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Written Elvish upon a column

The Elven language, or "Elvish",[1] was largely lost when Elvhenan fell to the Tevinter Imperium and its people were enslaved around two millennia before the Dragon Age. When the elves settled their second homeland, the Dales, they aimed to restore their lost language and lore, but the Dales fell after an Exalted March declared by the Chantry in the early Glory Age. The Elvish of the Dragon Age is thus a fragmented remnant, a few words that are thrown into conversation rather than a working language used to conduct everyday life. The Dalish Elves, self-appointed custodians of the elven language and lore, use more Elvish than their City Elf brethren. Some clans, such as the ones encountered in Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, speak it fluently and exclusively. Living among humans, the City Elves now retain only a few old Elvish words whose origin is almost forgotten, such as shem—derived from shemlen, the old Elvish term for humans meaning "quickling" or "quick children,"—and hahren—the leader of an Alienage, meaning "elder" in Elvish.

A differentiating factor between Elvish and other languages in Thedas—particularly as regards aspects like names—is the avoidance of hard consonants.[2]

It has been observed that "Elven is often a game of intents, not direct mapping of phonetic meaning. That means it's a mess" and that it tends "to meander".[3]

Written Elvish

Battle map from the Fourth Blight, featuring a rare example of written Elvish

Though a number of ancient sites, including the Temple of Mythal, have recently been found to contain examples of Elvish writing, these are few and far between, and jealously guarded by the Dalish. Some Circles have also come to possess old elven texts.[4] In the Dragon Age, clan Keepers are generally the only ones who know the secret of writing Elvish.[5]


Elvish phrases

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  • Amae lethalas: Meaning unknown.[6]

  • Andaran atish’an: "Enter this place in peace." A formal elven greeting.
    • Aneth ara: A sociable or friendly greeting, more commonly used among the Dalish themselves rather than with outsiders.
    • Ara seranna-ma: A way to excuse oneself, such as after a sneeze or belch.[7]
    • Ar dirthan’as ir elgara, ma’sula e’var vhenan: Meaning unknown.[7]
    • Ar lasa mala revas: "You are free."[8] More literally "I give you your freedom."
    • Ar lath ma, vhenan: "I love you, heart/my heart"[9]

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    • Ar-melana dirthavaren. Revas vir-anaris: Fen'Harel’s secret greeting. Meaning unknown.[10]

  • Asha'bellanar: "The Woman of Many Years." How the Dalish refer to Flemeth.[11]
    • Atish'all vallem: Meaning unknown.[12]
    • Atish'all Vir Abelasan: "Enter the path of the Well of Sorrows."[13]
    • Banal nadas: Nothing is known for certain./Not necessarily.[14][15]
    • Bellanaris Din'an Heem: "Make you dead."[16]
    • Dareth shiral: farewell; literally "Safe journey."
    • Din elvhen emma him?: Meaning unknown.[7]
    • Dirth ma banal. Mar solas ena mar din: "You have learned nothing. Your pride be your downfall." A Dalish saying.[17]
    • Dirth ma, harellan. Ma banal enasalin. Mar solas ena mar din: Roughly means: "Your pride is responsible for everything that has gone wrong; you will die alone."[18][19]
    • Dirthara-ma: "May you learn." Used as a curse.[21]
    • Emmasalin var suledin evanura: Meaning unknown.[22]
    • Ellasin selah: Meaning unknown.[23]
    • Falon’Din enasal enaste: A prayer for the dead.[24]
    • Fenedhis lasa: Meaning officially undefined as of yet. A common curse.[7][25]

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    Dragon Age: The Masked Empire.

