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Title: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 05:18:56
  Good day to you!  As the healing entries have started to take off, and particularly with the development of a system of magic enhancing the bodily functions, the need has arisen to put names to the parts of the body we're meddling with.  So, please help out!  Suggest some names for parts of the body (remember, PG-13 standards, people), and after we have a good bunch of them, we'll collate them into an entry proposal for future use.

EDIT: The following list is a more-or-less inclusive gathering of the anatomical terms we have thus far, as of 14th Turning Star, 1668 a.S. (January 14, 2008).  This list contains language not suitable for readers younger than 13 years.  Reader discretion is advised.  If you intend to be offended by this content, please go no further!
Edits in yellow are from August 16, 2012.

HEAD & NECK
Hair
Skull
Brain
Eyes
Eyebrows
Eyelashes
Apple(-s) of the eye, eye wells, portals (for pupils)
Eye banners (for irises)
Eyeyolk (for retina or retinas)
Eyetreddle (for optic nerve)
Eye crystal (for lens)
Nose
Nostrils
Gebl eminence, abbr. Gebl (for bridge of nose)
Nasal stanchion (for nasal septum)
Nasal chambers (for paranasal sinuses)
Nasal flaps (for nasal turbinates)
Ear
Earlobe
Ear fanion (upper, cartilaginous part of outer ear)
Ear passage (for auditory canal)
Eardrum, or Gnomic 'Tuntuk'
Mouth
Jawbone
Lips
Tongue
Teeth
  Gnashers (for incisors)
  Gashers (for canines)
  Mashers (for premolars)
  Grinders (for molars)
Throat or neck
Windpipe
Great veins (for jugular veins)

BACK
Spinal marrow (for spinal cord)
Spinal column, consists of spinal bones
  Segments: Neck, back, girdle
Spinal pads (for intervertebral discs)
Flanks

TRUNK--q.v. Bard Judith's 'Vytruvyan Elf' for muscles
Mumbles (general term for internal organs)
Chest
Breasts
Ribs, or ribcage
Breastbone
Heart
Lungs
Airways
Stomach
Liver and lights
Intestines, innards, or guts (colloquial)
Peduncle (for intestinal appendix)
Bowels
Bladder (for urinary bladder)
Bilewell (for gall bladder)
Bedrock, or wellspring of choler (for spleen)
Kidneys, or Gnomic 'Hygronki' (lit. " water+dirt")
Suet (for adipose tisse)

ARMS--q.v. Bard Judith's 'Vytruvyan Elf' (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11643.0;attach=251) for muscles, and 'Names of the Digits' (http://www.santharia.com/medicine/body_parts_and_muscles.htm#The%20Bodily%20Digits) for fingers
Shoulders
Arms
Hands
Fingers
Blade or Chuck (for shoulderblade/scapula)
Cudgel bone (for humerus)
Fore bone (for radius)
Styloid bone (for ulna)
8 Fetlock bones (for carpal bones of the wrist)
First through fifth Gemelus bones (for metacarpal bones of the hand)
Neckthong veins (for subclavian arteries)
Trigus veins (for brachial veins & arteries)
Foretwist veins (for radial & ulnar arteries)
Bullshead nerve net (for brachial plexus)
Trystus nerve (for median nerve)
Foretwist nerve (for radial nerve)
Neathtwist nerve (for ulnar nerve)

LEGS--q.v. Bard Judith's 'Vytruvyan Elf' (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11643.0;attach=251) for muscles
Hips
Buttocks or rump
Rearguard, or Gnomic 'Vinduin' (lit. "window") (for anus)
Legs
Hamstring (-s)
Foot/feet
Toes
Kneecap
Shank (for femur)
Shin (for the tibia/thick bone of the calf)
Leggin (for the fibula/thin bone of the calf)
Mallet bone (for talus)
Anvil bone (for calcaneus)
5 fetlock bones (for tarsal bones)
5 gemelus bones (for metatarsal bones)
5 dedons (for toes)
Belt veins (for iliac arteries)
Loin veins (for femoral arteries & veins)
Greeve veins (for saphenous arteries & veins)
Girdle nerve net (for lumbosacral plexus)
Forethigh nerve (for femoral nerve)
Flank nerve (for sciatic nerve)
Ladle nerve (for tibial nerve)
Tang nerve (for peroneal nerve)

LOINS
Girdle (for pelvis/pelvic bone)

