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TA-GRAPES (food): fruit similar to earth grapes. "The grapes were purple and, I suppos, TA GRAPES from the lower vineyards of the terraced island of Cos some four hundred pasangs from Port Kar." Pg. 45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TA-SARDAR-GOR(rite saying): a offering or libation given before the pouring of wine, oil, and salt into the sea as a blessing to the ship before setting sail. "TA-SARDAR-GOR. Ta-Thassa," said I, in Gorean. To the Priest-Kings of Gor, and to the Sea."

TA-SARDAR-VAR (direction): a gorean direction. "Briefly, for those t might interest, all directions on the planet are calculated from the Sardar Mountains, which for the purpose of calculating direction playa role analogous to our north pole; the two main directions, so to speak, in the Gorean way of thinkig are TA-SARDAR-VAR and Ta-Sardar-Ki-Var..." Pg. 3, Nomads of Gor.

TA-SARDAR-VAR-Ki (direction): a gorean direction. "...and TA-SARDAR-KI-VAR, or as one would normally say, Var and Ki-Var; 'Var' means a turning and 'Ki' signifies negations, thus rather literally, one might speak of 'turning to the Sardar' and 'not turning to the Sardar', something like either facing north or not facing north;..." Pg. 3, Nomads of Gor.

TA-TEERA (noun): similar to a slave tunic, but more ragged and revealing; often referred to as the 'slave rag'. "'TA-TEERA,' she said. I looked down at the scrap of rag, outrageously brief, so scandalous, so shameful, fit only for a slave girl, which I wore." Pg. 81, Slave Girl of Gor.

TA-THASSA (rite phrase): ritual phrase invoked during a libation offering of wine, oil, and saltmade to Thassa. "Ta-Sardar-Gor, TA-THASSA," said I, in Gorean. "To the Priest Kings of Gor, and to the Sea." Pg. 73, Hunters of Gor.

TA-WINE (drink): a dry wine made from Ta grapes from the Isle of Cos, served at room temperature, or warm, ina tankard or goblet. "Thank you, Master," I said, and drank some swallows of the beverage. It was TA WINE, from the Ta grapes of the terraces of Cos." Fighting Slave of Gor, Pg 306

TAB (person): second in command to Surbus, helped Tarl who was known as Bosk, run the ships after finding out Tarl had taken Surbus to see the Thassa one last time before He died. manned the Tarnship of Tarls while He was captain in Port Kar, was well versed in the running of ships. Ended up with Luma, a slave that Tarl had fallen in love with, but she desired Tab, not Tarl, so Tarl released her to him. "One of the men stood forward, a tall man, lean, young, but with a face that showed the marks of Thassa. He had gray eyes, large, rope-rough hands. "I am TAB," he said. "I was second to Surbus." Pg. 125, Raiders of Gor.

TABLE POSITION (command): The girl gets on hands and knees, head straight forward, back straight. In this position she can be used as a table or whatever her owner wishes.

TABOR (instrument): a small drum. "I heard a swirl from a flute, the simple flute, not the double flute, and the quick pounding of a small TABOR, these instruments now in the hands of Philebus’ assistants." Pg. 30, Vagabonds of Gor.

TABOR (place): One of the exchange islands/free ports south of Teletus. Governed by merchant law. "Perhaps she would be sold south to Shendi or Bazi, or north to a jarl of Torvaldsland, Scagnar or Hunjer, or across Thassa to TABOR, or Asperiche, or taken up the vosk in a cage to an inland city, perhaps eventually to find herself in Ko-ro-ba, Thentis or Tharna, or even Ar itself." Pg. 317, Hunters of Gor.

TABUK (animal): a kind of antelope, being yellow in color and having a single horn. Gripped in the talons of the tarn was the dead body of an antelope, one of theone horned, yellow antelopes called TABUKS that frequent the bright Ka-la-na thickets of Gor." Pg. 145, Tarnsman of Gor.

TABUK! (command): Tabuk is a spoken command to a Tarn allowing it to hunt for food without the tarnsman dismounting. The tarn will kill, eat the prey *not necessarily a tabuk, but any animal* and resume flight, saving time. Tabuk! is the only word that a tarn is trained to react to, all others require the use of tarn-straps and a tarn goad. "The cry of "TABUK!" is used by the tarnsman on long flights when time is precious, and he does not wish to dismount and free the bird to find prey. When he spots a tabuk in the fields below, or, indeed, any animal in the prey range of the tarn, he may cry, "TABUK!" and this is the signalthat the tarn may hunt." Pg.126, Outlaw of Gor.

