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Below is a a comprehensive list of Tau terms. If you're unsure of a word's meaning, then look it up here!

General Words

  • Al: Tau word for Small.
  • Aloh: Tau word for Cold.
  • Anuk: Tau word for Bird.
  • Ar: Tau word for High.
  • Au: Tau word for Age, era.
  • Aun: Tau word for Ethereal (Celestial).
  • Aun'bork'an'retha: Tau word for Ethereal University on the planet Bork'an.
  • B: Tau word for Shepherd.
  • Be'gel: Tau word for Orks.
  • Bentu'sin: (Lit: Wise-gifted ones) Tau word for Demiurg.
  • B'kak: Tau word for Sand herder.
  • Cha: Tau word for Purpose.
  • D: Tau word for Twin.
  • Demlok: Tau word for Canyon.
  • Doran: Tau word for Calm.
  • El: Tau word for Second highest Tau rank.
  • Elan: Tau word for Strong.
  • Eldi: Tau word for Wing.
  • Fio: Tau word for Earth.
  • Gue: Tau word for Being.
  • Gue'la: Tau word for Human (lit. "lowest being").
  • Gue'vesa: Tau word for Human Helper (Auxiliary).
  • J'kaara: Tau word for Mirror.
  • Ka: Tau word for Strike, blow.
  • Kais: Tau word for Skilful.
  • Kak: Tau word for Sand.
  • Kau'ui: Tau word for Cadre.
  • Kauyon: Tau word for Patient, hunter.
  • Kavaal: Tau word for a Battle (multiple Contingents).
  • Ko: Tau word for Worthy.
  • Kor: Tau word for Air.
  • Korar: Tau word for Airship.
  • Kor'vesa: Tau word for Drone (lit. "Faithful Helper").
  • Ko'vash: Tau word for Worthy cause, to strive for.
  • Kunas: Tau word for Agile.
  • Kyse: Tau word for Belt.
  • La: Tau word for Lowest Tau rank.
  • Lissera: Tau word for Cadre, group, team.
  • Mal'caor: Tau word for Spider.
  • Mesme: Tau word for Combination.
  • Monat: Tau word for Freedom of one, individuality.
  • Mont: Tau word for Battle, war.
  • Mont'au: Tau word for The Terror.
  • Mont'ka: Tau word for Killing blow.
  • Mont'yr: Tau word for Blooded, veteran.
  • M'yen: Tau word for Unforseen.
  • M'yenshi: Tau word for Unforseen victory.
  • N: Tau word for Second.
  • Nan: Tau word for Sword.
  • O: Tau word for Highest Tau rank.
  • Ol: Tau word for Bright.
  • Or'es: Tau word for Powerful.
  • O'res'la: Tau word for Ork Raiders.
  • Por: Tau word for Water.
  • Retha: Tau word for Temple, university, monastery, seminary.
  • Ro: Tau word for Mind.
  • Run: Tau word for Structure, building.
  • Run'al: Tau word for Outpost, hide.
  • Saal: Tau word for the first Tau rank.
  • Savon: Tau word for Keen-eyed.
  • Sha'is: Tau word for Wind.
  • Shan'al: Tau word for an Army (eg: all Shas present on a world).
  • Shas: Tau word for Fire.
  • Shas'ar'tol: Tau word for Military High Command.
  • Shas'ka: Tau word for Sun, star.
  • Shas'kaDemlok: Tau word for Canyon of the Sun.
  • Shas'shi: Tau word for Greatest warrior, victorious warrior.
  • Shi: Tau word for Victory.
  • Shi'mont'ka: Tau word for Winning stroke.
  • Shi'va: Tau word for Great Victory.
  • Sho'aunor'es: Tau word for Source of power, generator, engine, drive.
  • Sho'kara: Tau word for Window, gate, portal.
  • Shovah: Tau word for Farsighted.
  • Suam: Tau word for Fire (flame).
  • T: Tau word for Of.
  • Ta'lissera: Tau word for Communion, marriage, covenant.
  • Ta'ro'cha: Tau word for Three minds, one purpose.
  • Tau'va: Tau word for The Greater Good.
  • Tio've: Tau word for Contingent (group of Cadres).
  • Tol: Tau word for Command, office, position.
  • Tor'kan: Tau word for a measurement that is roughly about one kilometer.
  • Tor'lek: Tau word for a measurement that is roughly about one meter.
  • T'suam: Tau word for Belt.
  • Tsua'm: Tau word for Middle.
  • Uash'O: Tau regional[Shas] command.
  • Ui: Tau word for Second lowest Tau rank.
  • Ukos: Tau word for Spoon.
  • Va: Tau word for Great.
  • Vash'aun'an: Tau word for Warp space.
  • Vash'ya: Tau word for Between spheres.
  • Vesa: Tau word for Helper, drone.
  • Vior'la: Tau word for Hot-blooded.
  • Vral: Tau word for Undercut.
  • Vre: Tau word for Middle Tau rank.
  • Y: Tau word for One, individual.
  • Ya: Tau word for World, planet.
  • Yanoi: Tau word for Moon.
  • Y'eldi: Tau word for Winged one.
  • Y'he: Tau word for Tyranids.
  • Yr: Tau word for Experienced.

Tau Time

  • Dec: Terran Equivelent - Hour. Terran Conversion: 1.5 Terran Hours
  • Rotaa: 10 Decs. Terran Equivelent - Day. Terran Conversion: 15 Terran Hours
  • Kai'Rotaa: 80 Rotaa. Terran Equivelent - Month. Terran Conversion: 50 Terran Days (Notes: Each Kai'Rotaa is dedicated to a certain caste.)
  • Tau'cyr: 6 Kai'Rotaa. Terran Equivelent - Year. Terran Conversion: 300 Terran Days
  • Raik'or: Terran Equivelent - Minute. Terran Conversion: Unknown
  • Raik'an: Terran Equivelent - Second. Terran Conversion: Unknown




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