The blog for the adventure trilogy Heartfire Rendezvous

Non-English Glossary

Africa

Kirinyaga/Kere-Nyaga(“Mountain of Whiteness”) – Kĩkũyũ name for Mount Kenya
makossa
Nam Lolwe(Luo people)  Lake Victoria
yàrújú – priests’ lodge for people near Lake Turkana

Languages/People

Bakoko
Ghomala

Khemet/Egypt

Temple/place names

Giza complex(pyramid & sphinx)
Bent pyramid at Dashur
Abydos – Abdju
Waset – Luxor(Thebes)
Hatshepsut’s temple – Djeser-Djeseru(Deir el-Bahri)
Edfu – Djeba
Elephantine – Abu

Words

dhow
felucca
ben ben – pyramidion
Her-Em-Akhet  sphinx

mastaba  type of house
Mdu Netchr  the language of ancient Khemet/Egypt
neb ankh – sarcophagus
Per Ankh – “house of”
shamoos – cartouche
teckanu  obelisk

uraeus12 – a symbol, image, head dress, piece of jewelry which depicts a coiled & standing cobra

Amazon/Portuguese

A’fiera – marketplace

Arabic

Ukti – madame
Purdah – premise of ‘veiling’, separating women from men
Khimar and Niqab – Muslim woman’s outfit, covering ankles to neck(khimar) & full veil(niqab)

India

Kalaripayattu
Mala beads – prayer beads
Mantra – sound/chant
Tantra
Verum kai

Yantra – An object, similar to a 3 dimensional mandala diagram, which can be anywhere in size from a piece of jewelry, an work or art of furniture to a building, such as a temple

Yuga – Epoch or era of time in Indian chronology(see Puranic time)

Thailand

Muay Thai

Pacific Islands

Ori Tahiti/Tamure – Tahitian dance

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