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The forgotten history of Dwarves

by Sean Meaney

Rockhome Dwarven has a number of words in common use that can be divided into Old Dwarven and Modern Dwarven. Consider the word Evedotar (Clan Head). This can be considered a modern Dwarf concept. Eve (High) - Dotar (Family Head). Then there is proto-Dwarven where Dotar divides further: Do (an undefined/extinct word though D and O exist individually as Dwarf Name Prefix) - Tar (Beard). Do could be a reduced form of Dor meaning Wondrous/Impressive. So Clan head might have originally refered to a specific Dwarf (Do High-Beard), or it might be originally Eve-dor-tar (High Wondrous Beard).

Dwarf English
Ats Axe
Bahr Sun
Bal Tan
Barr Yellow/Blonde
Belf Noisy
Bif Nimble
Blys Blood/Red
Bof Stout/Husky
Bol Crater/Hole
Bomb Huge/Fat
Buhr Fire
Buhrad Gold
Dal Valley
Dar War-chief/Sergeant
Den Stone/Rock
Dor Impressive/Wondrous
Dorf Slow/Ponderous
Dotar Parent/Family head
Dul Low/Deep
Dulgardar Governor/Mayor
Dwal Hill/Hillock
Dwarf Dwarf
Eft Top/Mountain-top
Est Eye
Eve High
Evedar Captain
Evedotar Clan head
Far Wrecker/Ruiner
Fil Dusk
Fotar Father
Ful West/Western
Gar Home
Gardar King
Garr Safe
Gil Noon
Glo Big
Gon Bigger
Gor Biggest
Ghyr Solid/Sound/Thick
Hra Green
Hrak Chain/Shackles
Hraken Convict/Prisoner
Hrap Frog
Hrodar Games/Competition
Hrokar Dangerous/Treacherous/Shifting
Hruk Granite
Hrum Sloping/Slanted
Hur Cave
Hurgon Cavern
Hwyr Bellows/the wind
Jhyr Orange Colour
Kagyar Immortal patron of dwarves
Karats Great-axe/Battle Axe
Karodar Battle/War
Karr Death/Name of Immortal Thanatos
Ker Tooth/Fang
Klint Shining/Flashing/Fiery
Klist Sparkling/Flashing/Icy
Kon Dawn
Kor Gray
Kres Teeth/Fangs
Krey Speaker/Senator
Kroten Slung/Worn on back
Kuld North/Northern
Kur Black
Larodar Wandering/Meandering
Larodin Minister
Lhyn Straight/Flat/Linear
Lhyr Smooth
Lin Moon/Month
Mak Broken/Ruined
Motar Mother
Mor Pond
Mur Lake
Na Cutting with an edge
Nar Cut/Incision/Wound
No Clever/Sharp mind
Nor Cut/Damaged
Norden Jagged/Notched
Or Gravel
Puhn Hammer
Pyr Purple
Rad Iron
Radas Marble
Rak Citadel/Castle/Fortress
Rasdar General (noun)
Rast Mountain
Rutar Hand
Sann East/Eastern
Sar South/Southern
Sarkrey Ambassador
Shyld Shield
Skyr Forge/Smithy
Smag Smoke/Smokey
Stahl Blue (Specific)
Styr Blue (in general)
Syhar Moon
Syr Silver/White
Syth Quiet
Tar Beard
Thor Variant of Tor
Thra Glassy-Smooth/Mannered personality
Thro Oily smooth/coniving personality
Tor Strong/Enduring/Hard/Hardened
Tordar Nobleman
Toren Worker
Torrad Steel/Hardened Iron
Warf From/Born from/Made of
Whar Pitiless
Wyr Empty/Hollow/Hungry

Unexplored Dwarven History

First Age: First Clan Chief
1. Do High-beard is the first Dwarven Clan-Chief (hence the word Eve+do+tar meaning clan head).

Second Age: Rise of the Warlords
2. Hro is a warchief who introduced a competition (games) for entertainment; and apparently these turned out to be dangerous (Hro+kar). Its possible Hro was under the influence of Thanatos (Karr meaning Death/Thanatos) and seeking to create cultural decay amongst the Dwarves.

3. Tor is a Powerful Dwarven Warchief (Tor+dar meaning Nobleman).

4. The first Warchief to be declared King assumes the title Gardar (Home-Warchief).

5. Deep-Home is an ancient Dwarven city conquered by the First Dwarven Warchief to become Governor (Dul+gar+dar meaning Governor).

5. A Speaker known as Krey from a southern land known as the Sar is the First Ambassador to an early Dwarven people (Sar+krey means Ambassador).

Rak (citadel) Rak was a specific location. The First citadel to bear the name.

Metal working:
Torrad means Hardened Iron (Tor+rad) though it is used to refer to Steel as well.

Caves, Caverns, the hollow world, and the Universe
Hur means Cave.
Hur+glo(big) means big cave.
Hur+gon(bigger) means bigger cave (cavern).
Hur+gor(biggest) would mean biggest cave (hollow world/universe).