  :Female loins:
Escutcheon (for pubis)
Petals or kilfi--derived from Gnomic name for same 'Virkilf' (for labia)
Honourseal, or Gnomic 'Kopkin' (for clitoris)
Urine channel (for urethra)
Birth canal, or Gnomic 'Myrnin' (for vagina)
Womb or eyrenvase (for uterus)
Lilylines or courseveins (for ovaries & Fallopian tubes)

  :Male loins:
Staff, or Gnomic 'Svranf' (for penis)
Urine channel (for urethra)
Seedsacs or fatherglands (for testicles)
Seedfields (for vas deferens & seminal vesicals)
Ethernut (for prostate gland)
Pouch or purfa--derived from Gnomic name for same 'Purtverfka' (for scrotum)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Arceon Barrurbeleth on 13 January 2008, 06:18:30
Judy named the fingers somewhere, you could find the names or ask Judith were are they located.


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 13 January 2008, 07:17:26
AND the major muscles are named, if you look for the elf picture ('Vitruvian Elf').  I hope it IS posted, as I'm not (sniff, pout) at my home computer...

EDIT:  Here's the link to the picture; I've bumped the explanatory 'entry' as well.

(http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11643.0;attach=251;image)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 13 January 2008, 07:30:58
Oh, and the mermaid dissection diagram, which might be completely out-of-date:  it, and the paragraph which explains it on the site were written before the current consistency of appropriate 'period' language, so I will doubtless redo it at some time, BUT... it may also prove inspirational.  Use whatever we all agree is appropriate and we'll chuck the rest!

At the time I was exploring using Styrash for our 'latinate' nomenclature, but we need to switch that to Gnomic.   Anyhow, see what you think.

(http://www.santharia.com/pictures/bard_judith/mermaid_dissection.htm)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 13 January 2008, 08:11:25
For some reason I can't see the picture in the last post, I'm getting the little white box with a red cross.  Not sure if this is just me, but I don't usually have problems with  my home computer.


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Aurora Damall on 13 January 2008, 08:18:20
Me niether. If you really want to see it you can go to the merfolk overview entry, it's the first picture to your right. :grin:


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 08:23:04
  I love this diagram!  Would there be any way to shrink it just a little, so it fits more neatly into the standard column width?

  A separate issue, perhaps, but dolphins have *no* connection between their blowhole (on top of their head) and their digestive tract.  Would merfolk be similar, in that the nose does not lead (eventually) to the gut?  That's probably unrelated; just curiosity getting the best of me.

  Okay, here's a more serious question: How in-depth should we go with reproductive anatomy?  For example, 'womb' seems safe and acceptable.  'Cloaca' sounds kind of modern-ish, so I'd like to study what a Gnomic equivalent might be.  As for some of the other parts, would it be childish or vulgar to name them after animals?  I don't know what's the best way to deal with that sticky wick.

(http://www.santharia.com/pictures/bard_judith/bard_judith_pics/mermaid_dissection.jpg)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 08:48:31
  Regarding the teeth, I'd like to offer for people's opinions these group names:
  • Gnashers, for the front teeth/incisors
  • Gashers, for the sharp teeth/canines
  • Mashers, for the premolars
  • Grinders, for the back teeth/molars

  And here's an offering for people's reactions--on names of bones:
  • Shank, for the hip bone/femur
  • Chuck or Blade, for the shoulderblade/scapula
  • Shin, for the tibia/thick bone of the calf
  • Leggin, for the fibula/thin bone of the calf
  • Girdle, for the pelvis (I'm imagining we'd describe the entire pelvis as all being one bone)
  • Breastbone, for the sternum


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 13 January 2008, 08:51:47
uhm.. we're missing a little part of the body here.. I can't imagine there are no words for the genitallia.. (although we might want to reconsider printing the sailor's versions ;))


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 13 January 2008, 09:00:18
Check out the dwarven dictionary.... ;)   

Oh, wait!  We want the THARIAN words, not the Thergerim... (giggles naughtily)

But we do have to keep it scientific, not crass...  so perhaps words for the male and female parts could be discussed privately in the Moot?  (blinks sweetly)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 09:20:42
  Judy, forgive my ignorance; where's the Moot?

  And, is Dwarven or Gnomish the scientific language of Santharia?