    • Fen'Harel enansal: The Dread Wolf's blessing. The password set by Briala to activate eluvians.[26]

  • Fen'Harel ma ghilana: "Dread Wolf guides you." Indicates someone being misled.
    • Fen'Harel ma halam: "Dread Wolf ends you." A threat.
    • Garas quenathra: "Why are you here?/Why have you come?" Spoken by the voices of the Vir'abelasan
    • Ghil-Dirthalen: "One who guides seekers of knowledge true."[27]
    • Ghilan'him banal'vhen: "The path that leads astray": a derogatory term for Arcane Warriors among those elves who eschewed physical combat.[28]
    • Ghilas dennar!: Meaning unknown.[29]
    • Halam'shivanas: The sweet sacrifice of duty.[30]
    • Ir abelas: I am sorry.[31]
    • Ir abelas, ma vhenan: "I am filled with sorrow for your loss, my heart."[32]
    • Ir tel'him: I'm me again.[33]
    • Lasa ghilan: Grant/give guidance.[34]
    • Lathbora viran: Roughly translated as "the path to a place of lost love," a longing for a thing one can never really know.[35]
    • Ma banal las halamshir var vhen: You do nothing to further our people. [36]
    • Ma harel, da’len: You lie, child.[37]
    • Ma harel lasa!: You lied to me.[38]
    • Ma ghilana mir din'an: Guide me into death.[33]
    • Ma melava halani: You helped me.[33]
    • Mas enasalin lasa revas evanura: Meaning unknown.[39]
    • Mala suledin nadas: Now you must endure.[33]
    • Malas amelin ne halam: I hope you find a new name.[40]
    • Ma nuvenin: As you say.[41]
    • Ma vhenan: My heart; sometimes shortened simply to vhenan, "heart"; a term of endearment.[42]
    • Ma serannas: My thanks./Thank you.
    • Mana. Ma halani: Help me. [43]
    • Masal din'an: A threat, meaning unknown.[44]
    • Melana en athim las enaste: Now let humility grant favor.[45]
    • Mythal'enaste: Mythal's favor.[46]
    • Na abelas: You'll be sorry.[47]
    • Na din'an sahlin!: Your death is come![48]
    • Na melana sahlin: Your time is come.[49]

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    • Nuvenas mana helanin, dirth bellasa ma: Meaning unknown.[50]

  • Penshra! Ghilas vellathan!: Politely translated as "I prefer that you remain close."[51]
    • Seran viar malas shivera mellavar!: Meaning unknown.[29]
    • Sulevin ghilana hanin: Roughly translates to "purpose guides to glory". This is an inscription on the back of the Dalish shield called "The Path to Glory".[52]

    This section contains spoilers for:

    • Sylaise enaste var aravel. Lama, ara las mir lath. Bellanaris.: Dalish marriage vows.[53]

  • Tel'abelas: I'm not sorry.[33]
    • Tel'dellan sa Vir Dirthara!: Meaning unknown.[29]
    • Tel garas solasan: Come not to a prideful place.[45]
    • Telanadas: Nothing is inevitable.[54]

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    • Var lath vir suledin!: Our love will endure[55]

  • Viran se lan'aan? Ir annala for ros... Nae! Ga rahn s'dael! Ga rahn! Ir emah'la shal! Ir emah'la shal!: Meaning unknown.[56]
    • Vir enasalin!: We [will] win![57]
    • Vir sumeil: We are close.[58]
    • Virthar ma: Meaning unknown.[59]

    Elvish Vocabulary


    Abelas: Sorrow; to be sorry.[60]
    Adahl/Adhal: Tree.[61]
    Adahlen: Wood.[62]
    Alas: Earth, dirt.[citation needed]
    -an: Suffix indicating place or location.[63]
    Ar: First person pronoun; I, me.[64]
    Aravas: Meaning unknown.
    Aravel: A wagon used by the Dalish; also a physical and spiritual path, a journey with purpose.[60] Humans call them "landships."
    Arlathan: The major city of Elvhenan, original homeland of the elves; from the phrase "ar lath’an" meaning, "This place of love".
    Arlathvhen: Meeting of the Dalish clans that occurs every ten years. Means "for love of the people."[60]
    Assan: Arrow.[62]
    Atish’an: Peace.[65]
    Athim: Humility.[45]
    Awell: Meaning unknown.[66]


