English-Rikchik Dictionary

An index by English gloss to readings, compounds, and idioms.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Above
Above
Above 

V: Above
Across
Across
Across 

V: To be across something, or to cross something. In math, the square root operation.
After
After
After 

V: After
All
All
All 

R: Everyone.
T: Everything.
M: All, Every.
I: Infinity.
Angry
Angry
Angry 

I: The emotion of anger.
Around
Around
Around 

V: Around
Art
Art
Art 

T: Tangible, immobile art.
V: Artistic creation.
I: Intangible art.
Award


Front-N-Qualityrec-0 Flower-I-End-1 ( Award )

T: An award or any recognition for excelling in a contest, such as a race.

B

Base


Fight-N-Agentrec-0 Home-I-End-1 ( Base )

P: A military base.
Beach
Beach
Beach 

P: Beach
Beast
Beast
Beast 

R: A lumpy-beast (glaebifer vastitaticolus), a mountain/forest creature that resembles a lumpy globe with a tentacle coming out of each lump (98 tentacles total), with a single forward-facing eye and a rear-facing mouth.
Big
Big
Big 

M: Big
Block


Number-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Block )

I: A unit of time equal to 23 rikchik days, or 21.5 Earth days.
M: About as old as a block.
Book
Book
Book 

T: Book
Bouncer
Bouncer
Bouncer 

R: A bouncer (prosaltor ferox) a carnivore which has a long body ending in a mouth, a eye on a finlike appendage above the body, six powerful straight jumping legs, and a flat tail it uses for guidance. It hunts in the grasslands and lower mountains.
V: To jump; to bounce.
M: Fast.
Box
Box
Box 

I: In math, a polygon.

C

Cave


Rock-N-Includes-0 Mouth-I-End-1 ( Cave )

P: Cave
Change
Change
Change 

V: Change
Chaos
Chaos
Chaos 

I: Chaos
Child
Child
Child 

R: A child.
V: To give birth; to begin to do something.
Chimp
Chimp
Chimp 

R: A chimp (ilpes arborealis), a forest-dwelling creature that resembles a rikchik but has a non-shperical globe.
Choice
Choice
Choice 

R: One of a selection of animate entities (often translated "Or").
T: One of a selection of inanimate entities (often translated "Or").
V: Make a choice.
Circle
Circle
Circle 

V: In math, multiplying a number by itself.
City


Home-N-Includesrec-0 Circle-I-End-1 ( City )

P: A city.
Cloth
Cloth
Cloth 

T: Cloth
Cloud


Sky-N-Includes-0 Rock-I-End-1 ( Cloud )

R: Cloud
Contributor
Contributor
Contributor 

R: One of the non-Parent sources of genetic material to a child in rikchik-like reproduction. (Rikchiks and other animals in the rikchik biosphere reproduce by having some number N (at least 1) of Contributors each provide 1/2N of their genes to a child, while the Parent provides the remaining half and gives birth to the child.)
V: To take the Contributor role in rikchik-like reproduction; more generally, to contribute something to a common pool.
I: Mathematical multiplication. Multiply
Crab
Crab
Crab 

R: Crabs are small water animals that have a top-mounted eye, a bottom-mounted mouth, and seven small, stubby legs surrounding the mouth.
Crawler
Crawler
Crawler 

R: The grass-crawler has a small body with a front-facing mouth, seven long, flat legs, and an eye on a very long stalk that allows it to see over the tall grasses that it lives in.
Crystal
Crystal
Crystal 

M: Tasting like crystal (analog to sweet).
Cycle


Circle-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Cycle )

I: A unit of time equal to 64 or 65 years, or 80 Earth years. One orbit of Friend Sun (Alpha Centauri B) around Sun (Alpha Centauri A).
M: About as old as a cycle.

D

Day


Sun-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Day )

I: A unit of time equal to 14 fire-spans, or 22.45 Earth hours. One rikchik planetary day.
M: About as old as a day.
Dead
Dead
Dead 

V: To die; to kill; to stop doing.
P: North.
Desert


Fire-N-Patientrec-0 Ground-I-End-1 ( Desert )

P: Desert
Diameter


Across-N-Quality-0 Long-I-End-1 ( Diameter )

I: Diameter
Disgust
Disgust
Disgust 

I: The emotion of disgust.
Displacement
Displacement
Displacement 

I: Displacement
Door
Door
Door 

T: A door.
M: Open
Dragon
Dragon
Dragon 

R: A dragon, a mythical creature. Dragons are said to be like sky-fish, but colored like sunsets or storms instead of blue sky, and with a large spike above their eye. They are said to reside inside storms and to send down lightning.

E

Eastern-North


Sun-N-Quality-0 Dead-I-End-1 ( Eastern-North )

P: Eastern-North: the direction 1/3 of the way from North to East.
Eastern-South


Sun-N-Quality-0 God-I-End-1 ( Eastern-South )

P: Eastern-South: the direction 1/3 of the way from South to East.
Electricity


Dragon-N-Source-0 Magic-I-End-1 ( Electricity )

I: Electricity.
Emotion
Emotion
Emotion 

I: Emotion
Exchange
Exchange
Exchange 

T: Currency.
V: The act of exchanging objects with someone; buying; barter.
Eye
Eye
Eye 

R: An eye.
V: To see.
P: West.

