The Dictionary

  • Quite simply this is a dictionary for Travian terms. It is currently the largest and most complete out there, including the TDP(Travian Dictionary Project) and the one found on

    Various abbreviations and words are explained here. Please send me a message or post here if you have something to add or correct.

    Symbols and Numbers

    0 pop: (0 population) Leaving a player or village with no inhabitants.
    1337: Elite
    13x13: The extended view of the map available through plus.
    15c/9c/6c: Land with 15, 9 and 6 Field Crop fields
    24/7: 24 hours 7 days a week
    666: a 4666 field and a supposed sign of evil
    7x7: The view in the map while centered on a location.
    +/+: North-East coordinates on the map.
    +/-: South-East coordinates on the map.
    -/+: Northwest coordinates on the map.
    -/-: South-West coordinates on the map.

    T3.5(previous version)
    T4(In Beta Testing)


    Aca: Academy
    Admin: Administrator
    Afair: As far as I remember
    Afaik: As Far as I know
    Afk: Away From Keyboard. In Travian it means inactive.
    Aggro: An alliance that attempts to kill all enemies, rather then build up a wonder
    Aka: Also known as
    Ally: Alliance
    Analyser: one of the many Travian related sites that provides reports and details on changes in populations, growth, alliances etc. See here.
    Anvil: A large defensive army, opposite of hammer
    Artifact: A special item stored in the treasury that grants bonuses to its holder.
    Asap: As soon as possible
    Axes: Axeman


    B2t/btt: back to topic
    Ban(Forum): When a Moderator blocks access to your account for a rule violation. Rules are found here.
    Ban(Game):When a MH locks your account for a rule violation. Message them at (0,0) to resolve this. Rules can be found here.
    Bashing: Keeping a player small by attacking frequently
    Battle Groups: A collection of players with in an alliance or meta that operate as a group for the purpose of coordinating attacks and/or defense.
    Bonus: The bonus production of resources from oases.
    Boonies: Located far from 0,0 - beyond the spawning locations
    Bot: An illegal program that automates travian
    BP: Beginners protection
    Brb: Abbreviation for "be right back"
    Btw: By the way
    Bubble: Large number of defensive reinforcements in one village.
    Bug: Error in the game. Please post all bugs here.
    Bump: A post that brings a thread back to the top.


    C: Abbreviation for "see"
    Caesaris: Equites Caesaris
    Capital: A special village that each player has only one of. Resource fields in this village can exceed level 10 and special building restrictions apply. A capital can never be conquered, but can be moved.
    Cata: The act of catapulting(destroying buildings)
    Catapults(catas/cats): Destroy buildings. Counts as infantry units.
    Cheating: Violating the game rules.
    Clear: Destroying the defending army before catapulting/conquering
    Cleaner: Destroys the army, before a conquering
    Clubbies: The first unit available to Teutons, the club swinger
    Cluster: A number of villages close together, owned by the same player or alliance. Usually grouped together for protection.
    Chief: Unit that captures other villages by reducing loyalty. Senator (Roman), Chief (Gauls), Chieftain (Teutons)
    Chiefing: The act of using chiefs
    .Com: The international servers of Travian, considered by many to be the most competitive
    Confed: An alliance between two alliances
    Construction Plans: An artifact that is required to build a World Wonder. A builder needs a set to build to 50, then needs another alliance member with a set to build past that.
    Coords: Coordinates
    Counter: A tactic in which a offensive army follows another one to its village.
    CP: Culture Points, Confederate packs
    Crop-locked: Village with a negative consumption due to the destruction of all pr most the crop(wheat) fields, grain mill and bakery. Can also be increased with the destruction of the market.
    Cranny Dip: A Teutonic ability to take some resources out of crannies
    Crop: also known as wheat and grain, this is the resource that feeds your populace.
    Cropper: a 9c or 15c
    Cya: Abbreviation for "see you" or "goodbye"
    Cyt: Abbreviation for "see you tomorrow"


    Dc: Disconnect
    Def: Defensive Troops
    Deletion: A process in which an account is wiped from the travian map. Takes 72 hours.
    Dmg: Damage from a unit
    Double Target: When catapults may hit two targets. Requires a rally point level 20.
    Druids: Druidrider
    Dual: An account with multiple people running it
    Dual Construction: An ability unique to the Romans that allows a resource field and a building in the village to be constructed simultaneously


    EC: Equites Caesaris
    EI: Equites Imperatoris
    Elite: a single alliance with no wings and no alliances, opposite of meta
    End Game: The period of the game after natar plan villages spawn. See the guide for the end game here
    End Game Hammer: A large hammer designed to secure plan villages or world wonder building sites
    End Game Meta: A collection of alliances formed to support common world wonders
    Epic: Something very awesome
    Exp: Hero Experience
    Expansion slot: The spots in a palace/residence where settlers/chiefs can be built.