TAG {game}Like the earth game where one person is "it" and has to chase the others to "tag" them and make them "it".""Let El-in-or be it!" cried Ute, when the girls were playing TAG." Pg. 320, Captive of Gor.

TAJUKS (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai. "I saw the young khan of the TAJUKS, in the white turban, ride by, going to the rear of the columns." Pg. 342, Tribesmen of Gor.

TA'KARA (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars. "If war should erupt their vassal tribes, such as the Char, the Kashani, the TA'KARA, the Raviri, the Tashid, the Luraz, the Bakahs, would all become involved." Pg. 47, Tribesmen of Gor.

TAL (noun): greetings; often accompanied with a salute performed by raising the right hand to shoulderlevel, palm inward. "TAL, I might say, in greeting, I am arl Cabot of Ko-ro-ba;...." Pg. 8, Nomads of Gor.

TALENA (person): free companion of Tarl Cabot, daughter of Marlenus (once Ubar of Ar). "This year the honor of the grain sacrifice was to be accorded to the daughter of the Ubar. I knew nothing about her, except that her name was TALENA, that she was rumored to be one ofthe beauties of Ar, and that I was supposed to kill her." Pg. 68-69, Tarnsman of Gor.

TALENDER (plant): delicate, yellow-petaled meadow flower, symbolic of feminine love and beauty. Acrown of talendars is often worn by a free woman during the Companionship ceremoney, worn in a slavegirl's hair, it is a silent plea for her to be raped or to show that she cares for her Master. "The TALENDER is a flower which, in the Gorean mind, is associated with beauty and passion. Free Companions, on the Feast of their Free Companionship, commonly wear a garland of TALENDERS. Sometimes slave girls, having been subdued, but fearing to speak, will fix TALENDERS in their hair, that their master may know that they have at last surrendered themselves to him as helpless love slaves. To put TALENDERS in the neck ropes of the girl at the prow, of course, was only mockery, indicative of her probable disposition as pleasure slave." Pg. 217, Raiders of Gor.

TALMIT {clothing}A band worn around the head of a tarnsman to keep his hair from his face, or sweat from his face."Ena, who had been sewing a TALMIT, a headband sometimes worn by tarnsmen in flight, came to me." Pg. 275, Captive of Gor

TALU (measurement): a unit a measure equaling 2 gallons. "A TALU is approximately two gallons." Pgs. 266-267, Tribesmen of Gor.

TALUNA (person): a free woman who lives as a hunter in small tribes of 15 - 100 members; they roam the northern forests of Gor. "'He says there are hostile tribes, dangerous waters, great animals, monsters and TALUNAS, white-skinned jungle girls.'" Pg. 303, Explorers of Gor.

TAMBER GULF (place): The gulf where the river empties into the Thassa, on which Port Kar sits. "..of course, even among the eastern rence growers is that delta is claimed by Port Kar, which lies wihtin it, some hundred pasangs from its northwestern edge, bordering on the shallow TAMBER GULF, beyond which is gleaming Thassa, the Sea." Pg. 6, Raiders of Gor.

TAMBER GULF OYSTERS (food/animal): found in the Tamber Gulf, they are served raw or baked

TAMBOURINE (instrument): like those of Earth. "...what was obviously a TAMBOURINE; and several other instruments of a percussion variety..." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor. TANA(person): a panthergirl whom Bosk enslaved after getting information about Vernas camp, then planned to sell in Lydius. "TANA sucked her fingers. She laughed, "We will never tell you," she said." Pg. 37, Hunters of Gor.

TAR (rite): to Tar-Sardar-Gor, a ritual phrase recited during the prebanquet libation in which a few grains of meal, colored salt, and a few drops of wine are placed in a fire to give thanks.

TARGO (person): a slaver from whom Tarl buys Lara, ex-Tatrix of Tharna in Outlaws, and who has possession of Elinor Brinton when she first arrives on Gor from Earth. "He called the fat, pudgy little man "Targo"." Pg. 47, Captive of Gor.

