Flammeus contains, as you would expect, some words which we may not recognise from our own world. Many of them are easy to guess, but others may require some explanation. In any alternate world, there will be new plants or animals, tools or trades which we have not encountered in our own world, and this page hopes to address this.
Many readers have also asked about pronunciation of the names of the people and places in Flammeus. If you are interested in this, please click here.
A Maid who has left the Temple and now works for the OutFort.
A woman who cares for bees and harvests honey
A midwife; a woman who assists a woman giving birth.
Small, glossy, dark berries, similar to blackcurrants.
A small room or cell in which a Maid of the Temple sleeps.
Term used by the people of the Outer for Maids who have left the Temple.
Patchworked dress worn by Maids of the Temple.
Small pierced clay jar used to contain live embers to start fires.
A type of metal used in communication devices.
Large shady tree with glossy foliage and red flowers.
Girl under the age of 21 who lives in the Temple.
Embroidered cotton scarf or shawl, worn over the head and shoulders.
Living place where OutRiders are brought up from boyhood.
Men who are responsible for the enforcement of the Queen's wishes.
Common tree used for building, eating, medication and other items.
A man or woman skilled in herbalism who makes medicines.
A woman over the age of 21 who leads and enforces the wishes of the Temple.
A rough stick used to strike a spark for a fire.
A rough ball of soap, sometimes on a string.
A dangerous snake which spits in the eyes, like a spitting cobra.
A stick split at one end, used to twist fruit off the branch.
The site of religious affairs in Oramia. The home of the Goddess.
A small fibrous twig used to brush the teeth.
A pouch or pocket attached to a thin belt, worn under the clothes
A pit latrine.