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Aurora Damall on 13 January 2008, 09:41:20
I believe the moot is where members and up can discuss about, well, thing :undecided:s they don't want others to see. I think


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 13 January 2008, 10:16:04
Gnomish is the 'technical' language.

 I was teasing, as I wrote about 99 percent of the dwarven language and made SURE there were words for just about anything the dwarves might want to discuss.  (well, it's not 99 percent complete, as there's little higher-level vocabulary, such as belief structures, philosophy, magic, and technical phrases...)  But you will find the formal words, the everyday words, and the crude slang words for the various parts of dwarven anatomy!

And yes, sorry, the Moot is a private forum - private only in the sense that it's not available to the strolling public. No big secret.  When you formally become a member you gain access   (one of the few actual privileges you get, as opposed to more responsibilities! :) ) Usually it's for technical or in-house discussions that simply wouldn't interest the casual role-players, the general net-surfers, or other non-Santharians.


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 13 January 2008, 11:18:25
Perhaps fingers could be called 'Dedons'? (sneakily derrived from Spanish 'Dedo')

or maybe something more colloquial...'Touchers'?

'What out there lad! That saw can take you touchers off with much trouble!'

Well?


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 13 January 2008, 12:15:02
Well, here we run into the 'Palette Problem', as I like to call it.  We have perfectly acceptable colour names (red, blue, yellow, tan, etc.) AND a Santharian range of specific colour hues (allia, emeraud, mercoral, etc.).  Both can and should be used in entries; the Santharian colour list is there to assist artists and heralds in describing coats-of-arms and colours that match a particular shade exactly.

We have perfectly acceptable names for most body parts which were (in medieval Terra) and are (in 'contemporary' Santharia) used daily: chest, hands, arms, etc.    Obviously it would be ridiculous to replace something as basic as 'head' with 'heb' (even if it IS the correct antique Tharian!)  Of course, something like Deci has suggested is fine when used in context as a slang phrase, but NOT as 'the Santharian equivalent' to a Terran word.

What I and Kel are asking for are invented, authentic, and/or quasi-authentic words for parts of the anatomy that currently have only 'modern' names - so that we don't have such an anachronistic sound to some of our more technical entries.  Kel's suggestions, for example, are almost dead-on; they are easy to remember (authentic or quasi) and in common use through the period we want to evoke.

  eg:    * Shin, for the tibia/thick bone of the calf
    * Leggin, for the fibula/thin bone of the calf
    * Girdle, for the pelvis
    * Breastbone, for the sternum

I have given 'womb' for 'uterus',  'windpipe' for 'trachea', and 'great vein' for 'jugular' so far...    further suggestions in the same vein (sorry, pun intended! :P ) are welcome!


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 16:12:18
  Thanks for clarifying that, Judith--I also hoped for someone to, em, set my bearings straight?  I'm not coming up with the right phrase, but, anyway, thanks for the context of what this town hall is about.

  What I'm hoping for is entirely selfish: When a Dalorin, Blood Mage, or other technical person wants to refer to some part of the body, he/she/it should have a jargon name for the body part they're referring to.  It probably would unsettle the average person if a supposedly learned Ximaxian philosopher of medical arts referred to someone's stomach as their 'tum-tum', for example.  So, this is a sort of medical dictionary of anatomy in modern-day Santharia, with notes on alternative nomenclature for various parts.

  Deci, I like your suggestion of 'Dedons' largely because it's borrowed from Spanish.  At the same time, Judy's description of the hand digits is elegant and poetic, and I really think we ought to keep that scheme as a major part of this anthology.  Maybe if we could associate the word 'dedon' with a particular tribe or region of Caelereth, we could assign it significance in a certain part of the world?

  Judy, thanks for bringing up the organs you just mentioned.  With your permission, I'd like to add those to the first post of this list?


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 16:21:46
  Oh, one additional thought: The terran medieval concept of blood flow theorized that blood was produced in the heart, flowed out to all parts of the body through the veins, and returned by some miraculous, undetected osmosis or some sort of transport.  The idea of a closed-circuit of blood circulation didn't come until later; roughly in the Renaissance, I think?

  So, there would be no mention of 'arteries' in a medieval text on anatomy, because all blood flowed away from the heart in veins.  Blood returning to the heart in another sort of tubes (arteries) couldn't be proven until the idea of oxygenation of the blood, and extraction of oxygen from the blood by peripheral tissues, could be demonstrated several centuries after our time frame of reference.


