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Demonic eredar warlock glyph

Eredun (a.k.a. Demonic) is the language of the demons of the Burning Legion. Knowing that other sentient beings would inevitably join the Legion, the eredar declared that their primary language called Eredun would be the Legion's common language.[1] The written form is called Eredic[2] and is composed of cryptic symbols as illustrated in their spells.

Eredun, the speech of the Burning Legion, is all but eradicated on Azeroth. It lives in the minds of cultists and those few brave enough to study it. It has a life of its own — its words writhe in the minds of those that know it, eating away sanity and morality. The demonic language of Eredun seemingly wants to be understood, while linguists tear their hair out trying to parse the inhumanoid grammar and the circular references of Titan.[3][2] A Guardian of Tirisfal can understand and speak Eredun. He is not subject to the insanity such knowledge can cause to non-evil characters.[4]

It is unlikely that the original dialect of Eredun spoken on Argus, or the language known as Draenei, causes corruption in other races.

In the World of Warcraft, the Burning Legion's Eredun language is known as "Demonic". With the release of the Legion expansion the new Demon Hunter class can speak Eredun, making it the only class that can. Besides Demon Hunters nothing can speak the language so anything spoken in it is indecipherable. However, the warlock spell Curse of Tongues causes the target to temporarily speak in Demonic (Eredun). The demonic form obtained by warlocks also converse in, and understand demonic.

Eredun primer

This is a list of Eredun phrases and words, for which the translations have been officially confirmed by Blizzard;

  • A-rul shach kigon = I will eat your heart[5]
  • Galtak Ered'nash = All Hail the Burning Blade[8]
  • Gor'om haguul = Meddling dog[5]
  • Man'ari = Man'ari in Eredun is a word that has no literal definition because it is used as a substitute when there is a lack of words to describe exactly how deeply horrible and "wrong" something is. Some of the corrupted Eredar have been known to refer to themselves as "Man'ari".[9] May mean "gifted" by Sargeras to the Eredar.[10] See Draenei (language), for definition in Draenei language.
  • Katra zil shukil = Suffer and perish[6]
  • Shaza-kiel! = Surrender your soul![14]
  • Thal'kituun = Unseen guest.[13]
  • Zenn = Void, Darkness
  • Archimonde Speech 6 = "Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."[15]

Other Eredun words and phrases

  • A-kreesh! - No translation, said by both Omor the Unscarred and Archimonde during knockback moves.
  • Achor she-ki! - No translation, said by Omor the Unscarred in Hellfire Ramparts.
  • Akmin-kurai! - No translation, said by Archimonde at Hyjal Summit.
  • Ered'nash ban galar - From Cycle of Hatred - a phrase used to invoke communication with demon lords.
  • Ered'nash havik yrthog - From Cycle of Hatred - a phrase used to invoke communication with demon lords.
  • Kirel narak! - Yelled by Kazzak after killing a player, and by Mal'Ganis breaking out of Barean Westwind's body.
  • Manach sheek-thrish! - No translation, said by Archimonde at Hyjal Summit.
  • Reesh, hokta! - No translation, said by Azgalor at Hyjal Summit.
  • Sheet-sah - No translation, said by Dalliah the Doomsayer as a name or title or insult for Soccothrates.
  • Phrase - Heard at the Temple of the Damned.
  • X adare laz rikk veni shi - No translation, said (rarely) by Satyrs in Blackfathom Deeps upon attacking players.
  • Xar il romath da tidesbi - According to Forward Commander To'arch, it is a grave insult against Sargeras that could spare a prisoner of the Legion much torture, earning him a quick death instead.
  • Revos ill ok mordanas archim maz naztheros! Archim xi ante maz-re mishun te nagas! - No translation, spell that Illidan Stormrage uses in Well of Eternity, in order to defeat Mannoroth.

Demonic/Eredun (speculation)

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

So we can summarise that;

  • Draen means "exile" or "exiled"
  • Ei means "one" or "ones"
  • Or means "refuge" in Eredun.
  • Achor she-ki! - May mean "Feast my Pet", or "Eat your fill!" other phrases said by Omor.
  • "Galtak Ered'nash!" ("All Hail the Burning Blade") may also be Eredun, but this questions the meaning of the name "eredar." It is not known if the name "eredar" has any sort of translation. "Ered" clearly has a specific meaning, as evidenced by "eredar," "ered'nash," and "ered'ruin." It is possible that it can be rendered as either "burning" or "corrupt", depending on context.

It is also probable that "sha" means "light". "No", me, often said.

  • Ered'ruin = "doomguard"
  • Shat = "Light".
  • Ruin = "Guard".
  • il/ila/Zil - May mean "and" by using speculation that Eredun may change the word "and" trough genders.

