to die. If it manages to survive and return, it becomes a gnaw wolf. Also means "cursed one."
A berry that grows on the Great Tree, which the Ga'Hoolian owls harvest and turn into different foods and drinks.
(Krakish) To understand.
An owl that has been moonblinked. (Look below.)
v.To expose for long periods to the full shine of the moon, forcing owl's minds to become confused and incapable of making simple decisions; to destroy an owl's will and individual personality, making him or her perfectly obedient.
The worst insult a commander can give to a lower-ranking soldier, meaning both idiot and coward.
A process similar to moon blinking, in which an owl is exposed to an enormous amount of light from the moon, which not only has the brainwashing effects of moon blinking, but can also wipe memories.
A very soft metal that blocks magnetic fields, possibly the owl analogue of lead.
Nachsun, nynik, nuftan
exclamation (Krakish) Means "No, never, no way."
A spell cast by the hagsfiends, that freezes the seeds of the Ga' in a gizzard so as to eliminate the powers of this one, and consequently the personality of the owl on which it is launched.
(Krakish) Black magic, often referring to the magic used by hagsifends and vyrwolves.
Mrs. Plithiver, a nest-maid
A blind snake that does household chores of some owl families, such as ridding the nest of vermin.
(of the moon) To wax/appear to grow larger in the sky.
The festival held on the shortest night and longest day of the year.
(Jouzhen) A sea.
Flavorful nuts that grow on the Great Ga'Hoole Tree.
n. (Krakish) Summer, literally means "no snow."
Owl stone event
An event of great significance in the development of a young owl.
Owl dolls made from down, molted feathers, sticks, etc.
(Jouzhen) The sum of all of an owl's past actions. One can have either a good or a bad phonqua. It is similar to the concept of karma.
A unit of measurement roughly equal to the wingspan of a Whiskered Screech Owl.
A holiday celebrated by the Guardians during the time of the Copper-Rose Rain, similar to Halloween. (See Celebrations.)
(Jouzhen) A kite.
Raccoon droppings, called "racdrops" in the form of a swear word
exclamation Short for raccoon droppings one of the worst curse words an owl can say.
To ruffle one's feathers so as to accentuate the white spots (applies to Spotted Owls only).
A teacher/leader of a chaw.
(Krakish) A nest composed of packed snow and moss, typical of the Northern Kingdoms. Although these are made even with snow, are warm and cozy.
The disembodied spirit of a dead owl that has unfinished business on earth, a ghost.
To expose an owl to flecks under "certain conditions" that cause the owl to become massively disoriented and lose his or her sense of self. The gizzard becomes like a stone, and the owl loses the ability to sort out emotions, which can cause delusions.
In the Northern Kingdoms, the two days surrounding the longest night of the year, when the sun never rises any more than the tiniest bit above the horizon.
A colliering maneuver in which an owl darts in and out of the edges of the fire.
The Hoolian owls' term for spring (the time of the Silver Rain).
(Krakish) A singer and storyteller for one of the Northern clans.
(wolf-speak) An assassination squad.
A nest-maid snake and member of the harp guild at the Great Tree who leaps from one octave to another while playing the great grass harp.
A natural steam vent in the earth.
Kielian snake word for a group of snakes between six and twelve.
(Krakish) Spring, literally means "soft ice."
An exclamation The worst curse word an owl can say.
The ability to see the future, and sometimes the present, in dreams using the stars, like ESP.
(Krakish) Originating from, hailing from.
(Jouzhen) Originating from, hailing from, same as Krakish "stresschen."
(wolf-speak) A teacher.
To be chosen for a specific chaw. (NO YOU DIRTYMINDED PEOPLE)
A threat display.
An owl traitor.
A wolf traitor.
A snake traitor.
Dusk/the time between the last drop of sun and the first shadows of the evening.
The evening meal/the food owls consume immediately after waking.
What nest-maid snakes and owls call the birds that do not yarp pellets.
The Hoolian owls' term for winter (the time of the White Rain).
When an owl becomes frightened and his or her feathers lie flat, making it appearing smaller.
A sudden violent wind.