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ta (preposition): to; as in Ta-Sardar-Gor 'to the Priest-Kings of Gor' Book 2: Outlaw of Gor page 13


ta-grape (noun): edible purple fruit, the size of a small plum, from which Ta-wine is made, usually associated with the terraces of Cos, but also found in various locales of similar latitude Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45 Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 213 Book 20: Players of Gor, page 291 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 81 


Ta-Teera (noun): a one-piece, sleeveless, short slave garment; also called the slave rag 


Ta-Thassa (phrase; lit. 'to the sea'): ritual phrase invoked during a libation offering of wine, oil, and salt made to Thassa 


Ta-Thassa Mountains (noun): a mountain range in the southern hemisphere of Gor, it marks the southern border of the rainforest between it and the southern prairies. It's western border is the shores of the Thassa. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 6 


tabor (noun): a small hand drum ; it's drumhead is made of verrskin. The tension is adjusted by tightening or loosening small pegs around it's perimeter Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 133 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 36 


Tabor, island of (noun): the island in the Thassa south of Teletus Book 8: Hunters of Gor page 42 


tabuk! (exposition): this tarn command is used by the tarnsman on long flights, and does not want to free the bird to find prey. When he spots a tabuk or other animal, he cries, 'Tabuk!' and this is the signal for the tarn to hunt. The bird makes it's kill and feeds and the flight resumes with the tarnsman in the saddle. Book2: Outlaw of Gor page, 126 


tabuk, common (noun): a kind of antelope, yellow in color with a single horn found in many area's of Gor. It travels in fleet footed herds and haunts the ka-la-na thickets of the planet occasionally venturing daintily into the meadows in search of berries and salt. It's meat is used as food by men (often as tabuk steak) and animals. It is a favorite prey of Tarns. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, pages 76 and 126 Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 191 


tabuk, northern (noun): massive tawny and swift is much larger than its smaller southern variety; standing ten hands at the shoulders. They have a single spiralling ivory horn, which at it's base can be 2 1/2 inches in diameter and over a yard in length. The Red Hunters are irrecovably tired to the tabuk for sustenance and the devices of daily living much like the Wagon Peoples and the bosk, and the Red Savages and the kailiauk. Book 12: Beasts of Gor page 152 


Tahari Desert (noun): desert region variously known as the 'Tahari Wastes' lies east of Tor. It is hundreds of pasangs deep and thousands in length, punctuated by various oasis springs and deep wells. In some areas, it has been centuries between rains. Diurnal air temperatures in the shade are in the range of 120 degree's Fahrenheit. Klima, located far to the east in 'The Wastes' is the location of the infamous salt mines. The major tribes are the Kavars and the Aretai, and their vassal tribes, such as the Char, the Kashani, the Ta'Kara, the Raviri, the Tashid, the Luraz, and the Bakahs. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 33 and 47 


Tahari ring (noun): one of a set of 5 invisibility rings produced by the Kur scientist, Prasdak thousands of years ago. The Tahari ring, given to Tarl Cabot by a Kur ally, was used by him to help him disarm a destructive device from the Steel Worlds which would have destroyed the planet. Cabot gave the ring to Samos, who intrusted it to Shaba, a famed explorer credited with discovering the source of the Ua. Shaba used the ring to aid in his explorations and to entice Cabot to follow him to into the jungle. He needed Cabot to ensure someone would return his many maps and scrolls of exploration to civilized Gor. He died, as he expected, at the source of the Ua River named for him, Lake Shaba. The ring was returned to Cabot by Bila Haruma, after Shaba's death. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 285-294 and 303 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 27-34, 431-435, and 449 


Tajuks (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor page 342 Ta'Kara (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor page 93 


Tal (noun): greetings; often accompanied with a salute performed by raising the right hand to shoulder level, palm inward. . One example exists which appears that Tal is used as a farewell, but even Tarl Cabot interpreted it as a 'final greeting', rather than a farewell. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, pages 28, 55, 70, and 172 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 392 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 87 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 344 and 345 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 199 


talender (noun): delicate and yellow petaled, a fragrant meadow flower; when worn in a slave girl's hair, it is a symbol of deep submission and emotional attachment to her owner. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 131 and page 139 Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 65 


talmit (noun): headband Book 9: Marauders of Gor page 139 talmit, kajira (noun): headband worn by work slaves; it can denote girls with authority over other slaves. Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 285-286 


talu (noun): a unit a measure equaling 2 gallons Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 242 


