Glossary

(Bat.) – Bataavian
(Yam.) – Yamato
(Pryd.) – Prydain
(Seax.) – Seaxe

aardse nor (Bat.) spell word, “Earth Tomb”
amazake (Yam.) a traditional sweet drink from fermented rice
ardian (Seax.) the Commander of a Regiment in the Royal Marines
banneret (Seax.) the Commander of a Banner in the Royal Marines
bento (Yam.) a boxed lunch, usually made of rice, fish and pickled vegetables
bevries (Bat.) spell word, “Freeze”
biwa (Yam.) fruit of loquat tree
blodeuyn (Pryd.) spell word, “Flowers”
brand (Bat.) spell word, “Burn”
bugyo (Yam.) chief magistrate of an autonomous city
bwcler (Pryd.) magical shield covering a fighter’s arm, a buckler
cha (Yam.) green tea
chwalu (Pryd.) spell word, “Unravel”
Corianiaid (Pryd.) a race of red-haired dwarves from Rheged
cwrw (Pryd.) beer
dab (Pryd.) creature, thing or a person
daimyo (Yam.) feudal lord of a province
daisen (Yam.) chief wizard
dap (Pryd.) the same size and shape as
dengaku (Yam.) a meal of grilled tofu or vegetables topped with sauce
denka, -denka  (Yam.) honorific, referring to the member of the royal family
derwydd (Pryd.) druid
deva (Latin) demon
dōjō (Yam.) school of martial arts or fencing
dono, -dono (Yam.) honorific, referring to a noble man of a higher level
doraco (Yam.) Western dragon
doshin (Yam.) chief of Police
dōtanuki (Yam.) a type of katana, longer and heavier than usual
draca hiw (Seax.) spell word, “Dragon Form”
draigg (Pryd.) a dragon
duw (Pryd.) a swearword
dwt (Pryd.) a young child
egungun (Yoruba) a holy spirit, also a shaman dancer representing Egungun
enenra (Yam.) a spirit born of smoke
faeder (Seax.) father
fudai (Yam.)  an “inner circle” clan; one of the vassals of the Tokugawa Taikun before the battle of Sekigahara
futon (Yam.) a roll-out mattress filled with rice husks
gaikokujin (Yam.) a foreigner, non-Yamato person
genoeg (Bat.) spell word, “Enough” (to mark the end of a continuous spell)
gornestau (Pryd.) magical duel
graddio (Pryd.) school graduation ceremony
gwrthyrru (Pryd.) spell word, “Repel”
hakama (Yam.) split trousers
hamon (Yam.) visual effect created on the blade through hardening process
haoma (Latin) ritual potion of the Mithraists
haori (Yam.) a type of outer jacket
hatamoto (Yam.) the Taikun’s retainer, samurai in direct service to the Taikun
hime, -hime (Yam.) honorific, referring to women of high position
igo (Yam.) a board game for two players, using identical black and white tokens
ijslaag (Bat.) spell word, “Ice Layer”
inro (Yam.) a wooden container for holding small objects, hanging from a sash
inugami (Yam.) a dog spirit
jawch (Pryd.) a swearword
jutte (Yam.) police truncheon
kabuki (Yam.) a form of classical dance theater
kagura (Yam.) a type of theatrical dance with religious themes
kakka (Yam.) honorific, referring to lords of the province or heads of the clans
kambe (Yam.) a shrine servant taken from an adjacent village
kami (Yam.) God or Spirit in Yamato mythology
kanpai (Yam.) Cheers!
kappa (Yam.) a water sprite, reptilian humanoid
katana (Yam.) the main Yamato sword, over 60cm in length
kaya (Yam.) a bright yellow wood used for making igo boards
kekkai (Yam.) a magical shield, similar to tarian
kimono (Yam.) official layered robe of the noble class
kirin (Yam.) a chimerical creature of Qin, body of a deer and the head of a dragon with a large single horn
kodachi (Yam.) a short Yamato sword, less than 60cm in length
koenig (Seax.) the monarch of the Varyaga Khaganate
kosode (Yam.) basic, loose fitting robe for both men and women
kumaso (Yam.) “Bear People”, native inhabitants of Chinzei Island
kun, -kun (Yam.) honorific, referring to young persons of the same social status
kunoichi (Yam.) a female shinobi assassin
kuso  (Yam.) a swearword
lloegr (Pryd.) Dracaland east of the Dyke
llwch (Pryd.) spell word, “Dust”
long (Qin) Qin dragon