    Banal: Never.[67]
    Banalhan: A name for the Blight or its place of origin; the place of nothing.[60]
    Banal'ras: Shadow.[68]
    Bellanaris: Eternity.[60][69]
    Boranehn: Lost joy.[70]
    Bor'assan: Bow.[62]


    Da: Diminutive prefix; small.[67]
    Dar: To be.[citation needed]
    Da'len: Little child; little one.[71]
    Dahl'amythal: Tree of Mythal from which Dalish Keepers’ staves are cut.[72]
    Delltash: Meaning unknown; possibly used as a curse.[29][73]
    Din: The dead.[60]
    Din'an: Death[33]; end.[45]
    Din'anshiral: A journey of death.[74]
    Dirth: A term for knowledge or secrets; tell; speak.[citation needed]
    Dirthara: Learn;[21]
    Dirthavaren: The promise; the Elven name for the Exalted Plains.[75]
    Dirthera: To tell tales.[76]
    Durgen: Stone.[citation needed]
    Durgen’len: Children of the stone; the Ancient Elvish term for the dwarves.[60][77]


    Elgar: Spirit.[78]
    Elgara: Sun.[71]
    Elgar'arla: Spirit-trap; a binding circle to hold a spirit or demon.[79]
    Eluvian: Mirror; literally "seeing glass."[80]
    Elvhen: Elven name for their own race; our people.[81]
    Elvhenan: The name of the elven civilization before the arrival of humans in Thedas; the place of our people.[82]
    Enasal: Joy in triumph over loss; a variation of joyful relief.[60]
    Enasalin: Victory.[83]
    Enansal: Blessing.[26]
    Enaste: Favor.[45]
    Enfenim: To fear.[71]
    Era'harel: Demon-mage; similar to an arcane horror.[84]
    Eth: Safe.[citation needed]
    Evanuris: Leader;[67] Translated by Dorian in context as "mage leader";[85] what the elvhen called their gods.


    Falon: Friend.[86]
    Felandaris: Demon weed.[87]
    Felassan: Slow arrow.[88]
    Fen: Wolf.[89]
    Fenedhis: Meaning officially undefined as of yet; a common curse.[90]


    Garas: Come.[45]
    Ghilana: To guide.[33]
    Ghilas: To go.[71]
    Glandival: To believe.[71]


    Hahren'al: A gathering of hahrens during the Arlathvhen.[91]
    Hahren: Elder; used as a term of respect by the Dalish as well as by city elves for the leader of an alienage.
    Halamshiral: The capital of the second elven homeland in the Dales; the end of the journey.[92]
    Halani: Help.[33]
    Hamin: Rest.[93]
    Hanal'ghilan: Elven name for the mythical golden halla said by the Dalish to appear during times of great need; the pathfinder.[94]
    Harel: To trick or deceive;[60]
    Harellan: Trickster;[60] used by the Dalish to mean "traitor to one's kin".[95]
    Harillen: Opposition.[95]
    Hellathen: Noble struggle.[95]
    Him: Become.[45]


    In: In.[93]
    Ir: I am.[96]
    Iras: Where.[71]
    Irassal: Wherever.[71]


    La: And.[93]
    Las: Grant; give.[45][67]
    Lath: Love of being; to be in love.[60]
    Lethallin/Lethallan/Lethallen: Casual reference used for someone with whom one is familiar; generally, lethallin is used for males while lethallan is used for females;[97] lethallen has been stated to be the appropriate gender neutral term unless otherwise stated later in canon, though it is likely to remain the same.[98]
    Note: Though "lethallin" is usually used for males and "lethallan" for females, as stated above, there are instances where this is not the case. For example, in the Dragon Age Dalish Elf Origin opening scene on pcPC, your fellow clansman, Tamlen, will once refer to you as "lethallin" for a female warden, and as "lethallan" for a male[99]. And in Dragon Age: Inquisition, Solas will refer to a female elf Inquisitor as lethallin a few times, as does Minaeve in Haven. However it is unclear if this is intentional or a production error.
    Lethanavir: Another appellation of Falon'Din.[100][101]


