Terms Glossary A
Aan'allein: An Aiel term for Lan, "Man alone" or "man who is an entire people" in the Old Tongue
Abram, Feast of: A feast celebrated in Jumara
A'dam: A ter’angreal composed of two pieces, used to control a woman who can channel saidar.
Accepted: A woman who has reached the second part of her journey to become Aes Sedai.
Access Keys: A ter'angreal used to control the Choedan Kal in the form of a miniature version of the sa'angreal
Adar: The fifth month of the year
Aelfinn: A race of humanoid beings with snake like characteristics
Aes Sedai: Women who can channel and have been trained in the White Tower of Tar Valon and have passed all the tests required.
Aethan Dor: An Aiel Warrior Society hose members often act as police
Age: One of seven periods that repeat each time the Wheel of Time turns
Age Lace: The Great Pattern, woven from the Ages
Age of Legends: The previous age that ended with the Dark One being sealed in the bore and the Breaking of the World
Ah'frait: One of the twelve primary bands in the social order of Trollocs. Its badge is a silver whirlwind.
Aiel War: A conflict between the Aiel and the nations of the Westlands
Aiel: The secretive inhabitants of the Aiel Waste
Aine: The fourth month of the year
Air: One of the five powers
Ajah: One of seven groupings to which all Aes Sedai belong
Al'ghol:One of the twelve primary bands in the social order of Trollocs. Its badge is a hooked axe.
Alantin: Short for tia avende alantin , Brother to trees in the Old Tonge
Algai'd'siswai: Spear brother, an Aiel Warrior
Algode: A plant material used for clothes in the Aiel Waste.
All Souls Day: A feast occurring every ten years at the autumn equinox
Altaran: A person from Altara
Amayar: The inhabitants of the Sea Folk Isles
Amaetheon: A feast celebrating the dead
Amyrlin Seat: The ruler of the Aes Sedai
Andilay: A tea used for fatigue
Andoran: A person from Andor
Angreal: An object that allows a person to channel more of the one Power than they could otherwise hold unaided
Apple Blossoms in the Wind: A sword form
Aran'gar: A poisoned duelling dgger used in the sort of Sha'je
Arc of the Moon: A sword form
Armies of the Night, The: The armies that occupied Seanchan prior to the arrival of Luthair Paendrag
Artham: A 'ter'angreal able to hide a person from the Shadow
Asadine: A day of Fasting in the Borderlands and Cairhien
Asha'man: Men able to channel, trained at the Black Tower
Ashandarei : Literally "sword-sear', a spear with a long sword like blade
Assemblage: A body chosen from Illian's merchants and ship owners that rivals the King and the Council of Nine
Atha'an Miere: The Sea Folk, a people who live almost their entire lives at sea
Atha'an Shadar: The Seanchan name for Darkfriends
Avendesora: The Tree of Life
Avendoraldera: A sapling of Avendesora, given to the Cairhienin by the Aiel for reasons they did not consider important to explain.
Ayyad: The channelers of Shara also the rulers, unbeknownst to the other inhabitants