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Orion (Language)

The following is a (incomplete) dictionary for words in the Orion language. Words that are italicized are beta canon, meaning they are written in books or manuals, while normal bold words are original inventions, more of which will be added as time goes along. As of now there is no alpha (show/film) canon for Orion words.


ash

'run' Pronounced 'ah-shh'


bashwaiyn

'traitor' Often used as an insult


bhar

A term or rank for a ship's lieutenant or executive officer


caj

great family, clan (plural caju)


cheltol

A term that discreetly translates as a 'capable male student'.


chiltol

A term that discreetly translates as a 'capable female student'.


chuulak

Back country dialect term for a type of Orion public execution by slow torture to deter others. In an alternate timeline 25th century, Adajia recalled that a Consilium master was going to order mentally incompetent Thad Smith executed by chuulak for dereliction of service to the Consilium Institute.


cluros

'cold' or 'coolness'. Cluros is an Orion code of conduct. For example, to keep one's cluros is to keep one's cool.


dabr

'beg'; the act of begging.


delbaj

'lieutenant'


dubi

'slave'. This is a diminutive of dubyal, or 'contractor'.


dubyal

'contractor' (plural dubyaln)


elt

a term or rank for a ship's captain or commander


etas

'elite' (plural etain)


etadubran

'contractor-holders', 'the obligated'. These are slave owners and slave drivers.


F'deraxt'la

A term for the Federation, pronounced as to rhyme with "Federation" in the Trader's Tongue, referring to a person born of three parents, all of whom were related. The adjective form of the noun was f'deraxt'l.


fesin

'hutch'. A training house for the lodubyaln.


flars

Word in Orion Trader's Tongue, apparently describing a quality of machismo. The pirate Krulmadden, convinced that there was fissionable material to be plundered on Talin IV, decided that he would take his ship there and "show our flars" to the Starfleet blockade assembled there.


ganzu

The term ganzu seems to translate to 'revenge society'. (plural is also ganzu)


gisjacheh

Possibly a profanity. For example, "this gisjacheh drug" that caused an Orion pirate ship a great deal of misfortune.


j'hordak

'shadow', or less politely, 'hanger-on'.


jul

'on the ground'


-kar

'House of -'. This suffix signified a mansion or estate, such as Keroskar, the 'House of Keros'.


kayeri

'harbinger' Most often used as a title or part of titles.


Klong

'the Wall' A term for the Klingons.


kohl'ash

An Orion word which means something akin to 'retreat'.


koledru vaneri

'thieves' honour', the code of the Orion Syndicate


korgasant

'tentacled-mauler' The Korgasant is a predatory animal native to Daros IV. (plural korgasanti)


lhida

Often used upon agreement of a contract's terms; 'deal' or 'agreed' in the common tongue. Since the act is generally associated with a handshake, it may also be a reference to this more specifically.


lisk

'associate'


lodubyal

'life-contractor'. These are entertainment slaves, particularly slave women that work as courtesans and sex slaves. (plural lodubyaln)


lodubyal ot

executive or mistress of a group of lodubyaln


luros

'hot' or 'hotness'. Often used as a term of endearment or to show affection.


magren

'operator'


masg

'recruit'


mish

'sit'


morakos

'shadow-killer' The Morakos is a predatory animal native to Daros IV. (plural morakoi)


morl

'crewman'


muni

'blends'


Oromente Qualfn

'Qualf Liberation Force'


poden

cities-on-stilts


pounla

underground cities (plural plounla)


ruri

'sister' Often used as a familial term of affection


rhadaman

'arch-executive' (plural rhadamanen). These are business leaders and starship captains, including pirate captains.


rhadaman anthus

'prince of executives'


shodar

'chief'


slethi

'winged-torturer' The Slethi is a predatory animal native to Daros IV.


tabadi

'matriarch'


tahedri

'patriarch' (also tahedrin)


Thakolarivaj

'Great Orion (Kolari) Empire'


Thana Kolari

Orion term that meant 'Extended Orion', where 'Orion' is called 'Kolari'. These words refer to the area of space occupied by the Orions, excluding the Rigel system.


tiradosir

'rapacious'


uktas bo urndo

'blasters and book-keepers'. An Orion sentiment referring to military and political control versus trade and economic forces. One must fall before the other, though it doesn't specify which.


ukto

'soldier'


uta

'master' (plural utan)


vaj

'empire'


vijra

'mate' Generally referring to one's spouse or romantic partner


Vyun-pashan

a type of Orion suicide

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