouen Felurian says this before teaching Kvothe The Hushed Hart, it may mean something like "listen" or "watch".[5][6]
shaed shadow[7]
"ciar nalias!" Felurian rebukes Kvothe with this when he uses sympathy. Or it could mean something like "No light!" after he makes light using sympathy.[7]. The word "ciar" is also used in both Felurian and Dedan's Fae songs about Felurian.[8]
enbighten Felurian says the moon will do this to Kvothe's shaed, it may mean "strengthen" or "finish".[6]
enshaedn Seems to mean "enshadowed".[9]
"Dyen vehat. Enfeun vehat tyloren tes!" Bast yells this at Chronicler about the Cthaeh.[10]
"cae-lanion luhial di mari felanua kreata tu ciar tu alaran di. dirella. amauen. loesi an delian tu nia vor ruhlan Felurian thae." Felurian sings this in the human world to beckon men.[8]
"Cae-Lanion Luhial di mari Felanua Kreata Tu ciar tu alaran di Dirella. Amauen. Loesi an delan tu nia vor ruhlan Felurian thae.” Relayed to Dedan from a village boy about a man who went with Felurian. never to return. Close to the song Felurian sang but not quite.[11]

Ancient Mael language Edit

Phrase Meaning
Aethin tseh cthystoi scthaiven vei Spoken by the possessed mercenary[4]
Avoi-- "I want..." or "I look..."[4]
Te varaiyn aroi Seathaloi vei mela Spoken by the possessed mercenary[4]
Te-tauren sciyrloet? Amauen Spoken by the possessed mercenary.[4] Amauen is also used in Felurian/Dedan's song about Felurian.
"Te aithiyn Seathaloi? Te Rhintae?" Spoken by the possessed mercenary[4]
"Te veyan? Te-tanten ventelanet?" Spoken by Bast when pretending to be possessed by a skin dancer[3]

References Edit

  1. The Name of the Wind, Chapter 5, "Notes"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Name of the Wind, Chapter 92, "The Music that Plays"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 2, "Holly"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Name of the Wind, Chapter 88, "Interlude — Looking"
  5. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 99, "Magic of a Different Kind"
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 102, "The Ever-Moving Moon"
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 100, "Shaed"
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 95, "Chased"
  9. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 144, "Sword and Shaed"
  10. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 151, "Locks"
  11. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 81, "The Jealous Moon"


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