    Ma: Meaning unknown[102]
    Mala: Your.[71]
    Mana: Meaning unknown; see “Mana. Ma halani.”
    Melana: Time.[93]
    Melanada: All time. [103]
    Melava: Time;[71]
    Mi: Blade.[citation needed]
    Mi'durgen: Diamond; literally 'blade stone'.[104]
    Mien'harel: Rebellion; depending on the interpretation, a violent call for justice; a concept that when humans push the elven population too far they must remind them that even a "short blade" must be respected; most commonly a term used by city elf.[105]
    Mir: My.[71]
    Mirthadra: Honored.[106]


    Na: Is.[93]
    Nadas: Inevitability; something that must be;[60] used as an expression of obligation, i.e. "must".[33]
    Nan: Elven suffix, meaning unknown.[107]
    Numin: Cry.[93]
    Nuvenin: Say, as in “as you say”.[33]


    Renan: Voice.[71]
    Revas: Freedom.[60]
    Revasan: The place where freedom dwells.[108]


    Sa: One; one more.[93]
    Sahlin: Now; is come.[93]
    Samahl: Laugh.[93]
    Sa'vunin: One more day.[93]
    Setheneran: Land of waking dreams; a place where the Veil is thin.[109]
    She'va dhal: Exclamation, meaning unknown.[110]
    Shem: Quick.
    Shemlen: The original name elves use for the human race; continues to see use as a slang term amongst the City Elves ("shems") even though its meaning has largely been lost; literally "quick children".
    Shiral: Journey.[92]
    Solas: Pride; to stand tall.[60]
    Solasan: A prideful place.[45]
    Somniar: To dream.[71]
    Somniari: Dreamer.[111]
    Sulahn'nehn: Rejoice; joy.[60]
    Sulahn: Sing.[93]
    Suledin: The concept of finding strength in enduring loss or pain;[60] endure.[33][112]
    Sulevin: Purpose.[113]


    Tan: Three.[62]
    Tarasyl'an Te'las: The place where the sky was held back; Ancient Elven name for Skyhold.[114]
    Taren: Mind.[71]
    Tasallan: Meaning unknown; Merrill's staff in Dragon Age II is called Vir Tasallan.
    Then: Awake; alert.
    Theneras: Dream.[115][67]


    Uthenera: The name of the ancient practice of immortal elves who would "sleep" once they tired of life; immortal;[60] waking sleep; literally "eternal waking dream".


    Vallas: Set, as in the setting of the sun.[71]
    Vallasdahlen: Trees planted in remembrance of those who dedicated their lives to the Dalish kingdom that grew into a mighty wood;[116] life-trees.
    Vallaslin: Blood writing; The art of tattooing adopted by some elves to more prominently display their worship of the traditional elven pantheon.[117]
    Var: Our.[45][69]
    Venavis: Meaning unknown[118]
    Vhenadahl: The tree of the people.[119]
    Vhen'alas: The land itself, as in "the ground"; literally "our earth".[citation needed]
    Vhenan: Heart; often used as a term of endearment.[120]
    Vhenas: Home.[71]
    Vir: Way;[62] we.[93]
    Vir'abelasan: The place of the way of sorrows; refers to the Well of Sorrows.[121]
    Vissanalla: Meaning unknown.[122]
    Vunin: Day.[93]
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    Vhenallin: Friends of the People.[123]

    Suledin (Endure)

    Suledin is "an elven song about enduring and emerging from sorrow, tied to the loss of their ancient lands, but commonly adapted to express personal struggles as well."[112]

    Melava inan enansal
    ir su aravel tu elvaral
    u na emma abelas
    in elgar sa vir mana
    in tu setheneran din emma na

    lath sulevin
    lath araval ena
    arla ven tu vir mahvir
    melana ‘nehn
    enasal ir sa lethalin

    Time was once a blessing
    but long journeys are made longer
    when alone within.
    Take spirit from the long ago
    but do not dwell in lands no longer yours.