talu bag (noun): a small bag commonly carried by a nomad herding verr affoot near his camp, but seldom used in caravans except on the saddles of scouts. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 242 


taluna (noun; lit. 'panther girl'): a free woman who lives as a hunter in small tribes of 15-100 members; they roam the northern forests of Gor Book 7: Captive of Gor. page 118 


tar (preposition): to Tar-Sardar-Gor (lit. 'To the Priest-Kings of Gor'): ritual phrase recited during the pre- banquet libation in which a few grains of meal, colored salt, and a few drops of wine are placed in a fire; the equivalent of saying grace tarn (noun): crested hawk-like bird large enough to be saddled and flown, it is used in battle and in racing and is bred for swiftness and aggressiveness. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 51 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 148 


tarn cot (noun): building in which domesticated tarns are housed Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 165 


tarn cot, faction (noun): a tarn cot for use by numerous owners involved in a faction. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 169 


tarn death (noun): each limb of a person is attached by rope or chain to different tarns and the person is flown aloft then torn apart. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 158 


tarn disk, copper (noun): a unit of currency Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 160 


tarn disk, gold (noun): a unit of currency, of the highest value on Gor; also made in double- weight; many cities on Gor mint their own money, but the gold tarn disk of Ar is the standard for much of Gor. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 191 


tarn drums (noun): drums used in a march during war; the signals are used to control flying tarn armies. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 130 and 191 


tarn goad (noun): an electrical device, much like a cattle prod, used for controlling tarns; is c. 20" long Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 50 


tarn keeper (noun): one that oversees tarn handling. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 168 


Tarn Keepers, Caste of (noun): Those working and training tarns. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 52 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 168 


tarn ship (noun): a type of ram-ship, being long and narrow, with a shallow draft, a straight keel, a single lateen-rigged mast, and a single bank of oars; at the prow, below the waterline, is a ram shaped like a tarn's head; it also carries light catapults, shearing blades, and other weaponry Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 192 


tarn wire (noun): razor wire strung between the walls of a city to protect it from aerial attack Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 162 


tarna (noun): daughter; as in Sa-Tarna 'Life Daughter'. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 68 


Tarnburg (noun): a city in the southern, more civilized, ranges of the Voltai, it is essentially a mountain fortress located two hundred pasangs to the north and east of Hochburg. This high city is the home of Dietrich of Tarnburg, a renowned military strategist, the victor in multiple engagements, and the innovator of several military techniques, defenses, formations, etc. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 31-33 


tarntauros (noun): a legendary creature which is half man and half tarn. May be compared to the mythical centaur of Earth. Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 138 


tarsk (noun): fat, grunting, brindled, shaggy-maned, hoofed, flat-snorted, rooting, short-legged quadruped, having a bristly mane which runs down its spine to the base of the tail. In the wild, it is viciously aggressive. A common source of meat, and is often roasted whole. Market of Semris is famed for it's tarsk markets. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 76 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 87 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 44 and 219 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 345-346 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 106, 108 and 281 


tarsk bit (noun): a large coin worth from 1/10 to 1/4 of a copper tarsk depending on the city which mints the coin (see tarsk copper). Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 54 


tarsk, copper (noun): a copper coin (see tarsk silver and tarsk bit). Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 54 


tarsk, giant (noun): large cousin of the tarsk, standing 10 hands high at the shoulder and is hunted with lances from tarnback. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 346 


tarsk, silver (noun): a coin considered to be of much value by most goreans. It is worth 100 copper tarks in most cities. Ten silver tarks is the equivalent of one gold piece of one of the high cities. Many gold pieces are standardized against the golden tarn disk of Ar. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 54 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 155 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 120 


tarsk bit (noun): a copper coin worth from 1/10 to 1/4 of a copper tarsk, depending on the city which mints the coin Ta-Sardar-Gor (phrase: lit. 'To the Priest-Kings of Gor'): a libation which varies in formality from the simple statement, loudly proclaimed to a ritual in which a few grains of meal colored salt and a few drops of wine are placed in a fire. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 13 Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 89 


Ta-Sardar-Var (noun): directional division of a Gorean map. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


Tashid (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 364 


Tassa powder (noun): a reddish powder, usually mixed with red wine, which renders the consumer unconscious Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 222-223 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 113 Book 20: Players of Gor, page 293 


tassna (noun): mother; as in Sa-Tassna 'Life-Mother'. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 


tasta (noun): sweet, succulent candy on a stick; normally found in parks, promenades, and popular events. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 81 