ma jiang (Qin) gambling board game
mam (Pryd.) mother
mamgu (Pryd.) grandmother
Matsubara (Yam.) the family of katana swordsmiths
metsuke (Yam.) inspector representative of the Taikun
mikado (Yam.) the divine Emperor of Yamato
mikan (Yam.) fruit of tangerine tree
mithraeum (Latin) temple of Mithras
mitorashita (Yam.) worshippers of Mithras
mochi (Yam.) a sweet made of rice gluten
mogelijkheid (Bat.) magical potential
monpe (Yam.) workman’s trousers
naginata (Yam.) a polearm formed of a katana blade set in a bamboo shaft
nanbando (Yam.) “in the Western style”
nodachi (Yam.) a large, two-handed sword, over 120cm in length
noren (Yam.) a curtain hanging over the shop entrance, with the logo of the establishment
oba (Yoruba) chieftain
obi (Yam.) a silk sash wrapped around the waist
obidame (Yam.) a buckle for tying the obi sash
oden (Yam.) a type of stew
omikuji (Yam.) fortunes written on a strip of paper
onmyōji (Yam.) a practitioner of traditional Yamato magic
onmyōdō (Yam.) traditional Yamato magic
oppertovenaar (Bat.) overwizard of Dejima
pater (Latin) “father”, priest
pilipala (Pryd.) spell word, “butterfly”
proost (Bat.) Cheers!
rangaku (Yam.) “Western Sciences”, study of Western magic and technology
rangakusha (Yam.) a practitioner of Western magic
reeve (Seax.)  the Staff Sergeant in the Royal Marines
rhew (Pryd.) spell word, “frost”
ri (Yam.) measure of distance, approx. 4 km
rōnin (Yam.) a masterless samurai
ryū (Yam.) a Yamato dragon
Saesneg (Pryd.) (slur) Seaxe
sakaki (Yam.) a flowering evergreen tree, used to produce sacred paraphernalia
sama, -sama (Yam.) honorific, referring to peers of the same social status
sencha (Yam.) popular kind of tea
sensei, -sensei (Yam.) honorific, referring to teachers and doctors
shamisen (Yam.) a three-stringed musical instrument
shamo (Ezo) people living in the islands of Yamato, south of Ezo
shinobi (Yam.) assassin
shōchū (Yam.) strong liquor (25-35% proof)
shōgi (Yam.) strategic board game similar to chess
shukubo (Yam.) accommodation for temple pilgrims
sokukamibutsu (Yam.) a self-mummified monk
stadtholder (Bat.) the ruler of Bataavia
swyfen (Seax.) a swearword
tabako (Yam.) tobacco
tadcu (Pryd.) grandfather
tafarn (Pryd.) tavern, inn
tafl (Pryd.) strategic board game, played on a checkered board
taid (Pryd.) grandfather
taikun (Yam.) military ruler of Yamato
taipan (Qin) leader of a trading company
Taishō (Yam.) field marshal, commander-in-chief of all the forces in the field
tarian (Pryd.) magical shield surrounding entire body
tatami (Yam.) thick straw mat laid on the floor
tengu (Yam.) a forest goblin
tenpura (Yam.) small fish and vegetables fried in batter
teppo (Yam.) a “thunder gun” – hand-held lightning thrower
terauke (Yam.) a passport produced by an affiliate temple
tono, -dono (Yam.) honorific, referring to a noble man of a higher level
torii (Yam.) wooden or stone gate to the shrine
tozama (Yam.) an “outer circle” clan that was forced to become the vassal of the Tokugawa Taikun after the battle of Sekigahara
tsuba (Yam.) a handguard of the katana
twinkelbal (Bat.) sparkleball; a stone used for thaumaturgy practice
twp (Pryd.) insult, “stupid, simple”
tylwyth teg (Pryd.) Faer Folk, a race of tall, silver- or golden-haired humanoids
uguisubari (Yam.) wooden floor which makes chirping noise under pressure
waelisc (Seax.) (slur) Prydain
wakashu (Yam.) an “unbroken” youth, a virgin
wakizashi (Yam.) a short sword used as a side arm, 30-60cm in length
xièxie (Qin) “thank you”
y ddraig goch (Pryd.) Red Dragon
y ddraig ffurf (Pryd.) spell word, “Dragon Form”
yamabushi (Yam.) an ascetic mountain hermit
yōkai (Yam.) evil spirit, demon
ystlumod (Pryd.) spell word, “bats”
yukata (Yam.) casual summer clothing, simple light robe

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