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kaffiyeh (noun): a head covering of the tribesmen of the Tahari, it is a squarish cloth, folded into a trangle, and placed over the head, two points at the side of the shoulders, one in back to protect the back of the neck. It is bound to he head by several loops of cord, the agal. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 301


kaiila, southern (noun): large (20-22 hands) carnivorous mammal with long neck and silky fur; its eyes have 3 lids; is viviparous has incredible stamina (capable of covering 600 in a day) and can be domesticated for riding in spite of its vicious temper. It has a rich gold to black. The kaiila is a mammal, but there is no suckling of the young, who begin hunt within hours of birth. These are the mounts of the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 13 


Kaiila (noun): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens; their language is related to that of the Dust Legs Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 148, 229, and 307 


kaiila, desert (noun): also known as sand kaiila; this omnivorous animal is related to the southern kaiila and similar in most aspects barring pelt color and rearing of young; pelt color is tawny or black and young are suckled for a length of time. The men of the Tahari Desert use this mount. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 71 


Kaiila River (noun): a river in the Barrens, it has two branches known as the North Kaiila River and the South Kaiila River. The Snake River is a tributary of the North Kaiila River. These rivers mark important boundaries in the territories of the Isanna, Napoktan, Wismahi, Isbu and Casmu bands of the Kaiila tribe. It is conjectured that the Kaiila Tribe, finding large herds of kaiila, took the name for themselves, and later the River of the Kaiila Tribe became, simply, the Kaiila River Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 24 


kail (direction): directional division of a gorean map. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


kailiauk, Barrens, herds of (noun): gigantic, dangerous beast that stands 20-25 hands at the shoulder and weighing as much as 4,000 lbs, they migrate across the Barrens in massive herds, hunted by Red Savages and those who trade in their hides. They have a trident horn. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 40 and 95 


Kailiauk, city of (noun): town on the Frontier of The Barrens, NE of Fort Haskins. It is a major trade center for the purchase, processing and selling of kailiauk hides taken from the massive herds which traverse The Barrens. It is also a slave trade center, dealing primarily in barbarian girls which are sold at various points along the perimeter. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 77 and 93-98 


kailiauk, forest (noun): four-legged wide-headed, lumbering, stocky ruminants, described as short-trunked and tawny. The males have 3 trident-like horns, with brown and reddish bars on the haunches. The males are 400 to 500 Gorean stone (1600-2000lbs) and are 10 hands at the shoulder. The females are 8 hands and weigh 300 - 400 Gorean stone (1200-1600 lbs). Their horns and tooled hides are major exports of the port of Schendi. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 93 


kailiauk, prairie (noun): short-trunked, stocky, awkward ruminant of the plains. Their color is tawny with haunches marked in red and brown bars. Their wide heads bear a trident horn. They instinctively circle when resting, their she's and young protected within. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 2 


Kailiauk,Tribe (noun): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens; their language is a dialect of Kaiila Kaissa (noun; lit. 'the game'): a boardgame much favored on Gor; the board is marked with 100 squares, colored alternately red and yellow; there are 20 pieces per side, which represent Ubar and Ubara, Initiates, Riders of the High Tharlarion, Tarnsmen, Scribes, Builders, Spearmen or Spear Slaves, and the Home Stone; it is played much like chess, the object being to capture one's opponent's Home Stone; in Torvaldsland, the Ubar, Ubara, tarnsman, Initiate, and Scribes are replaced by the Jarl, Jarl's Woman, Ax, Rune-Priest, and Singer, respectively Instead of a Home Stone, the object is to take the Hall. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 47 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 56-63 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 221 


kaissa ciphers (noun): used by the caste of players for transmission of private messages but can be used by anyone; often extremely difficult to decipher. Book 20: Players of Gor, page 243 


kajira (noun): female slave; pl. kajirae. Book 4: Nomads of Gor pages, 29 and 40 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 437 


kajira canjellne (phrase): Gorean term meaning literally 'slave challenge'; one Gorean challenges another to combat the winner taking the slave as prize. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 21 


kajirii (noun): serves as the plural designation for kajirus, and also is the proper term for the plural when speaking of both slave genders. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 437 


kajirus (noun): male slave; pl. kajiri Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 437 


