Tema is a child language of Temic. It is the language of the Amyr before the Aturan Empire had fallen. It is related to the Aturan language and uses the same letters.

Known terms

Term Meaning
Ve Valora Sartane Unknown, the name of a play.[1]
Ivare enim euge "For the greater good"[2][3]

In the Chronicle

Kvothe teaches himself enough Tema through autodidactism to defend himself in the courts of Imre against the charges on malfeasance.


  1. The Name of the Wind, Chapter 82, "Ash and Elm"
  2. The Name of the Wind, Chapter 39, "Enough Rope"
  3. The Name of the Wind, Chapter 41, "Friend's Blood"

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