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 13 January 2008, 17:11:32
  Here are some suggestions, just to get things started:

Neckthong veins (for subclavian arteries)
Trigus veins (for terran brachial veins & arteries)
Foretwist veins (for radial & ulnar arteries)
Belt veins (for iliac arteries)
Loin veins (for femoral arteries & veins)
Greeve veins (for saphenous arteries & veins)

Brain
Spinal marrow (for spinal cord)
Spinal column, consists of spinal bones
  Segments: Neck, back, girdle
Bullshead nerve net (for brachial plexus)
Girdle nerve net (for lumbosacral plexus)
Trystus nerve (for median nerve)
Foretwist nerve (for radial nerve)
Neathtwist nerve (for ulnar nerve)
Forethigh nerve (for femoral nerve)
Flank nerve (for sciatic nerve)
Ladle nerve (for tibial nerve)
Tang nerve (for peroneal nerve)

Eyes
Eye pigments (for retina) (no singular form)
Eye root (for optic nerve)
Eye crystal (for lens)

Nose
Nostrils
Gremar eminence, abbr. Gremar (for bridge of nose)
Nasal stanchion (for nasal septum)
Nasal chambers (for paranasal sinuses)
Nasal flaps (for nasal turbinates)

Ear
Earlobe
Ear fanion (upper, cartilaginous part of outer ear)
Ear passage (for auditory canal)
JaYehruhntinn (Thergerim "Ear hammering", for eardrum)

  Any ideas?


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 14 January 2008, 04:05:31
  A few more random thoughts:

Peduncle (for appendix)
Bowels (for, well, bowels)
Bladder (for urinary bladder)
Bile reservoir (for gall bladder)
Bedrock, or wellspring of choler (for spleen)
Kidneys, or Polulinn Ankulka (Thergerim, "laughing water")
Suet (for adipose tisse)

  Still ruminating on names for the genitalia.  Animal names might be tolerable for colloquial usage, but probably not acceptable for technical jargon.  Any ideas?


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 14 January 2008, 07:25:52
WARNING:  PG-13 rated material may be included in this post...

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Love 'fanion'!  And 'stanchion' - and 'bedrock'...     

Why Gremar?  Shouldn't it be Gebl, famous for his...um... nose?  (blinks innocently)

Have to regretfully nix the ThergerimTaal though, as dwarves just don't do dissections.... no one would borrow 'technical' language from them for anatomy.  Mining, digging, stones and ores - well, that's another matter!  But if you want to use the same derivations from gnomish, that's fine.

'Kidneys' then might be 'hygronki' (quasi-latin 'hy' to suggest water, 'gron' to suggest dirt or filth, and 'ki' just to sound gnomic... (giggles) - and if we could find how Gnomish pluralizes things, that would be important too.

'Eardrum' is actually rather nice as is, with its 'kenning' of drumhead, pounding, vibration, etc.   But how about 'Trrtuk' or 'Tuntuk' - an oenomatopaic (sp?) naming that also suggests vibration and drumming?

How about 'bilewell' for gallbladder?  'Mumbles' refers to all the organs in the body cavity, doesn't it?   Where were the 'lights' in the expression 'liver and lights'?
'Apple of the eye' literally meant the pupil once, didn't it?

'Retina' might be more elegantly rendered as 'Eyetint', 'Eyebanners' (in the heraldic sense of showing one's colours) or merely 'buckler' ('Her eyes were piercing, their bucklers an icy blue like the winter sky..."

We forgot the hamstring! (no Achilles in this universe)


Genitals:  OK, I've tried to use discretion here!

Male parts:   Staff, globes, ceedsac, ceedveins
Female parts:  Escutcheon, honourseal, nubbin / womb, eyrenvase, lillylines (ovaries and tubes)



Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 14 January 2008, 09:05:04
Wow, this is terrific, Judy!  :grin:  I'll have to go point by point through this:

