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haik (noun): a loose, dark, head to toe garb of the Tahari. There is a small lace or mesh covered aperture for the wearer to look through, yet still be concealed. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 341


Hail (interjection): greeting for Freepersons that is usually reserved for recognized experts or champions in a particular field, from sword fighting to game playing. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 52 


hammer, blubber (noun): used by the Red Hunters to pound whale blubber to loosen it's oil, it is wooden handled and has a stone head. The oil is used in oil lamps, for example. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 214 


hand signs, Red Savage (noun): A mode of communication common to all the tribes of the Barren, sign is simple, easy to learn and adequate for relaying information. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 242-249, 257 and 263 


hand, as chronology (noun): the Gorean week consisting of five (5) days; as in Waiting Hand. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 78 


hand, as height (noun): a measurement of height, primarily of kaiila. Both the Wagon People's kaiila and the sand kaiila of the Tahari stand about twenty to twenty-two hands at the shoulder. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 13 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 70 


Hand, Kur (noun): name of a military unit in Kurii which consists of six Blood. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22 


handle tie (noun): a girl's ankles are ties together with 12 inches between them and her wrists are bound before her with a lengthy tether; this tether is then drawn between her legs and tied about her neck forming a 'handle' that a Free Person can use to lead her. Book 12: Beasts of Gor. page 173 


harbor side (noun): sailors of Cos refer to the left side of the ship by the port of destination and the right side of the ship by the port of registration. When the ports of destination and registration are the same, then the left side of the ship is called the 'harbor side', while the right side continues to be designated as before, by the port of registration. The expressions 'port' and 'starboard' do not exist in Gorean language. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 362 


Harl ring (noun): form of slave chain which consists of an ankle ring with a welded ring in back and a chain in front. The chains terminate in a locking device which can be attached to another Harl ring around a post or to itself in order to secure a slave. This chain was developed by Harl of Turia. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 208 harriga (noun): a bosk wagon used by the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor , page 34 


har-ta! (command): faster! Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 57 Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 191 Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 84 and 166 


haruspex (noun): a Tuchuk shaman who reads portents and tells the future. He furnishes various amulets and potions, primarily to women who seek magical intercession. Tuchuk women are not allowed to pray to the Sky as the men do. One object of the haruspex is a colored string, which is imbued with magical powers by the sequence of knots tied into it by the haruspex. It is the haruspex, during the Omen Year, who decides if the signs are favorable to choose an Ubar San of the Wagon Peoples. Various methods are used, 'for a piece of meat he would read the wind and the grass; for cup of wine the stars and the flight of birds; for a fat-bellied dinner the liver of a sleen or slave'. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 27 and 28 


helmet, assassin's (noun): black helmet sometimes marked with the golden slash of the messenger. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 192 


herlit (noun): Gorean eagle, has wingspan of 6-8 feet; is carnivorous, and has yellow feathers tipped with black; also called 'Sun-Striker' or 'out-of-the-sun-it-strikes', from its habit of striking with the sun above and behind it; inhabits the Barrens Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 143 Book 18: Blood Brothers of gor, page 315 


Hersius (noun): the planet Jupiter; named for a legendary hero of Ar Note: an alternate spelling, i.e., 'Hesius', appears in later books in the series. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 65 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 302 


High Caste (noun): upper caste system of Gor specifically the Initiates, Scribes, Builders, Physicians and Warriors. They are allowed Second Knowledge. See: *Caste, gorean Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 42 


hinti (noun, plural): small, flea-like insects; unlike fleas, they are not parasites 


hith, golden (noun): a rare Gorean python, so large, it would be difficult for a man to encircle it's body with his arms. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 191 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311 


Ho (prefix): in gorean is a common prefix indicating lineage Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 343 


homan (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from the Cretan alphabet Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


Home Stone, city (noun): a stone that represents the soul of a city; to be without a Home Stone is to lack citizenship. It is said, 'A palace without a Home Stone is but a hovel; a hovel which contains a Home Stone is a palace.' The origin of the Home Stone, according to legend, came out of the past when Hesius performed great labors for the Priest-Kings and was promised a reward greater than gold. He was given a flat piece of rock with the single character representing his native village. When he questioned them, he was told the reward was indeed worth more than gold, and they called it a 'Home Stone'. The Home Stone of Ar is considered to be the oldest Home Stone. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 26 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 142 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 302 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 485-486 


Home Stone, dwelling (noun): a stone often circular and flat that is sacred to each dwelling and is to be defended ferociously by even the meanest peasant. It is said, 'A palace without a Home Stone is but a hovel; a hovel which contains a Home Stone is a palace.' Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 26 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 28 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 142 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 485-486 


hook-billed gort (noun): a carnivorous hunting bird of the rainforests inland of Schendi; preys on ground urts Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311 hopa (adj): red savage term meaning pretty or attractive. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 216 


horn, bosk (noun): a sounding horn used by the tribes of the Wagon Peoples in battle for signaling; fashioned from the horn of the bosk Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 259 


horn, signal (noun): curved, bronze signal horns used by the men of Torvaldsland for communication, primarily between ships. There are about 40 codes of sound signals, such as, 'Attack,' 'Heave to,' 'Regroup,' and 'Communication desired'. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 181 


hort (noun): a measure of distance equal to 1- 1/4 inches Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 127 


hortator (noun): also known as a keleustes; on an oared ship, the man responsible for beating time for rowers on a copper drum or wooden block. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 183 Book 20: Players of Gor, page 34 


hou (phrase): a form of greeting for Red Savages. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 240 


house marshal (noun): a position within a free woman's home responsible for security and/or travel. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 13 


house slave (noun): one whose primary duties are inside the residence. Duties range from personal serving girls to kettle and mat girls. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 312 


house veil (noun): the next-to-last veil worn by free women, esp. when in the company of men not of her own family; worn over the pride veil, and under the street veil upon leaving the house 


huda (noun): a unit of measure equalling 5 tefa; a tefa equals six tef and a tef equals a handful with five fingers closed. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 46 


hunter's catch (noun): slave garb made of netting. Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 108 


hurt (noun): a domesticated marsupial raised on large fenced ranches in several of Gor's northern cities. It is a two legged animal and has black wool which is sheared four times a year by slaves. It is herded by domesticated sleen. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 39 


hydria (noun): described as a high handled water vessel, something similar is used by slave girls to dip paga from simmering kettles. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 16 

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