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He who is Born with the blood of the dragons. THE DRAGON BORN!

The Septims, The Hero of Skyrim, Dovahkiin means DragonBorn.
by Novat452 October 12, 2011
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The main character in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dragon (Language of the Dova) for "DragonBorn" which in turn means "A human born with a dragons soul"
Daughter: Mommy?

Mother: Yes dear?

Daughter: What's a Dovahkiin?

Mother: Well honey, when a Dragon and a Nord love each other very much...
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In the world of the Elder Scrolls, a Dovahkiin is a legendary warrior with the body of a mortal and the soul of a dragon. They are capable of absorbing the souls of slain dragons and using them to increase their own power.

The word "Dovahkiin" comes from Dovahzul (the dragon language. "Dovah" means "dragon", "Ah" means "hunter", and "Kiin" means "born", so "Dovahkiin" could be translated as "Dragon Hunter Born".
"But there is one they fear. In their tongue, he is Dovahkiin...Dragonborn!"
-Esbern, Blades archivist
by Ulserak April 09, 2015
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Dovahkiin is the word dragon-born in dragon tongue, it is used in the elder scrolls games, as a myth or legend until in "The elder scrolls IV - oblivion" where you help the dovahkiin, in "the elder scrolls V - skyrim" you ARE the dovahkiin.

The only NPC(s) that use the word dovahkiin instead of "dragon-born" are:
The greybeards, paartharax, mirmulnir (this is the first dragon you fight, they say "noooooooo, dovahkiin!" When defeated, so that is why it counts) and Alduin, the main terror in skyrim's main quest.

Dovahkiins are naturally skilled in using shouts (or in the dragon tongue, thu'ums) such as:
Unrelenting force, fire breath, become ethereal and my personal favorite, slow time. Shouts are made up of 3 words of power that are in the dragon tongue.
Dovahkiin, dovahkiin naal ok zin los vahriin, way Dein vokul mafaeraak ahst Vaal!

-an extract of the skyrim theme
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When someone releases a massive burp that should rip through reality itself, with the force of a dragon’s thu’um.
Dave: I think I’m about to burp

Tom: and in their tongue he is “Dovahkiin” Dragonborn!
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Born with the body of a mortal and soul of a dragon he is the one they fear in their tongue he is Dovahkiin dragonborn also wears a horned helmet
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