A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dictionary > Kel

Word Type[?]
Official Definition[?]

Elder Scroll (abbreviated to “Scroll” in the Song of the Dragonborn)
(Book, Songs of Skyrim)
(Dialogue File, 000ED35D)
(POGGLE, p. 1096)

Expanded Definition[?]

n. Elder Scroll


Ahrk fin Kel lost prodah, do ved viing ko fin krah, tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein!
And the Scrolls have foretold, of black wings in the cold, that when brothers wage war come unfurled!
(Book, Songs of Skyrim)

Kel drey ni viik.
The Elder Scroll did not defeat me.
(Alduin, 000ED35D)

Kelle vomindok.
The Elder Scrolls are unknown/unknowable.
(Paarthurnax, 000BD16A)

It is an... artifact from outside time. It does not exist, but it has always existed. … They are...hmm... fragments of creation. The Kelle... Elder Scrolls, as you name them, they have often been used for prophecy. Yes, your prophecy comes from an Elder Scroll. But this is only a small part of their power.
(Paarthurnax, 000BBEAA, 000BBEA8)


Proper noun that refers exclusively to the Elder Scrolls and they powers they possess.


May be related to pel ‘to write’.

Notes[?] definition suggests kel is a general word for ‘scroll’ rather than a proper noun. However, kel is only ever used in reference to the Elder Scrolls, and there is no indication besides the note that an unabbreviated name exists. Kel should be used only to mean ‘Elder Scroll’.