  • Okay, so 'fanion', 'stanchion', and 'bedrock' stay.
  • Thanks, didn't know Gebl was thus...endowed. [ahem] So, the nasal bridge shall be called the Gebl.
  • 'Hygronki' sounds sufficiently Gnomish to me.  From what I've read, they pluralize by adding "i" to the end of the singular noun, so maybe 'hygronk' could denote one kidney?
  • 'Eardrum' sounds good to me, if you say it's genuine Tharian.  And, great idea--how about we go with 'Tuntuk' as the Gnomish jargon for eardrum?
  • 'Bilewell' does roll off the tongue better.
  • Thanks, I forgot about 'mumbles'!  What a great word!
  • I confess my ignorance.  What, exactly, are the 'lights' in 'liver and lights'?
  • 'Apple of the eye'--brilliant!  Could we use 'eyebanners' for the irises, and maintain 'eye pigments' for the retinas?
  • 'Hamstrings'!!!  What a fool I've been, all these long years, to have forgotten 'hamstrings'!
  • May I suggest 'haunches' to refer to the buttocks?
Re: vis-a-vis, with particular attention to, the, em, genitalia.  Any Swedish speakers, please don't hate me for this suggestion!
Okay, here's a suggestion I have: What if we looked at the original terms in Latin, translated them to Swedish (which looks a little like Gnomish to me), and then scramble the letters a bit so that we have genuinely Santharian jargon terms?
  • 'Svranf', Gnomish for "tail"
  • 'Virkilf', Gn. for "fold"
  • 'Purtverfka', Gn. for "pouch"
  • 'Kopkin', Gn. for "button"
  • 'Myrnin', Gn. for "orifice/opening"


Title: Warning - do not read if under 13 or easily offended. Thanks!
Post by: Bard Judith on 14 January 2008, 10:45:35
WARNING:  This message contains a serious discussion of possible Tharian (Santharian language resembling English) names for genitalia.  The relevant names are provided in English.  If you are under 13, or not allowed to view such words in your country, or are easily offended, please just go away and read something else.  There's plenty of choices!  Thanks...


Kelancy and anyone else who IS over 13 and wants to discuss naming of body parts in a mature and broadminded manner, go ahead and scroll down...


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Swedish!  Absolutely brill!   OK, so there are the gnomish words - I like them all.  As an aside, who's working on Gnomic at the moment; anyone besides me informally?

Next step:  derive the Tharian word for those parts from the gnomish words!
Which gives us the following.....  (new suggestions have question marks)

MALE EXTERNALS

Gluteus maximus: rump, tail, seat, buttocks
Penis:  staff, male organ (?)
Testicles:  globes, seedsacs, fatherglands
Scrotum:  pouch, purka, purfa (from the gnomish 'Purtverfka')

MALE INTERNALS
Prostate: red walnut (?)
Vesicales: seedfields (?)
Urethra: urine channel (?)

FEMALE EXTERNALS

Gluteus maximus: rump, tail, seat, buttocks
Pubis (all-inclusive): escutcheon
Labia:  lips, petals, 'kilfi' (plural form of 'kilf', lip, from the gnomish)
Clitoris: nubbin (?) kopkin (from the gnomish), honourseal

FEMALE INTERNALS

Vaginal canal: birth canal, myrnin
Uterus: womb, eyrenvase (?)
Ovaries & fallopians: lilylines, courseveins (mistakenly associated with menstrual functions)


Have I forgotten anything?  Comments and suggestions welcome!

NOTE:  I highly doubt that we will see any of these words used frequently in entries, whether in bestiary entries to describe mating proceedures, in Santharian love poetry, or the first Santh erotic short stories,  but one never knows when one might need the correct word.  And I'm not sure about where to post the finished result, either, as we don't want people searching for either p0rn or medical information to stumble across our little glossary and get the wrong idea  :grin:


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Aurora Damall on 14 January 2008, 12:24:40
I think all are good ideas, EXCEPT for the prostate referred to as red walnut. This rings wierd and unatural in my ears.


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 14 January 2008, 17:16:00
  I second Aurora's vote--Judith, these terms all look marvelous!   :thumbup: :thumbup: Two thumbs up, way up!  But, as to Sage Damall's remark about 'red walnut', I agree, that might require a second look.

  Might we hypothesize that modern-day Santharians view the prostate as the male seat of physical love or passion?  Thus, I think something which conjures the image of red seems appropriate.  Without wandering into the realm of harlequin romance, could we invent something along a similar thread?

  Red collar?
  Haloen furnace?
  Crimson nest, or nidus?

  I think 'lilylines' and 'courseveins' are especially fitting for the Santharian perspective of courses, and I prostrate myself in veneration of your muse, Masterbard!  :worship:

  I shall leave the dilemma of how to shelve these terms to the sagacity of our Webmaster.  :innoc:


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 15 January 2008, 10:01:34
  Additions have been incorporated into the first post, but be warned, it contains (parenthetical) references to actual anatomical names.  Thanks for reading, and further input is very much appreciated!