TARNA (noun): bottom of heart, core of being. "Economically, the base of the Gorean life was the free peasant, which was perhaps the lowest but undoubtedly the most fundamental caste, and the staple crop was a yellow grain called Sa-TARNA, or Life-Daughter." Pg. 43, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN (bird): crested, hawk-like bird large enough to be ridden; used in battle and in racing. There are 3 types of tarn, the Common Tarn, the Racing Tarn, and the War Tarn. "Tarns, who are vicious things, are seldom more than half tamed, and, like their diminutive earthly counterparts, the hawks, are carnivorous." Pg. 52, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN COT (noun): building in which domesticated tarns are housed. "At the entrance to the compound was a gigantic, temporary wire cage, a TARN COT." Pg. 165, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN DISK, COPPER (money): a unit of currency. "...and to be frank the innkeeper is not always scrupulous about the credentials of his guests, asking few questions if he receives his handful of COPPER TARN DISKS." Pg. 74, Outlaw of Gor.

TARN DISK, GOLD (money): 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. "Let it be melted," Lara had said, "and cast into the GOLDEN TARNS DISKS of Tharna and let these be distributed to those who have suffered in our day of troubles." Pg. 247, Outlaw of Gor.

TARN DISK, SILVER (money): a unit of currency. "I tossed a SILVER TARN DISK to the tarn keeper and ordered him to care for the bird, to groom and feed it and see that it was ready on an instant's notice." Pg. 165, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN-GOAD (implement): an electrical device used to control tarn. "What is it?" I asked. "A TARN-GOAD," he replied. He snapped the switch in the barrel to the "on" positionand struck the table. It showered sparks in a sudden cascade of yellow light, but left the table unmarked." Pg. 50, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN HOBBLE (implement): used around a tarn's leg to keep it from flying. "I gestured and the TARN HOBBLE, fastening the right foot of the great bird to a huge bolt set in the ship's keel, was opened." Pg. 274, Raiders of Gor.

TARN, JUNGLE (bird): a rare, beautifully colored tarn which lives in the tropical jungles of Gor. "To the crowd's astonishment, but not to mine, he wheeled his tarn, a rare, gloriously plumaged JUNGLE TARN from the tropical reaches of the Cartius, to block the first of the right center rings." Pg. 368, Assassin of Gor.

TARN KEEPER (person): a person in charge of caring for tarn. ""And so it was," said the TARN KEEPER, "so it was." Pg. 167, Assassin of Gor.

TARN KNIFE (weapon): a knife which is easily carried while riding a tarn. "I saw that he had been given another knife, a TARN KNIFE, of the sort carried by riders." Pg. 363, Assassin of Gor.

TARN, RACING (bird): a large hawk like bird bred exclusively for racing. "The RACING TARN, interestingly, is an extremely light bird; two men can lift one; even its beak is narrower and lighter than the beak of a common tarn or a war tarn; its wings are commonly broader and shorter than those of the other tarns, permitting a swifter take off and providing a capacity for extremely abrupt turns and shifts in flight; they cannot carry a great deal of weight and the riders, as might be expected, are small men, usually of a low caste, pugnacious and aggressive." Pg. 144, Assassin of Gor.

TARN SAIL (equipment): the most common sail used on a tarn ship from where it gets its name. "Seamen now climbed to the high yard, loosening the brail ropes, to drop the sail. It was the TARN SAIL." Pg. 33, Hunters of Gor.

TARN SHIP (noun): a long and narrow ramship, with a shallow draft. As with all ramships, it has a single mast which is removable. It has a shallow bottom and straight keel, to be able to beach it at night, if needed. Tarn ships are painted in a variety of colors and have, on the ram, a heavy projection in the shape of a tarn's beak just below the water line. "The Dorna, like most TARN SHIPS, is a long, narrow vessel of shallow draft. She is carvel-built and her planking is fastened with nails of bronze and iron; in places, wooden pegs are also used;..." Pg. 192, Raiders of Gor.

TARN, WAR(bird): a tarn raised for battle and used by Warriors. Tarl referred to it as the "Ubar of the Skies". "It was a War Tarn, bred for courage, for endurance, for combat in the skies of Gor." Pg. 120, Outlaw of Gor.