Words in "Demonic" (Eredun)

This is the list of words created by the in-game language parser for the Demonic language, and is listed as language number eight (word range 547-672) in the Language text file. It shares words from Titan, Draconic and Draenei language parsers, although with slight differences in the word lists in each. Draenei cannot understand "Demonic" (Eredun).

Note: The language algorithm used by the in-game "translator" merely makes the words look like "Demonic" (Eredun). It does not actually translate words. Therefore, translated in-game speech isn't true "Demonic" (Eredun). It is not certain if these words are true words in the Eredun language or not.

Number of letters in word Word List
One-letter words A, E, I, G, O, U, X, Y
Two-letter words Az, Il, Me, No, Re, Te, Ul, Ur, Xi, Za, Ze
Three-letter words Asj, Daz, Gul, Kar, Laz, Lek, Lok, Maz, Ril, Ruk, Shi, Tor, Zar
Four-letter words Alar, Aman, Amir, Ante, Ashj, Kiel, Maev, Maez, Orah, Parn, Raka, Rikk, Veni, Zenn, Zila
Five-letter words Adare, Belan, Buras, Enkil, Golad, Gular, Kamil, Melar, Modas, Nagas, Rakir, Refir, Revos, Soran, Tiros, Zekul
Six-letter words Arakal, Archim, Azgala, Karkun, Kazile, Mannor, Mishun, Rakkan, Rakkas, Rethul, Revola, Thorje, Tichar
Seven-letter words Amanare, Belaros, Danashj, Faramos, Gulamir, Karaman, Kieldaz, Rethule, Tiriosh, Toralar, Zennshi
Eight-letter words Amanalar, Ashjraka, Azgalada, Azrathud, Belankar, Enkilzar, Kirasath, Maladath, Mordanas, Romathis, Rukadare, Sorankar, Theramas
Nine-letter words Arakalada, Kanrethad, Melarorah, Nagasraka, Naztheros, Soranaman, Teamanare, Zilthuras
Ten-letter words Amanemodas, Ashjrethul, Benthadoom, Burasadare, Enkilgular, Kamilgolad, Matheredor, Melarnagas, Pathrebosh, Ticharamir, Zennrakkan
Eleven-letter words Archimtiros, Ashjrakamas, Kamilgolad, Mannorgulan, Mishunadare, Zekulrakkas
Twelve-letter words Zennshinagas

"Amanare" represents two separate words in the Demonic language parser, as words #627 and #628. As such both versions of the word are used to filter two separate sets of words, based on hidden criteria.

Archimonde's spell

The following is the text of the spell Archimonde uses to destroy Dalaran (see ogg links above). Warning: Text below is by no means accurate, and is merely spelt phonetically, from what it sounds like to most; Archimonde's accent and syntax make it sound somewhat different to individual listeners.

  • Azhir uval nutarus. Azhir mudas ethanul. Dalektharu il dask daku. Riftuuz e thara samanar utamus. Elas umanes azarathan rakas ibna, = "Let this scar signify the first blow against the mortal world. From this seal shall arise the doom of men, who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own. Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit. Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control."[15]
  • Belanora mordanos nenaar ila mor nu farlos kada. = "Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."[15]
OGG audio
Azhir uval nutarus ("Let this scar signify the first blow against the mortal world.") Azhir mudas ethanul ("From this seal shall arise the doom of men,") Dalektharu il dask daku ("Who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own.")
Riftuuz e thara samanar utamus ("Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit.") Elas umanes azarathan rakas ibna ("Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control.") Belanora mordanos nenaar ila mornu farlos kada ("Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair.")

Draenei definitions

Language/dialect, which may not have the same meaning in demonic Eredun.

Demon Hunters

World of Warcraft: Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

In World of Warcraft: Legion Legion, Demon Hunters[citation needed] can use ('Demonic') to communicate cross-faction.[17]


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Burning Legion (English) (HTML). The Warcraft Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 2011-06-10.
  2. ^ a b World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 131
  3. ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 99, 104
  4. ^ Shadows & Light, 46-47
  5. ^ a b Descent, 6
  6. ^ a b Descent, 5
  7. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment 2010-11-07. Draenei. Archived from the original on 2010-11-07.
  8. ^ Cycle of Hatred, 163
  9. ^ Rise of the Horde, 18, 80
  10. ^ A [15] What Argus Means to Me
  11. ^ Manual of Monsters, 112, 117
  12. ^ Monster Guide, 50
  13. ^ a b Death is Contagious
  14. ^ Descent
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  16. ^ a b c World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  17. ^ Bryan Star 2016-08-28. 'World of Warcraft: Legion': Blizzard Discusses Mechanics.