Ta-Teera (noun): similar to a slave tunic, but more ragged and revealing; often referred to as the 'slave rag' Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 81 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 280 


Ta-Thassa (phrase; lit. 'to the sea'): ritual phrase invoked during a libation offering of wine oil and salt made to Thassa. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 73


Ta-Thassa Mountains (noun): a mountain range in the southern hemisphere of Gor, it marks the southern border of the rainforest between it and the southern prairies. It's western border is the shores of the Thassa. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 6 


tatrix (noun): Gorean word for female ruler. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 66 Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 66 


Tau (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 383 


Teaching, the (noun): a dogma, bordering on fanatacism followed by the Waniyampi community, collective slaves of the Kaiila Tribes. It's circular theme is that 'all' equal 'one', therefore everyone and everything is 'the same'. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 234-235, 272, and 291-294 Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 156-157 


tef (noun): a measurement of five handfuls with fingers closed. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 46 


tefa (noun): a measurement consisting of six tef, which constitutes a tiny basket. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 46 


telekint (noun): a plant of the Tahari; its roots, mashed & mixed with water, provide a red dye Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 83 


tem (noun): a tree which produces a black wood that is very strong; ebony?


tent, Gorean campaign (noun): in large fixed camps, the tents of Tarnsmen are circular with a conical roof and have an entrance canopy. A pennon bearing the insignia of the particular unit is affixed to it's top. These tents follow the tarnsmen in their flights, borne on supply wagons of the main body. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 51 


tenth ahn (noun): tenth 'hour', the Gorean noon 


teslik (noun): a plant whose extract is the active ingredient in breeding wine Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 320 


tetrapoli (noun): a gorean expression which translates as 'Four Cities' or 'Four Towns' . Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 63 


Tetrapoli, town of (noun): a town located on the Vosk River. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 63 


tharlarions (noun): one of several types of large, carnivorous reptiles, some of which have been domesticated; it's fat is rendered to provide lamp oil; see also mamba 


tharlarion boots (noun): high boots of soft leather worn by riders of high tharlarion to protect their legs from the abrasive hides of their mounts. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 125 


tharlarion, broad (noun): sluggish tharlarion used as draft animals; herbivorous tharlarion, high (noun): agile tharlarion used as a mount for riding; like T. rex, they have very short, almost useless, forlegs; carnivorous 


tharlarion, river (1) (noun): extremely large, herbivorous, web-footed lizards used by bargemen of the Cartius River to pull barges Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 80 


tharlarion, river (2) (noun): crocodile-type animal; implied to be carnivorous and very similar to the marsh tharlarion. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 326 


tharlarion, rock (noun): a small, six-toed reptile of the south. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 152 


tharlarion saddle (noun): constructed with the leather seat mounted on a hydraulic fitting which floats in a thick lubricant. This saddle is made to absorb shock with the added ability of the seat always being parallel to the ground. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 125 


tharlarion, torn apart by (noun): a form of execution that involves ropes being tied to the offender's wrists and ankles. These bindings are attached to two different tharlarion which are then drawn in opposite directions. Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 14 


Tharna (noun): a harsh and humorless city once ruled by a Tatrix, NE of Corcyrus, located between Ko-ro-ba and the Sardar. The city is well known for it's silver mines. A man who visits in Tharna for more than 10 hours is enslaved. The slaves of Tharna are native-born to the city and there are supposedly no free women. The men of Tharna can be recognized by two yellow cords, thrust over the belt which are presented as part of the Home Stone ceremony. It is said that Lara, the former Tatrix, has now abdicated. The Caste of Poets is outlawed here. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, pages 65-70 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 385-386 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 267-268 


Tharna tie (noun): in this binding, the ankles are crossed and bound the head tied down. This tie is fastened by a short tether running back to ankles hands tied behind the back. Originating in Tharna, it can be used with chains collar etc. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 375 


Thassa (noun): the sea Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 40 


Thentis (noun): located in the Thentis Mountains, it is renowned for raising tarn flocks and growing blackwine beans. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 69 


Theory of the Sun Shield (noun): the theory that Gor has existed for thousands of years, orbiting directly opposite Earth, on the far side of the Sun. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 33 


thief's scar (noun): a tiny, three-pronged brand burned onto the upper right cheekbone of the Caste of Thieves. Port Kar the only City to recognize this Caste. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 104 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 239 


Thieves, Caste of (noun): the caste of those who make their living by stealing, robbery, picking pockets, etc.; exists only in Port Kar Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 304 