TARN WHISTLE(noun): Used by a tarn rider to call his tarn. "It was a TARN WHISTLE, with its own note, which would summon one tarn, and one tarn only, the mount which was intended for me." Pg. 52, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARN WIRE (noun): razor wire strung between the walls of a city to protect it from aerial attack. "The men of Ar remained within their walls, under their TARN WIRE, waiting for the attacks to come, while the Initiates of the city sacrificed to the Priest-Kings." Pg. 177, Tarnsman of Gor.

TARNSMAN (group): a Warrior trained in the use of tarn in battles. "The element of the TARNSMAN is not the green glades, and the branches; it is the clouds, the saddle and the sky; his steed is the tarn, his field of battle, strewn with light and wind, higher than the mountains, deeper than the sea, is the very sky itself. Such men do no care to venture creeping into the shadows of forests, pursuing scattered game." Pg. 190, Captive of Gor.

TARSK (animal): porcine animal akin to the Earth pig with a bristly mane which runs down its spine to the baseof the tail, and tusks, they are carrion eaters. Their meat tends to be quite salty. "Among the animals I saw many verrs; some domestic TARSKS, their tusks sheathed..." Pg. 171, Nomads of Gor.

TARSK, GIANT (animal): large cousin of the tarsk, standing 10 hands high at the shoulder. "The GIANT TARSK, which can stand ten hands at the shoulder, is even hunted with lances from tarn" Pg. 345, Explorers of Gor.

TARSK, SILVER (money): a valuable silver coin, worth 100 copper tarsks. Ten silver tarsks=one gold piece. "I threw a SILVER TARSK, taken from what we had obtained from the slavers in the marsh...." Pg. 111, Raiders of Gor.

TARSK BIT (money): a copper coin worth from 1/10 to 1/4 of a copper tarsk, depending on the city which mints the coin. "On this approach, there would be, literally, 8,000 TARSK BITS in a single gold piece." Pg. 469, Magicians of Gor.

TASHID (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai. "If war should erupt their vassal tribes, such as the Char, the Kashani, the Ta'Kara, the Raviri, the TASHID, the Luraz, the Bakahs, would all become involved." Pg. 47, Tribesmen of Gor.

TASSA POWDER (drug): a reddish powder, usually mixed with red wine, which renders the consumer unconscious. "When the Lady Melpomene had finished with me, after that long night of her use of me, she had held for me another draft of water, discolored by the reddish TASSA POWDER. I had not wished to drink this. Then she had held her dagger to my body. I drank. Soon I was unconscious." Pg. 228, Fighting Slave of Gor.

TATRIX (person): title of the female ruler of the city of Tharna. "There were many things supposedly strange about Tharna, among them that she was reportedly ruled by a queen, or TATRIX..." Pg. 49, Outlaw of Gor.

TAU (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; corresponds to the Earth letter 'T'. "Over forty percent of the language consists of the first five letters I mentioned, Eta, TAU, Al-Ka, Omnion and Nu." Pg. 384, Slave Girl of Gor.

TAUROG (person): one who came with Teibar to capture Doreen. "'Take her out of my sight,' he said to TAUROG, 'lest I be tempted to kill her.'" Pg. 46, Dancer of Gor.

TAVERN OF THE FORTY MAIDENS (place): the name Bosk had considered for a tavern he'd at one time thought of building, which would be served by high-born women from Tyros. "Also I had toyed with the idea of opening a paga tavern in the center of the city, the most opulent in Port Kar, perhaps, called the TAVERN OF THE FORTY MAIDENS." Pg. 232-233, Raiders of Gor.

TECHNE {person} A slave girl which El-in-or was leashed to when gathering berries. "The next day, for the first time, on a leash with another girl, TECHNE, a girl of Cos, I was permitted beyond the palisade." Pg. 305, Captive of Gor.

TEF (measurement): a unit of measure, consisting of a handful of whatever produce is being weighed. 6 tefs=one tefa. "A handful with the five fingers closed, not open, is a TEF." Pg. 45, Tribesmen of Gor.

TEFA (measurement): 1) a unit of measure equaling 6 tefs, or handfuls. 5 tefas=1 huda; 2) a small basket. "Six such handfuls constitutes a TEFA, which is a tiny basket." Pg. 46, Tribesmen of Gor.

