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Can Someone Help Me Find this Word?
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Can Someone Help Me Find this Word?
There's a word that I've encountered several times when reading fantasy fiction. I like this word and would like to use it in my own writing. Alas, because I'm hearing the word in audio books, I've no idea how it's spelled. I've looked all over the net using different spellings to no avail.

The word seems to mean a charge or obligation or quest set upon someone that must be carried out. Some readers pronounce it gay us and some pronounce it guy us. Ex. We would tarry with you, my new companions, but the Great Lord Boledon has laid upon us this gayus to find the lost treasure of Thesore, and so we must be gone from here to Sinalot where we believe it is hidden.

Anyone know what this word might be?
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I think the word you are looking for is "geas"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Geas
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Is it from the same author? Could be a word made up in a certain universe. Like Maester in A song of Ice and Fire.

What book are you seeing it in?

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geas
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#5
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If the author says "eh" a lot, then it would be a Canada geas.
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Ye thanks. The word is geas. Now I have to think. The word appears to be Irish. So would it throw my readers off to have an African grisha lay a geas on someone?
The god who allows children to be raped out of respect for the free will choice of the rapist, but punishes gay men for engaging in mutually consensual sex couldn't possibly be responsible for an intelligently designed universe.

I may defend your right to free speech, but i won't help you pass out flyers.

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
--Voltaire

Nietzsche isn't dead. How do I know he lives? He lives in my mind.
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Find this Word?
(February 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm)Rhondazvous Wrote: Ye thanks. The word is geas. Now I have to think. The word appears to be Irish. So would it throw my readers off to have an African grisha lay a geas on someone?

I think it's fine. The word is Irish, but the concept is not theirs alone. Plenty of cultures have myths for things like curses, prophecies, etc. It's used loosely in fantasy stories anyway, as you said before.
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I don't know. Are grisha's migratory?
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And can they carry a coconut?
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(February 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm)Jesster Wrote:
(February 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm)Rhondazvous Wrote: Ye thanks. The word is geas. Now I have to think. The word appears to be Irish. So would it throw my readers off to have an African grisha lay a geas on someone?

I think it's fine. The word is Irish, but the concept is not theirs alone. Plenty of cultures have myths for things like curses, prophecies, etc. It's used loosely in fantasy stories anyway, as you said before.

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