Kajuralia (noun) lit. 'Festival of Slaves'): this holiday is celebrated in most northern civilized cities with the exception of Port Kar; many cities celebrate on the last day of the 12th Passage Hand but in Ar and some other cities on the last day of the 5th month the day before the Love Feast; in this day practical jokes from slaves are tolerated. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 229 


Ka-la-na (noun): a tree with very strong yellow wood, used for making bows; 


ka-la-na wine (noun): a ruby red wine, fermented from the fruit of the yellow-wood ka-la-na tree, variously described as rich and delicate as well as 'bright, dry, and powerful'. Like the wines of earth the quality of ka-la-na varies from that of a common table wine to premium brands such as the very expensive 'Slave Gardens of Anesidemus' and 'Boleto's Nectar', a medium-grade wine. Ar is particularly noted for it's production of fine ka-la-na. Ka-la-na wine is reported to have an aphrodisiac effect on females. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 26, 79, 96, 168 Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 151 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 114, 331, 332 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, pages 158 and 375 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 344 and 360 


kal-da (noun): A hot almost scalding drink made of distilled Ka-la-na wine mixed with juices of fruits such as tospit and larma and hot spices. It is considered a peasant drink. (Note: an instance of an alternate spelling, i.e., Cal-da exists). Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, pages 76, 78, 80 and 226 Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 61 


kalika (noun): musical instrument having a long neck and hemispheric soundbox, its 6 strings being plucked; similar to a banjo Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 153 


kalmak (noun): vest of black leather worn by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329 


kamba (noun): word from the inland language meaning rope. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 100 


Kamba River (noun): empties directly into the Thassa outside the Harbor of Schendi. It leads into the rainforest. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 99-100 


kanda (noun): a plant which grows in desert regions of Gor. It's roots are extremely toxic, even poisonous, but the leaves can be rolled and formed into strings which are chewed or sucked to produce a stimulant effect Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 25 Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 43 


kan-lara (noun): slave brand Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 80 


Kashani (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 47 


kaska (noun): a small hand drum Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 153 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 179-180 


Kassar (noun): one of the 4 Tribes of the Wagon Peoples, they are are known as the Blood People. Their standard is a scarlet three-weighted bola, hanging from a lance. Their brand, which is used on both slaves and bosk, is a stylized representation of a bola, three circles joined at the center by lines. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 14 


Kassau (noun): a town at the northern bank of the forest, it is a town of wood. The town is surrounded by a wall, with two gates, one large, facing the inlet, leading in from Thassa, the other small, leading to the forest behind the town. The main business of Kassau is trade, lumber and fishing, particularly parsit fish from the plankton banks north of the town. Lumber, particularly ka-la-na and tem-wood are traded to the North, which is virtually treeless. Kassau is the seat of the High Initiate of the North. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 25-28 


Kataii (noun): one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples. The Kataii are black-skinned. Their standard is a yellow bow, bound across a black lance. Their brand is a yellow bow, facing to the left. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 14 


kanda (noun): a shrub of the Gorean desert; a lethal poison can be extracted from its roots, while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic effect 


kara (noun): turning 


katch (noun): foliated leaf vegetable. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 37 


Kavar (noun): a major tribe of the Tahari, their vassal tribes are the Ta'Kara, Bakahs, Cha,r and Kashani. Their war cry is 'Kavars Supreme!'. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 160 and 186 


kef (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet, analogous with the Earth letter 'K'; the first letter of the Gorean words for male and female slaves, and hence often used as a brand Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 67 


keleutes (noun): also known as a hortator. 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 and 280 Book 20: Players of Gor, page 34 


kennel (noun): a small, concrete room, usu. 3'x3'x4', having an iron grill for a door, in which a slavegirl may be confined at night 


kes (noun): a shrub whose salty, blue secondary roots are a main ingredient in sullage 


kes (noun): short tunic of black leather worn by the male slaves of the Wagon Peoples Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 


kettle-and-mat girl (noun): a slavegirl whose function is divided between household tasks and sexual servitude Book 4: Assassin of Gor, page 112 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 99 


ki (adv.): no, not; also indicates a negative (ex. 'la ki kajira' - I am not a slavegirl) Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