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 16 January 2008, 05:05:41
Woo, looking good!  A few suggestions/refinements for you to think about:

Still feeling so-so about 'eyepigments'....  I suppose because with our technological level we wouldn't really know what the retina does and would name it for what we guess at or what it looks like.

how about 'retina: eyeyolk' (because of its appearance and because we believe it 'feeds' the eye as the yolk in eyren feeds the chick?)
pupils:  'eyewells'?  'portals'?
optic nerve (since we seem to be able to detect most major nerves): eyetreddle (again, using the egg image - the 'treddle' is the thick stringy bit of white that holds the clear white to the yolk sac, which you see in any egg you've ever cracked... :) )

prostate:  I used 'walnut' for its size and shape, but I like the thought that it's the seat of male desire!   How about 'Ethernut', honouring Etherus?  Or 'Ethhame', if you want something subtler....   :P


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 16 January 2008, 09:18:31
  Judy, with your mastery, you could name all the body parts "George" and I'd be nothing but supportive.  These terms you've provided, and the rationale behind each one, are excellent!

  So, do these look okay?
Eyeyolk (for retina; Santharians believe the eyeyolk feeds the eye, just as the yolk in eyren feeds the chick)
Portals (for pupils)
Eyetreddle (for optic nerve; Santharians believe the eyetreddle anchors the eyeyolk to the eye)
Ethernut (for prostate; the name derives from Etherus, God of Passion)


**WARNING: Another 'naughty' word coming.  Kids under 13, find another link to click on!









 
  Here's a suggestion:
Rearguard, or Gnomish 'Vinduin' (lit. "window") (for anus)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 25 June 2012, 14:42:50
(bumpsies)


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 16 August 2012, 01:34:27
I can see this will clearly need anatomical illustrations.  Since I am by no means an illustrator, can anyone suggest an artist I could commission to draw these body parts?  Any suggestions would be most helpful!


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 16 August 2012, 06:13:21
Kelancy, I think you got already somebody....  (not me!)

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You could count me in for some more anatomical illustrations, too...

*points at the masterwork thread*


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 16 August 2012, 22:20:43
You are absolutely correct, as always, Talia. I didn't want to presume, but I would love it if our resident Masterbard has time and energy enough to ply her artistic skill to the body parts! I hope she may, I hope she might lend her prowess, that it may look right! :cool:


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Kelancey the Green on 17 August 2012, 05:03:01
Edits made today in yellow:

Cudgel bone for humerus
8 Fetlock bones for carpal bones of wrist
5 Gemelus bones for metacarpal bones of hand

Does anyone know of a pair of twins that I could name the radius & ulna bones after?

EDIT: Radius named 'fore bone', ulna named 'styloid bone'
Mallet & anvil bones for talus and calcaneus
Dedons named for toes


Title: Re: Name the body parts--Please contribute!
Post by: Bard Judith on 21 August 2012, 16:58:09
'Tinglebone', 'armcap', and 'armknee' for the elbow/elbow joint?
'Kickbone', 'kneecap', and 'legshield' for, well, the kneecap?

'Tarn' is a dark pool of water.  'Eyetarn' might well be another lovely word for the pupil of the eye.

Spine, backbone, tailbone, peakbones all feasible for the spine - perhaps 'spine-tendon', 'spine-rope' or 'Lord-Nerve' for the spinal cord?  We should certainly have a sense of its importance to the functioning of the body.

Sternum have a name yet?  Writing late and too lazy/tired to look it up.  How about 'breast-bone', 'chest-plate', 'gullet-plate', 'lung armour', or something similar?   And while I have always loved the xiphoid process as a name, I think we'd better give it an alternate:   breastbone tail, breast-crest... oooh, just thought! In birds that area is called the 'keel', like on a boat!  Wouldn't that be perfect for the sternum?  'Keelbone'.... oh yeah...

Similarly, the rostrum of the nose (I think that's correct) could be the 'skull prow' or 'prowbone' and the cartilaginous rest of the nose the 'prow fender' or 'prowpad'.    Perhaps just as we have 'bone' as a common denominator in these names, cartilage would also have its own distinguishing name, a sort of rubbery one...

Ok, too tired for more creativity tonight.  See if any of those are useful, do!