Mage glyph written in "Ancient Tevene"
Tevene is the official language of the Tevinter Imperium. Several  runes bear Tevinter symbols, some of them old.
In modern Tevinter, Tevene has ceased to be the main spoken language among the population in favour of the Trade tongue. Higher ranking Tevinters use phrases as signs of their education and social standing.
Words and phrases Edit
Alluvin valla kal
 Amatus: A term of endearment
 Astia valla femundis
 Avanna: "Hello."
 Calthora Virethen
 Corypheus: Conductor
Fasta vass: A swear word.
 Festis bei umo canavarum: "You will be the death of me." 
 Incaensor: means a dangerous substance, such as raw lyrium or natron salts. It is often used as derogatory slang for a magic-using slave—something dangerous but useful if controlled.
 Kaffas: "Shit."
 Kevesh 
 Manaveris Dracona: "Long live the Dragons."
 Na via lerno victoria: "Only the living know victory."
 Soporati: A non magic user, also referred to as a sleeper.
 Somniari: " Dreamer". A special kind of mage who can shape the Fade.
 Venhedis: A swear word.
 Viridis: "The Green". Refers to the unexplored jungles in the far north of Thedas.
 Vishante kaffas: "You shit on my tongue."
 Vitae benefaria: A respectful goodbye
Ancient Tevene Edit
Ancient Tevene is the ancient and dead language of Tevinter Imperium. The annums (annual holidays) in the Thedosian
calendar use a high name from Ancient Tevene, and a low name (Trade tongue).
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↑ Combat line by
Dorian Pavus addresses the Inquisitor as such, if romanced. Or he addresses Iron Bull as such in Trespasser if neither is romanced by the Inquisitor.
↑ Mentioned by
Fenris during Questioning Beliefs (Fenris Act 2).
Fenris (short story)
↑ When taking a potion, said by
↑ Said by a Venatori accompaining Calpernia at the Well of Sorrows in ambient dialogue
9.0 9.1 Mentioned during
Speak to Fenris (Act 3). Spoken by Dorian during Here Lies the Abyss
Questioning Beliefs (Act 3), if Fenris and Hawke are in a rival romance.
↑ Possibly spoken by
Dorian Pavus during What Pride Had Wrought, if romanced.
Short Story: Paying the Ferryman
↑ Said by
Dorian Pavus during The Magister's Birthright.
↑ When low on stamina, said by
↑ Said by Venatori enemies in battle if low on health.
, Chapter 1 Dragon Age: Those Who Speak
↑ Said by
Fenris during The Last Straw, if he isn't Hawke's love interest.
↑ Race specific dialogue between a human inquisitor and Corypheus during the final battle
↑ According to
Keeper Marethari during quest Night Terrors.
, vol. 2, p. 131 Dragon Age: The World of Thedas
↑ Mentioned by
Dorian Pavus in discussion with Sera.
, Chapter 1, set 1, p. 14 Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)
, Chapter 1, set 1, p. 47 Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)
↑ Based on the
Novice Dweomer Rune description. ↑ Mentioned by
Dorian Pavus describing the Orb of Destruction.