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agal (noun): length of cord which is used to bind the kaffiyeh to the head of the wearer, usually several loops secure it. The kaffiyeh is the head covering of the tribesmen of the Tahari, a folded, squarish cloth. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 301


ah-il (noun): a unit of measure, the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, c. 18"; analoguous to the Earth cubit; 10 ah-il equal one ah-ral Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50 


Ahn (noun): the Gorean hour, of which there are 20 in a Gorean day; it consists of 40 ehn (minutes) and each Ehn of eighty Ihn or seconds. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor , page 26 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 352 


ah-ral (noun): a unit of measure equalling 10 ah-il, or approx. 180" Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 50 


Alars (noun): a nomadic wandering herdspeople well known for their skill with the axe and the Alar sword, they travel in wagons in the northern plains, but tend to camp near settlements, unlike the southern wagon people. Their Free women do not wear veils, rather simple, corded, belted, woolen, plain, widely sleeved, ankle-length dresses, tied snugly . There are few slaves in the Alar camps because they are killed by Free women. The Alars tend to be fair in complexion, blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor , pages 43, 45, 47,48, 50 and 72 


al-ka (noun): first letter of the Gorean alpha- bet; corresponds to the Earth letter 'A' Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 38 Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 94 


All Comrades (noun): a warrior society of the Kaiila tribe of Red Savages; aka the Fighting Hearts represented by a heart over a black horizontal line with a lance below it on the flanks of their kaiila. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 314 


alphabet, Gorean (noun): composed of 28 characters derived from the various alphabets of Earth, such as Greek, Roman, oriental or Cretan influences, among others. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


amomona (noun): Kaiila or Dust Leg word meaning baby or doll. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 230 


amphora (noun): two handled narrow necked vessel with a pointed base it is commonly buried overnight in the earth with only it's neck left above the surface; to cool certain beverages Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 257 


ankle rack (noun): device used to lock a girl's ankles in wooden stockage. Girls who have been repeated runaways may be held in place to have their tendons cut or feet amputated. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 68 


anklet, identificatory (noun): temporary metal anklet fastened about a captured Earth girl's ankle for transportation to Gor; used in place of a collar. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 181 


ant, marcher (noun): known in the jungles of Schendi as 'The Marchers' are these aggressive carnivorous insects. Each is about 2 inches long, with a shiny black exoskeleton and two antennae. Their name is derived from their, apparently seasonal, marches through the jungle in a single column, yards wide and pasangs in length. They may number in the millions, their path's widening to as much as 500 feet when they overtake, swarm over, and devour all flesh, living or dead, in their path. Their bite is extremely painful, but not poisonous. Their victims die from being weakened from relentless attack, being overcome until they are still. Tarl Cabot and the small men, led a column of Marchers, by baiting them with fresh meat, the ants, weaving like a whispering black snake through the jungle until they overran an encampment of the Mamba people, Cabot's intended target. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages, 399-403 


ar (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; cap. the name of an important Gorean city-state Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 383 


Ar, city of (noun): the largest, most populous, and most luxurious city of Gor. A city of lofty cylinders, spires, towers, lights, and high bridges lit by lanterns connecting many of the towers. Surrounded by great walls, it's great Gate opens onto the Viktel Aria and there are forty other gates as well. Her politics lack the grandeur of the city itself. The powerful of Ar contributed to a disaster in the delta by not supporting their own army against the invading forces of Cos. Her citizenry burned their gates and tore down their walls to aid the Cosians. Those Warriors who were betrayed by their city returned to it; their goal to liberate Ar by whatever means to revenge her humiliation and regain the glory that was hers. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 64 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 25 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 256 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 9 and 488 


Arani (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 307 


archon of records (noun): a magistrate who is a records officer for a stated district or city. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 442 


arctic gant eggs (noun): eggs of the migratory Arctic gant; when frozen, they are eaten like apples. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 196 


Aretai (noun): a major tribe of the Tahari; their vassal tribes are the Arani, Luraz, Raviri, Tajuks, Tashid, Ti, and Zevar; their war-cry is "Aretai Victorious!" Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, pages 47 and 160 


Aria (adjective): of Ar,as in Viktel Aria, which translates as: 'The Triumph of Ar' Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 217 


Armored Gatch (noun): a marsupial mammal which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 312 


arrow, flight (noun): about forty inches in length, it is metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers from the wings of the Vosk gulls. This and the sheaf arrow is used with the gorean long bow. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 68 


arrow, hunting (noun): an arrow with a long tapering point fastened firmly to the shaft to assist in easy removal from prey Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 40 


Ar's Station (noun): an outpost of the Ubarate of Ar and trading station on the south bank of the Vosk, founded four years after Pa-Kur's hordes gathered there, prior to their war against Ar. Ar's station was Ar's stronghold on the Vosk. When Cos landed at Brundisium, and moved it's forces toward Ar's Station, Ar failed to act because of political treachery. Ar's Station eventually fell to Cos. It stands at the northern terminus of the Viktel Aria which leads to Ar, also known as the Vosk Road. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 62 and 63 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 164 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages18-19 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 16 


askari (noun): an inland word which may be translated roughly as 'soldier' or 'guardsman' (Schendi) Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 152 


Askari Hodari (noun): a salute to the honor of another warrior; in Ushindi it means 'Brave Warrior' or simply 'Warrior' Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 442 


Assassins, Caste of (noun): the caste of those who kill for pay; exists only in Ar; their caste color is black Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 6 


axe, Kurii (noun): great, double-bladed iron axe some seven or eight feet in height. The blade, from tip to tip is two feet in width. The handle is made of carved, green needle wood, round and four inches in diameter Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 171 

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