Thigh! (interjection): this command might be given to a female or to the Free person with a female, who is not identified. It essentially means, show your brand. Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 184 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 383 and 399 


Third Knowledge (noun): that which, if it exists, is reserved for the Priest-Kings Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 41 


thrall (noun): a male slave in Torvaldsland. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 99 


throat strap (noun): the throat strap is used to guide the tarn in flight via six leather streamers or reins. They are attached to it and strung through a metal ring on the forward part of the saddle. These straps, when pulled by the tarnsman, will exert pressure on a corresponding ring on the throat strap, hence communicating to the tarn which way to move. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 55 


throwing stick (noun): a buoyant curved stick used in the marshes to hunt and kill birds. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 10 


Ti (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai 


tibit (noun): a small, thin-legged bird which lives on tiny mollusks found on the shores of Thassa. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 247 


tile dance (noun): dance performed on red tiles. It commonly signifies the restlessness of a love-starved slave girl. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 13-14 


Tola, Feast of (noun): the Priest-King festival celebrating the anniversary of the Nuptial Flight of the Mother Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 87 


Tolam, Feast of (noun): the Priest-King festival celebrating the anniversary of the Deposition of the First Egg Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 87 


Tolama, Feast of (noun): the Priest-King festival celebrating the anniversary of the Hatching of the First Egg Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 87 


toos (noun): a crab-like organism with overlapping plating; inhabits the Nest and scavenges on discarded fungus spores Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 142 


topaz (noun): the original Home Stone of the port city of Victoria stolen by pirates one hundred years before it's rediscovery by Tasdron. It was found broken in two pieces, each presented by him to Aemilianus and Callidorus as a gesture of comradeship and solidarity between the cities of Ar's Station, Victoria and Port Cos. Another stone would replace the original broken one as the new Home Stone of Victoria. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 124 and 184 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 271 


top blanket (noun): the blanket cloak or covering thrown over a girl. It is an an unspoken command to be still and quiet. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 94 


tor (noun): light; as in Tor-Tu-Gor 'Light Upon the Home Stone'. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 52 


Toratti (noun): a magistrate who has a responsibility of record keeping in a district or city. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 442 and 454 


Torcadino (noun): because of it's location at the intersection of various routes, the Genesian, the Northern Salt Line, the Northern Silk Road, the Pilgrim's Road, and the Eastern Way (or Treasure Road), Torcadino is a crossroads city. Once an ally of Ar, it served as Cosian stronghold and staging center, until reclaimed by Deitrich of Tarnburg. Torcadino is also notable for it's two aqueducts, built a century ago, which bring fresh waer from the Issus, a northwestwardly flowing tributary of the Vosk River. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 101 and 152 


Tor, city of (noun): major trading city of the Tahari. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 38 


tor shrub (noun): translated as the 'bright shrub' or the 'shrub of light' because of it's abundant bright flowers either yellow or white depending on the variety. It flowers in the fall. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 339 


Tor-Tu-Gor (noun; lit. 'light upon the Home Stone'): the sun Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 28 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 52 


torturers, clan of (noun): found only among the Wagon Peoples, they are trained as carefully as scribes or physicians in the arts of detaining life. Though some are famous for services rendered to Initiates and Ubars, they are always hooded. The hood is removed only when the sentence is death, so that only condemned men have seen what lies beneath it. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 9 and 10 


Torvald, steam of (noun): a warm current, pasangs wide, it moves eastward to the coast of Torvaldsland and then north. It's warm temperature enables communication and re-supply of between the various small farms and communities of this bleak area. Those of Torvaldsland regard the stream as a gift of Thor, bestowed upon Torvald, legendary hero of the land, in exchange for a ring of gold. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 55-56 


Torvaldsland (noun): cruel, harsh, rocky land located NW of the Hrimgar Mountains, above the Northern Forests and below the Polar Plain with which it shares the shores of the Arctic Sea. There are many inlets, cliffs and mountains and little arable land. Good soil is rare and highly prized. The Torvaldslanders are seamen, travelling in their oared Serpent ships in search of parsit fish. Their men, fierce and aggresive warriors, prefer the great axe as their weapon. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 55-56 


torvis (noun): fire; as in Lar-Torvis 'The Central Fire'. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 28 


tospit (noun): small, wrinkled, yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the eastern Cartius. They are bitter but edible, and are sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey, and in syrups, and to flavor, with their 

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