    Be certain in need,
    and the path will emerge
    to a home tomorrow
    and time will again
    be the joy it once was

    Note: The translated lyrics are described as a "rough" translation in World of Thedas Vol. 1, and shouldn't be used as a guideline for translation purposes.

    Mir Da'len Somniar

    A traditional Dalish Lullaby found in the children's book "The Seer's Yarn", collected by Seer Agata.[124]


    Elgara vallas, da'len
    Melava somniar
    Mala taren aravas
    Ara ma'desen melar

    Iras ma ghilas, da'len
    Ara ma'nedan ashir
    Dirthara lothlenan'as
    Bal emma mala dir

    Tel'enfenim, da'len
    Irassal ma ghilas
    Ma garas mir renan
    Ara ma'athlan vhenas
    Ara ma'athlan vhenas

    Sun sets, little one,
    Time to dream
    Your mind journeys,
    But I will hold you here.

    Where will you go, little one
    Lost to me in sleep?
    Seek truth in a forgotten land
    Deep with in your heart.

    Never fear, little one,
    Wherever you shall go.
    Follow my voice--
    I will call you home.
    I will call you home.

    Where Willows Wail

    An elven version of a lullaby local to Denerim and nearby villages to the south.[125]

    Tel’enara bellana bana’vhenadahl,
    Sethen’a ir san’shiral, mala tel’halani
    Ir sa’vir te’suledin var bana’vallaslin,
    Vora’nadas san banal’him emma abel revas.
    Ir tela’ena glandival, vir amin tel’hanin.
    Ir tela las ir Fen halam, vir am’tela’elvahen.

    We/it lost eternity or the ruined tree of the People
    Time won’t help when the land of dreams is no longer our journey
    We try to lead despite the eventual failing of our markings.
    To the inevitable and troubling freedom we are committed.
    When we could no longer believe, we lost glory to war.
    When the Wolf failed/won, we lost the People to war.

    Note: The above translation is described as not being a literal translation, as "some form of lyrical shorthand is employed throughout" and it is completely different from modern formal Dalish. Thus it is impossible to use it to try to deconstruct the language.


    • The elven language as used in the games is actually a cipher.[126] As such, it doesn't always follow traditional linguistic rules.

    Codex entries

    Codex entry: In Uthenera Codex entry: In Uthenera
    Codex entry: On Skyhold Codex entry: On Skyhold
    Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors
    Codex entry: Torn Notebook in the Deep Roads, Section 3 Codex entry: Torn Notebook in the Deep Roads, Section 3
    Codex entry: "I Am The One" Codex entry: "I Am The One"