    Fake: Fake attack carried out by one or two troops, to confuse the target of the true attack force.
    Farm: Player who is constantly raided for resources.
    Farmer: A player who farms other players
    Farming: The act of constantly attacking players for resources
    Flame/Flaming: Being insulting on the fourm.
    Ftw: Abbreviation for "for the win"


    GB: Great Barracks
    GG: great granary
    Gl: Good Luck
    Ghost Hammer: A large amount of Theuates Thunder used to quickly take down small pockets of defense.
    GN: Good Night
    Golding: Using gold for any purpose
    GS: Great Stable
    Gtg: Abbreviation for "got to go"
    GTFO: Get the **** out, a rude way to say leave
    Guide(s) A manual for a specific aspect of travian. Found here.
    GW: great warehouse
    Gz/Grz: Congratulations


    Haeds: Haeduan
    Hammer: Large offensive army used to clear and destroy villages
    Hammer Village: The village where a hammer is produced
    HDT: Horse Drinking Trough
    Hero: A special unit built at the heroes mansion that can grant bonus to other units and itself.
    Hero's Food: Easily killed units that give the hero experience
    HM: Hero's Mansion


    IGM: In Game Message
    IGN: In Game Name
    IIRC: If I remember correctly
    Imo: In my opinion
    Imp: Imperian
    Insert: See Sniping
    IRC: Internet Relay Chat


    JK: Just Kidding


    Kick: To remove someone from a channel or alliance


    L8r: Abbreviation for "later"
    L33t: Elite
    L33t Speak: The style of writing in which letters are replaced with numbers. For example 3=E A = 4 I = 1 O = 0
    Lag: Delay in page loading
    Leg: Legionaire
    Lol/lawl: Abbreviation for "laugh out loud" or "lots of laughs"
    Loot: Stolen resources
    Lvl: Level


    Macemen: See Clubbies
    MB: Main Building
    Merger: When multiple alliances decide to combine to form a Meta
    Meta: A group of alliances with a central alliance and several large wings (see W: wings) with similar names all working together
    MH: Multihunter
    Mill: Grain Mill
    Mirror Kill: See Second Kill
    MM: Mass Message. A message sent out to every player in an alliance.
    Mod: Moderator
    MP: Marketplace
    Multi: A player with multiple accounts. This is illegal.


    NAP: Non-Aggression Pact, an agreement to refrain from attacking each other.
    Necro'd: See Bump
    Nerf: To make worse or weaken, usually in the context of weakening something in order to maintain balance
    Netiquette: The conventions of politeness on most forums/chat rooms
    Newbie: A person who is new in Game or Forum.
    Noob: A contemptuous(unfavorable) reference to a newbie. Many uses depending on context.
    Np: No problem
    NPC: Non Player Character
    NPCing: Using NPC merchant to level out your resources

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    Oasis: Spot on the map with some sort of resource on it. Oasis are conquered by heroes and give production bonuses. Must have a hero mansion to conquer the oasis. The Oases 75%, 100%, etc.. are the total of a combination of oasis and almost exclusively refers to crop. 25/25 meaning crop and some other resource oasis bonus.
    Off: Offensive Troop
    Own: Owned- won against


    PA: Plus Acount
    Pala: Palace or Paladin (Teutonic Troop)
    Pally: Abbreviation for "Paladin" (Teutonic troop)
    Parking Village: Village that produces as much crop as possible to feed troops stationed there.
    Phala: Phalanx
    Plus: Plus Account
    Pls/plz: Please
    Pm: Abbreviation for "private message"
    Pop: Population
    Pushing: assisting another player against the rules, ie sending more than one hours resource per day to their village
    Pusher: Player that practices pushing.
    Pwn: Won against


    Quad: Quadrant, a players general location in game- NE, SE, SW, NW
    Quad-line: The invisible line that separates the quadrants
    Quests: An optional series of assignments meant to guide the beginner.


