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Renewal Ceremony
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Na'fak Isil'chanoun
religious language
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Adronatonoun
Sentinel LeaderAnla'nanoun
Ranger One
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Anla'Shok Nanoun
Rain (gentle shower)Du'venanoun
Bath/Shower
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Du'vena haknoun
whiteEnancolor
dinner plateEtananoun
female Journeyman
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Hakananoun
machineHakanainoun
toolHakanainoun
Chrysalis device
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Hakanai Na'faknoun
to be sexually aware
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Li'ranahverb
the Earth/Minbari War
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Linn ra'Tuzanaenoun
ourMinah'possessive
the Minbari Federation
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Minbari Sinarwa noun
to commandNaverb
CommanderNanoun
re-na'prefix
soundNa'chasnoun
[Make] the sound of gentle rain ()Na'chas du'venaphrase
rebirthNa'faknoun
Rebirth Ceremony
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Na'fak Chanoun
to stopNaatverb
stopNaatnoun
to restNafe'enverb
Goodbye
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Nafe'en Ardinterjection
to doNaiverb
to performNas'hverb
to actNas'hverb
to arouseNathverb
to awakenNathverb
Bad news does not grow better with age (human phrase)Ner'is vas'hana ter'esphrase
Timidity the unexpected causes
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Ner'is vas'hana ter'esphrase
acolyte's robe
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Obran Na'faknoun
pathRennanoun
trailRennanoun
roadRennanoun
Interstellar Alliance
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Schlectae Sinarwanoun
Scout Commander
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Shok'nanoun
Ally
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Sinarnoun
allianceSinarwanoun
thank you (informal)Su'nahaninterjection
the Earth Alliance
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Torrbari Sinarwanoun
spoon (eating utinsil)Vahananoun
surprisingVas'hanaadjective
unexpectedVas'hanaadjective
Rain stormVenanoun
Vorlons
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Vorlonaenoun
War Leader
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Zha'den Nanoun


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A Note About Minbari Naming ConventionsMinbari do not normally use their full names when interacting. Out of a population of more than three billion, however, it's a given that there will be more than one 'Delenn' or 'Lennier'. In situations calling for more detailed identification, a Minbari will provide a clan/guild name along with his or her given name - 'Delenn' becomes 'Delenn Mir' or, more formally, 'Delenn ra'Mir' ('ra' means 'of'). When establishing a social hierarchy is required, such as a formal ceremony with many attendees, a Minbari will give their title as well - 'Min'entil Delenn ra'Mir' (Ambassador Delenn of Clan Mir). This naming convention applies to both Worker and Religious Caste. For Warriors, the honorific 'Zhaden' (Warrior) is used instead of a title - for example: 'Zhaden Shakiri ra'Vonilbok'. Unlike human family names, however, shared Minbari clan/guild names do not necessarily mean that the bearers are physically related.unknown
A Note About Name OriginsMinbari names are not bestowed lightly. They have meaning and, in large measure, tell other Minbari something about who a person is beyond mere identity. They are considered 'birth prophecies' bestowed by one's parents and family. Unlike humans, where the family lineage is traced through the father, Minbari geneology follows the mother's line. A child's mother provides him or her a 'base' name, while the father supplies an honorific of choice. 'Delenn', for example, is a compound name with 'Lenn' (Traveler) being the base taken from her mother's name. 'Del' (Grey), the honorific, was her father's contribution. Thus the name 'Delenn' is a mini prophecy that foretells the bearer will be one who walks between the Darkness and the Light...and one who will not always make the correct choice between the two.unknown
Ena'FiWhite Star (ship name)religious
NafeelAlways Learningreligious
NareelLearns to Commandworker
NashonAlways Performs Wellworker




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