    1. Tamlen refers to the language as "Elvish" at the beginning of the Dalish Elf Origin
    2. BSN.png David Gaider"Elven naming conventions" . The BioWare Forum.
    3. According to one archivist's notes on Skyhold.
    4. In Witch Hunt, Ariane tells the Warden that her clan had been guarding the book since the days of Arlathan. The book later ended up in a Circle before being reclaimed by an elf.
    5. Pramas, Chris. "Chapter Three: Focuses and Talents: Talents". Dragon Age RPG, Set 1 - Player's Guide. p.37.
    6. Elven guardian spirit’s response to the Inquisitor correctly saying Fen'Harel’s greeting in the Elven Mountain Ruins
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Banter between Solas and Sera
    8. What Solas says to Lavellan when taking away her vallaslin
    9. Spoken by Solas to Lavellan if romanced
    10. Spoken by an Inquisitor who drank from the Well of Sorrows in the Elven Mountain Ruins
    11. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne, p. 76.
    12. Greeting of the elven spirits in the Elven Mountain Ruins
    13. Translated by Solas at the Temple of Mythal
    14. Solas' response to the Nightmare in the Fade
    15. Translation per The Story Behind Solas with Dragon Age Lead Writer Patrick Weekes, 35:32
    16. Gatsi's translation of Note: Bellanaris Din'an Heem
    17. Heroes of Dragon Age, Facebook fanpage
    18. The Nightmare addressing Solas in the Fade
    19. Translation per The Story Behind Solas with Dragon Age Lead Writer Patrick Weekes, 35:16
    20. According to Solas when acquiring the Knight Enchanter specialization
    21. 21.0 21.1 Banter between Solas and Vivienne
    22. Written to an elven Inquisitor when receiving The Red Hart.
    23. Said by Morrigan after drinking from the Well of Sorrows
    24. Codex entry: Epitaphs for the Lost
    25. Twitter icon.png Patrick Weekeshttps://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/624013938800246784 . Twitter.
    26. 26.0 26.1 Spoken by Briala in The Masked Empire, Epilogue
    27. As explained by the Archivist spirit in the Vir Dirthara
    28. According to Solas after acquiring the Knight Enchanter specialization
    29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Spoken by attacking Librarians in the Vir Dirthara
    30. As explained by Morrigan in the Temple of Mythal
    31. Spoken by various characters, including Merrill to Marethari Talas right before Merrill stabs her in the shrine of Pride's End during A New Path.
    32. Said by Merrill if romanced after All That Remains
    33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 Spoken by the Spirit of Wisdom to Solas during the quest, All New, Faded for Her
    34. Spoken by a Dalish Inquisitor to Solas with low approval in conversation with Solas. Paraphrase says: “You could teach us.”
    35. Dragon Age: Last Flight, p. 27
    36. Spoken by a Dalish Inquisitor with low approval in conversation with Solas. Paraphrase says: “You have abandoned us.”
    37. Solas to Mihris during Measuring the Veil
    38. Spoken by Lavellan during the final conversation with Solas in Trespasser
    39. Written to a non-elven Inquisitor when receiving The Red Hart.
    40. Solas to Abelas during What Pride Had Wrought
    41. Spoken by Solas to the Spirit of Wisdom during the quest, All New, Faded for Her
    42. Said by Merrill and Solas to a romanced PC
    43. Special dialogue option for Lavellan or Solas during Measuring the Veil.
    44. Spoken by Abelas after the Inquisitor has refused the alliance
    45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 Codex entry: Tracing from Temple Doors
    46. Spoken by the elven sentinel guide in the Temple of Mythal
    47. Merrill battle cry
    48. Elven guardian spirit’s response when the Inquisitor does not know Fen'Harel’s secret greeting.
    49. Codex entry: In Uthenera
    50. What the elven guardian spirit says when asking for Fen'Harel's secret greeting
    51. Translation by Solas of what the elven sentinel guide in the Temple of Mythal says, but he seems to have translated it more politely
    52. Inscription on Path to Glory.
    53. Spoken by an elven Inquisitor in the Trespasser DLC if she decides to marry Cullen.
    54. According to Inquisitor Ameridan during the quest Where Once We Walked
    55. According to the paraphrase in the final conversation with Solas in Trespasser, if romanced.
    56. Spoken by the ghostly elven mother in the crypt where you get the Juggernaut armor set.
    57. Spoken by Neria in combat.
    58. Translation by Solas of what the elven sentinel guide in the Temple of Mythal says.
    59. The elven guardian spirit's response when the Inquisitor does not known Fen'Harel's secret greeting
    60. 60.00 60.01 60.02 60.03 60.04 60.05 60.06 60.07 60.08 60.09 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 32
    61. As in Vir Tanadhal, “The Way of the Three Trees” and Vhenadahl, “the Tree of the People”