TEIBAR (person): a Gorean Master who came to the library on earth and took Doreen captive. "I supposed that TEIBAR, who had been my capture master, who had caught me on Earth, and brought me here to be a slave, would have found that amusing, his "modern woman" being taught her sex on Gor." Pg. 213, Dancer of Gor.

TELA (transportation): one of Bosk's tarn ships, sister ship to the Venna. "With her was her sister ship, the TELA." Pg. 267, Raiders of Gor.

TELEKINT (plant): a plant of the Tahari; its roots, mashed & mixed with water, provide a red dye. "The rep-cloth veil was red; it had been soaked in a primitive dye, mixed from water and the mashed roots of the TELEKINT; when he perspired, it had run; his face was stained. He thrust back the sleeve of his trail shirt." Pg. 83, Tribesmen of Gor.

TELETUS (place): The largest of the central exchange islands, it is governed according to merchant law. A free port. "From Lydius goods may be embarked for the islands of Thassa, such as TELETUS, Hulneth and Asperiche, even Cos and Tyros...." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

TELIMA (person): a escaped slave that was of the rence islands that once owned Tarl Cabot but then became his slave. "By now the three girls, TELIMA, Vina and Luma, had been lowered from the height of the keep, and were close behind us." Pg. 302, Raider of Gor.

TELLIUS (person): the kitchen master for whom Fish was working. "If you speak," I said, "you will do so before TELLIUS." Pg. 220, Raiders of Gor.

TELNUS (place): The largest major city located on Cos, capitol city of the Cos Ubarate. The seat of Cos's Ubars throne. "Some four months ago I, in my swiftest ram-ship, accompanied by my two other ram-ships, and escorted, as well, by five ram-ships of the arsenal, heavy class, had come to the vast, wall-encircled harbors of TELNUS, which is the capitol city of the Ubarate of Cos." Pg. 174, Raiders of Gor.

TEM-WOOD (tree): a extremely strong black wood tree. "...there was also, at one side of the garden, against the far wall, a grove of TEM-WOOD, linear, black, supple." Pg. 217, Nomads of Gor.

TEMOS (place): One of the major cities on Cos. "There are four major cities on Cos, of which Telnus is the largest. The others are Selnar, TEMOS and Jad." Pg. 174, Raiders of Gor.

TENCHIKA (person): Kassar slave, who was freed. Nomads of Gor.

TENDITE(PERSON): a slave who worked in a paga tavern serving drinks, she bore a Turian name. "She looked at him, from the side of her eyes. "TENDITE," she said, "if it pleases Master." Pg. 48, Hunters of Gor.

TENRIK (person): A captain from Temos. "I am Tenrik," said he, "Tenrik of Temos." Pg. 182, Raiders of Gor.

TENTH AHN (time): tenth 'hour', the Gorean noon. "The TENTH AHN is noon...." Pg. 26, Outlaw of Gor.

TENTIUM (place): One of two major cities on the island of Tyros. "Kasra is the capitol of Tyros; its only other major city is TENTIUM." Pg. 174, Raiders of Gor.

TERENCE (person): a captain Bosk met during his return to Port Kar. He was from Treve and one of the only tarnsmen in Port Kar who accepted the risks of following Bosk by using tarns at sea. "You are TERENCE," I asked, "mercenary captain of Treve?" Pg. 272, Raiders of Gor.

TERSITES (person): one of the best ship builders in all of Gor, improved with many inventions, the ships of Gor. "TERSITES had been permitted that once to address the council because he, though thought mad, had once been a skilled shipwright. Indeed, the galleys of Port Kar, medium and heavy class, carried shearing blades, which had been an invention of TERSITES." Pg. 136, Raiders of Gor.

TESLIK (plant): a plant whose extract is the active ingredient in breeding wine TESEPHONE (transportation): One of the gorean galleys owned by Bosk. "This galley, one of my swiftest, the TESEPHONE of Port Kar, had forty oars, twenty to a side." Pg. 19, Hunters of Gor.

TETHRAR (person): of Turia, once the richest merchant of Turia. "The father of Aphris of Turia, TETHRAR of Turia, had been the richest merchant in this city, itself one of the richest cities of Gor." Pg. 91, Nomads of Gor.