    R: Abbreviation for "are"
    Raid: An attack to gather resources from farms
    Raider: A player who raids
    Ram: A unit used to destroy walls, counts as infantry
    Rammer: A ram hammer
    Recruiter: Alliance member who helps find new members for an alliance
    Reinforcements(Reins): Troops stationed in another village, usually for defensive purposes.
    Res: Resource
    Resi: Residence
    Rice: See Crop
    Rl: Real Life
    Rofl: Rolling on the floor laughing- a way to say something is funny
    Roflmao: Rolling on the floor laughing my *** off- a way to say something is funny
    RP: Rally Point


    Script: A program that overlaps with the original to give some modifications.
    Scouts: Pathfinders, ELs and Scouts
    Scout hammer/anvil: A large number of scouts.
    Second Kill: Timing your troops to land a second behind someone else's in an attempt to kill them.
    Secondary Clear: A second clearing wave to eliminate any remaining defense.
    Server: The location where a round of travian is taking place.
    Sim City: Style of play where population is more important then troops. Generally considered a bad thing.
    Simmer: A player who practices Sim City.
    Sitter: The designated player who is sitting for someone.
    Sitting: Controlling an account through the sitter function.
    Skewer: Destroying an enemy offensive army at home.
    Skype: A program used by travian players to communicate.
    Smod: Super Moderator
    Spam: A post that has nothing to do with the topic.
    Spammer: A user who spams
    Speed Server: A server that goes at 3x the speed of normal servers.
    Spike: Placing defensive units in a village being farmed to hurt players that raid that village.
    SPU: Same PC Usage
    Spy(troop): Equites Legati (Roman), Scout (Teutons), Pathfinder (Gauls)
    Spy(player): Someone in an alliance to gather information for other alliances
    Split: See Sniping
    Sniping: Inserting a defensive army between attacks to destroy catapults/senators.
    Starvation: When there is no more wheat left and soldiers begin to die.
    Supporters: Staff who answer questions sent to support.
    Swords: Swordsman


    TC: Treasure Chamber
    TK: Teutonic Knight
    TO: Trade Office
    Torus: The 3D shape of the Travian map. (See below)

    Tribute: Resources paid in to another player to stop attacks.
    Troll: Someone who posts inflammatory statements in the forum for a reaction, don't feed the trolls!
    TS: Tournament Square
    TT: Theutates Thunder
    Ttly: totally


    U: Abbreviation for "you"
    Ur: Abbreviation for "you're" or "your"
    .us: The United States servers


    Vassal: A player that gives tribute to another player for protection.


    Wall: Earth Wall / City Wall / Palisade
    Waves: Tactic that involves sending attacks followed with catapults.Waves should arrive at the same second in order to destroy or crop-lock a village.
    Wb: Welcome Back
    Wings: An alliance founded to work together with another alliance with the original alliance as leader
    w00t: A phrase to express excitement
    World Wonder Hammer: Very large offensive army used to knock down wonder villages. They usually have a crop usage in excess 250k / hour and more than 8k catapults or rams.
    Wtf: What the F*ck
    Wth: What the hell- a statement to express uncertainty
    WW: World Wonder
    WWK: World Wonder Killer- Very large offensive army used to knock down wonder villages.



    Y: Abbreviation for "why"


    Zerg Meta: A meta that focuses on gaining as many members as possible.
    Zero: (0 population) Leaving a player or village with no inhabitants.

  • Its very good, i added it to my "bookmarks". :)

    Their is an error in the chief's column, the c\head of gaul is known as 'chieftain' and head of teuton 'chief', correct it. :P

  • Its very good, i added it to my "bookmarks". :)

    Their is an error in the chief's column, the c\head of gaul is known as 'chieftain' and head of teuton 'chief', correct it. :P


    In the international server what I have is correct.

  • U forgot




    they mean the same thing except necro'd is only used on .us I think

    Edit; You also forgot IGN: In game name

  • patience icical, you forgot a lot of things

    probably, lol. Patience is over rated :p


  • ~ Bump : A post that brings a thread back to the top.

    u also forgot 666

    If I'm not mistaken that is a 4666 field and a sign of evil O:

  • still working on my contribution, laziness isn't helping, would you prefer a PM or a post?

  • this post is teh fail for it's small stature.

    oh and you need something for J so how about jk: just kidding

  • shameless self revival. New stuff added and corrected.


    Many many new definitions added, referenced everything out there.
    Links implemented.

    Please comment

  • nice job dude....all the newbs out there would get something to know....n btw what is heinz's dictionary all about...