    62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 Codex entry: Andruil: Goddess of the Hunt, Codex entry: Vir Tanadhal: The Way of Three Trees
    63. As in the phrase "vir'abelasan," "the place of the way of sorrows"; or "Solasan," the "place of pride."
    64. As in “ar lath ma vhenan” and “ar lasa mala revas”
    65. Codex entry: Vir Atish'an
    66. Said by attacking temple guardians at the Temple of Mythal.
    67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 Codex entry: Torn Notebook in the Deep Roads, Section 3
    68. Vir Banal'ras
    69. 69.0 69.1 Description of Var Bellanaris.
    70. Tumblr icon.png Nunzio DeFilippis. "Clan Boranehn from Knight Errant translation" . Tumblr.
    71. 71.00 71.01 71.02 71.03 71.04 71.05 71.06 71.07 71.08 71.09 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 From Mir Da'Len Somniar in Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 217
    72. Conversation with Velanna in Amaranthine
    73. Also said derisively by the limping sentinel guide in the Temple of Mythal in response to Sera's attempt at elven translation.
    74. Final conversation with Solas in Trespasser
    75. As mentioned by Keeper Hawen
    76. Codex entry: In Uthenera
    77. When first speaking to Varathorn, it is mentioned by him to Oghren.
    78. From “elgar’arla” meaning “spirit trap”
    79. Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, Chapter 12.
    80. According to Finn in Witch Hunt.
    81. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 27
    82. Codex entry: Arlathan: Part One
    83. Codex entry: Enasalin
    84. Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, Chapter 15.
    85. Dorian's translation of the word. Note that it is not a literal translation, only his approximation of its meaning based on external context; he also compares them to magisters.
    86. From Falon’Din, friend of the dead
    87. Codex entry: Felandaris
    88. As explained by Felassan in The Masked Empire, Chapter 3
    89. From Fenris meaning “little wolf” and Fen’Harel meaning “Dread Wolf”
    90. Twitter icon.png Patrick Weekeshttps://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/624013938800246784 . Twitter.
    91. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 108
    92. 92.0 92.1 Codex entry: The Long Walk
    93. 93.00 93.01 93.02 93.03 93.04 93.05 93.06 93.07 93.08 93.09 93.10 93.11 93.12 Codex entry: In Uthenera
    94. According to Keeper Hawen's clan in the Exalted Plains
    95. 95.0 95.1 95.2 Codex entry: The Rebel God
    96. As in “ir abelas” meaning “I’m sorry” and “ir tel’him” meaning “I’m me again”
    97. During the Dalish Elf Origin, Tamlen refers to the Warden as "lethallin" if male, and as "lethallan" if female.
    98. Twitter icon.png Patrick Weekeshttps://twitter.com/PatrickWeekes/status/873240708596899840 . Twitter.
    99. See also the talk page.
    100. Elven Prayer for the Dead
    101. Codex entry: Song to Falon'Din
    102. As in “ma vhenan” meaning “my heart”, “ma harel” meaning “you lie”, and “ma melava halani” meaning “you helped me”
    103. Codex entry: On Skyhold
    104. Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, pg. 132
    105. According to Briala in Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, Chapter 5.
    106. The Archivist greets an elven Inquisitor or Sera by calling them "mirthadra elvhen" or "honored elvhen."
    107. See Elgar'nan, known as the God of Vengeance, the All-Father, the Eldest of the Sun.
    108. Banner at Fort Revasan
    109. According to Tamlen in the Dalish Elf Origin if asked about the walking corpses.
    110. Said by Merrill when she first sees Ketojan in Shepherding Wolves
    111. According to Keeper Marethari during Night Terrors
    112. 112.0 112.1 Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 1, p. 29
    113. Sulevin Blade description
    114. According to Morrigan, and Solas' in notes on Skyhold.
    115. Inscription at Razikale's Reach in the Frostback Basin according to Bram Kenric
    116. Landmarks in the Graves#Vallasdahlen
    117. Codex entry: Vallaslin: Blood Writing
    118. Spoken by Abelas.
    119. Codex entry: Vhenadahl: The Tree of the People
    120. Spoken by Solas to a romanced Inquisitor.
    121. Spoken by Abelas at the Temple of Mythal, translated by Morrigan
    122. Spoken at the Well of Sorrows
    123. Dragon Age (tabletop RPG), Game Master's Guide, set 1, p. 56 ('[After the players save the clan of Dalish elves], the Dalish make the characters adopted members of their clan, offering them tokens showing them to be vhenallin, or “friends of the People.”')
    124. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 217
    125. Dragon Age logo - new.png Dragon Age: The World of Thedas, vol. 2, p. 201
    126. Tumblr icon.png David Gaider"Incidentally, the big reason I am the One..." . Tumblr.