Kinyanpi (noun): warrior tarnsmen of the Red Savages, they are also called, 'The Flighted Ones'. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 238 and 244 


kirtle (noun): the garb of a slave girl of the Torvald thin white woolen garment ankle-length with a deep plunging neckline. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 81 


klim (noun): directional division of a Gorean map. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


knee walk, simple (noun): a slave travels on knee's, without standing, to fetch items or tend to duties. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 342 


knee walk, Turian (noun): mentioned, but not described except that it is sometimes used by slave dancers. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 342 


Kneel to the Whip (position): this command orders a slave to kneel, bowing her head to her knees, her wrists crossed under her as though bound. The position is intended to expose her back to the whip. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 201 and 202 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 200 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 21 Book 18: Savages of Gor, page 137 


knife brand (noun) rather like a tattoo, an appropriate design is cut into the thigh of a slave and a colored powder is rubbed into it. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 330 


knife, hook (noun): a common knife with a curved blade used in slave competitions or hand-to-hand combat Book 5: Assassins of Gor, page 86 and 260 


knife, killing (noun): described as a throwing knife like those used in Ar, smaller than the quiva, a kanda paste is applied to the tip of the blade. An assassin's weapon. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, pages 41-42 


knife, snow (noun): large curved tabuk-bone, saw-toothed knife, used to cut into the snow to make snow blocks as for building iglu's in the Innuit country of the far north. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 325 


knife, turf (noun): wooden-bladed, saw-edged, paddle-like tool, used by Red Savages to cut and saw sod. When the handle is held in the right hand and the blade is supported with the left, it may be used as a shovel. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 311-312 


koda (noun): Dust Leg word meaning friend. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 257 


kodakiciyapi (noun): Dust Leg word meaning peace, friendship. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 257 


kola (noun): Kaiila word meaning friend. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 257 


ko-lar (noun): slave collar Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 80 


koora (noun): strip of red fabric worn as a headband by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329 


ko-ro-ba (noun): archaic Gorean term for village market. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 40 


Ko-ro-ba, city of (noun): the Home Stone of Tarl Cabot, Ko-ro-Ba is found high in the northern latitudes of Gor, NW of Ar and one thousand pasangs from the Sardar Mountains. Described as a city of lofty cylinders, set among rolling green hills, it was destroyed by the will of the Priest-Kings to enlist Tarl of Ko-ro-ba in a search which would ensure the continuation of their ancient, but endangered species. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 39 - 42 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 59 


kort (noun): a large, brownish-skinned, sphere-shaped vegetable, usually some 6 inches in width. The interior is yellowish, fibrous and heavily seeded. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 37 


kosis (noun): disease 


Kur (noun): a large (8-9') furred, mammal having 4 legs, which can stand upright or on all fours; each paw has 6 multiple-jointed digits with retractable claws and an opposing thumb. It has 2 rows of teeth. They are incredibly strong and ferocious, and are carnivorous, regarding humans as food. The Kur are members of an alien race, the Kurii. (See *Kurii) Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 92, 109 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 21-22 


kurdah (noun): 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; the frame is of tem-wood and is covered with layers of white rep-cloth; used mainly in the Tahari Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 69 


Kurii, race of (noun): an alien race existing in their space ships, which orbit in the asteroid belts of the outer atmosphere, their 'Steel World'. It is thought that their own world had been destroyed, partially as a result of their advanced technology, ferocity, and greed. They are locked in a war with the Priest-Kings for the domination of Gor and Earth. Their ships have sometimes been shattered and have fallen to the surface. It is the practice of the Priest-Kings to destroy the wrecks, but they do not hunt down and exterminate the survivors. These marooned Kur are allowed to live if they abide by the laws of the Priest-Kings. They are extremely powerful, hightly intelligent, fond of killing and technologically advanced. (See *Kurii; *steel world) Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 92-93 and 295 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 362 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 94 


kurt (noun): the five-bladed slave whip Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 83 

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