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ah-il-the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, 18"

ah-ral- 10 ah-il

ahn- the Gorean hour, of which there are 20 in a Gorean day; it consists of 40 ehn

al-ka- first letter of the Gorean alpha- bet; corresponds to the Earth letter A

ar- letter in the Gorean alphabet

Arian- of the city of Ar.

Aulus- flute

Ax- chopping tool.


Bana- valuable.


ba-ta- second letter in Gorean alphabet

Bina-slave jewelry, cheap goods.


Canjellne- a challenge

Civitatis- pertaining to a city.

Chatka- the strip of black leather, 6 inches by 5 feet long, worn like a breech-clout over the curla by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples


Contasta- from the founding of

Curla- the red waist cord which supports the chatka worn slave- girls of the Wagon Peoples

Cur-lon Fiber- silk of the Spider People, a trade item

czehar- 8-string musical instrument consisting of a flat, oblong box, played with a horn pick; similar to a Japanese koto



Dar- priest or sacred

Dar-Kosis- holy disease, Gorean Leprosy

Dina- Gorean rose, common slave name

Delka- river delta


Ehn- Gorean minute


En'Kara- First turning, the first month of the Gorean calendar, the vernal equinox and the Gorean new year; roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of March

En'Var- first resting, the fourth month of the Gorean calendar, Summer Solstice, roughly equivalent with the Earth calendar month of June

Eta- Gorean letter E


Falarina- female slave

Fora-chain, singular

Fori- plural


Glana- virgin or immature female slave

Gor-Home Stone, a particular stone or the entire planet.



Haruspex- Soothsayer

Ho- form of greeting, or indication of ancestry

homan- Gorean letter, from Terran Crete

hort- unit of measurement, Gorean foot

Hrimgar-barrier, obstacle

Huda- five tefkas measurement


Ihn- Gorean second

ina- Gorean letter


Kaissa-the Game, Gorean chess, less commonly used for games in general

Kajira-female slave, singular

kajirae-female slave, plural

kajiri-male slave, plural

Kajuralia- holiday of slaves,slaves trade places with their masters and have much freedom to play tricks on free persons; celebrated in most cities on the last day of the 12th Passage Hand

Kajirus-male slave, singular

Ka-la-na a tree with very strong yellow wood, used for making bows; white or red wine, made from the fruit of the Ka-la-na tree

kal-da- mulled wine, made of ka- la-na wine diluted with citrus juices and mixed with spices, served hot

kalika- 6-string long-necked musical instrument with a hemispheric soundbox

kalmak- black leather vest worn by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples

Kan-lara-slave brand

Kan-lara Dina-dina slave brand


kaska- small drum

kef- Gorean letter K, symbolic of Kajirae and used as a common brand

kes- short leather tunic worn by male slaves of the Wagon People


Ko-lar/Kolar-collar, used in context in Slave Girl of Gor.

kort- a rinded fruit of the Tahari; served sliced with melted cheese and nutmeg


kurdah- a small, light, semi-circular tent, c. 3' in diameter and 4' high, carried by a pack kaiila, in which women (slave or free) may ride, tem-wood frame covered with layers of white rep-cloth; used mainly in the Tahari

kurt- 5-blade flogger


La-I am, feminine form


Lar-Torvis- Tor-tu-Gor, The Central Fire, Sol


Lo- I am, Masculine form


metaglana- non-virgin female slave



Nadu- kneel command

Nu- Gorean letter N

Nykus- victory






Paga- grain-derived alcoholic drink


Pagar Kajira- pleasure slave

Prition- treatise on bondage written by Clearchus of Cos

profalarina- immature female slave






Sa-eela- one of the most sensual and erotic of slave dances, consisting of five distinct portions and belongs to the class of slave dance known as Lure Dances of the Love- Starved Slavegirl

Sa-Fora-literally Chain Daughter, a female slave

Sajel- a drug which reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body when combined with gieron

Sa-Tarna-Life-Daughter, Gorean wheat a yellow grain.

Sa-Tassna-Life-Mother, read meat, general term for food

San- single, one, masculine

Sana- single, feminine


Sa'ng-Fori- unchained, liberty

Sar- ubar or king



Se'Kara- second turning, the seventh month of the Gorean calendar, Autumnal Equinox, roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of September

Selnar- name of the third month of the Gorean calendar in Ko-ro-ba and other cities

Shu- Gorean letter, the sh sound, from Asian calligraphy

Sidge- Gorean letter, from cuneiform

Sirik- a arrangement of chains used to display a slavegirl rather than confine her, consists of a collar with about five feet of chain is attached; part-way down the chain is a pair of manacles, and the chain terminates in a set of shackles

Sul- starchy, golden-brown, vine-borne fruit; also a tuberous vegetable similar to the potato; often served sliced and fried

Sul paga- alcoholic beverage made from suls, Gorean vodka

Sula-command for slave to lie prone

Sullage- a soup made from suls, tur-pah, and kes, a Gorean Mulligan stew of sorts


Ta- to

Tabor- a drum

Tal- most common Gorean word for greetings

talmit- a headband

Talu- Gorean measurement of two gallons

Ta-Sardar-Gor- To the Priest Kings of Gor, a salutation

Ta-teera- slave garment, slave rag

Tasta- founding, beginning

Tatrix- retired title, once referred to the female rulers of the city of Tharna

Tau- Gorean letter T

Tef- a handful measurement

Tefka- equals six tefs, five tefkas equal one huda; also means a small basket

Thassa- the Mother Ocean-Sea

Tor- light

Tor-tu-Gor- Light upon the Home Stone: the Sun, general usage name the sun


Tu- upon or you are

Tun- Gorean letter from Demotic Eqytian


Ubar- Dictator, Ruler, King, Mfalme

Ubara- Wife or female child of a ubar.

Ubar San- King of Kings, great Overlord

Ubarate- Dominion of a Ubar


Val- Gorean letter, Demotic Eqyptian

Var- where; what is; a resting in months; turning in direction.

veck- command to stand

Verus-truth, true



Zar- a board game of the Tahari; the board is marked like a Kaissa board, but the pieces 9 per player, called pebbles are placed at the intersections of the lines, the object of the game is to effect a complete exchange of the original placement of the pieces