F

Faerie
Faerie
Faerie 

R: Faerie
Fear
Fear
Fear 

I: The emotion of fear.
Fight
Fight
Fight 

V: Fight
Fire
Fire
Fire 

R: Fire
Fire-span


Fire-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Fire-span )

I: A unit of time equal to 49 water-spans, or 96 Earth minutes.
M: About as old as a fire-span.
Fish
Fish
Fish 

R: Fish is a general term for a family of similar-looking sea and water creatures. They all have a flattish, conical head/body, which bears a forward-facing eye and a downward-facing mouth, which is surrounded by extremely strong dangling tentacles. Fish have control over their buoyancy, like a submarine. Fish eat sea plants, minerals, and small water animals. They are representatives of the most primitive animals on the rikchik homeworld to be able to eat minerals.
Five
Five
Five 

I: Five The number Five.
Flower
Flower
Flower 

T: A flower.
M: Color, colorful.
Forest


Seven-N-Quality-0 Tree-I-End-1 ( Forest )

P: Forest, grove.
Four
Four
Four 

I: Four
Friend
Friend
Friend 

R: Friend
Front
Front
Front 

V: Front
Fruit
Fruit
Fruit 

R: Fruit or vegetables on the vine.
T: Picked fruit or vegetable.
V: To create.
M: Magenta and other reddish purples.

G

Gather
Gather
Gather 

R: A collection of animate entities (often translated "And").
T: A collection of things (often translated "And").
V: To gather.
I: Mathematical addition. Add
Gear
Gear
Gear 

R: A gear in a machine.
T: A disconnected gear.
Give
Give
Give 

T: A given object; a gift.
V: To transfer something from one entity to another; to give; to take; to allow to do.
I: Mathematical subtraction. Subtract
Glass
Glass
Glass 

M: Transparent.
Globe
Globe
Globe 

R: The globe of a rikchik body.
T: A dead globe; a spherical thing.
God
God
God 

R: A god; usually one of the Seven Gods.
P: South.
Grass
Grass
Grass 

T: Grass; a blade of grass.
M: Yellow.
I: A unit of length, nicknamed a 'blade', about 9.5 inches or 24 centimeters.
Great Cycle


Big-N-Quality-0 Circle-N-Instrument-1 Span-I-End-1 ( Great Cycle )

I: A unit of time equal to 7 cycles, 472 rikchik years, or 560 Earth years.
M: About as old as a great cycle.
Greater roller


Big-N-Quality-0 Roller-I-End-1 ( Greater roller )

R: A greater roller (sphaera major) is a mammoth-sized roller which eats trees and boulders in grasslands, forests, canyons, and foothills.
Ground
Ground
Ground 

T: Ground or earth.
M: Red. Also includes orange.
P: Land; down.
I: Mathematical area.

H

Hail
Hail
Hail 

T: A small rock, such as the ones thrown to get someone's attention.
V: To get the attention of someone facing another direction by throwing a small rock at them; more generally, to throw.
I: A unit of length, nicknamed a 'throw', 21 'reaches' long. About 40 yards or 35 meters.
Happy
Happy
Happy 

V: Enjoying.
I: The emotion of happiness.
Hat
Hat
Hat 

T: Hat
Have
Have
Have 

V: To have; to be able to do
Hill


Big-N-Quality-0 Ground-I-End-1 ( Hill )

T: Hill
Home
Home
Home 

R: A family or household. Specifically, its adult members.
T: A house, in the sense of an object.
V: To marry, either creating a new family or adding one or more members to an existing family. Marry
M: Comfortable.
P: A house, in the sense of a place.
I: The idea of home or marriage.
Human
Human
Human 

R: A human being (homo sapiens); occasionally the human being spoken to (parallel to Rikchik-R). In some contexts, any alien.
I: Human culture and terrestrial biology in general.

I

Ice


Crystal-N-Quality-0 Water-I-End-1 ( Ice )

T: Ice.
Insect
Insect
Insect 

R: Miscellaneous small annoying animals. None have wings, though a few can glide on leaves or are naturally buoyant.
Island


Water-N-Includes-0 Ground-I-End-1 ( Island )

P: An island.

J

Junction
Junction
Junction 

T: Junction

K

L

Leader
Leader
Leader 

R: A leader.
V: To lead or be led.
Learn
Learn
Learn 

V: To learn; to teach.
Lens


Change-N-Patientrec-0 Glass-I-End-1 ( Lens )

T: A lens.
Lesser roller


Small-N-Quality-0 Roller-I-End-1 ( Lesser roller )

R: A lesser roller (sphaera minor) is a rodent-sized roller which eats grass and pebbles in grasslands and forests.
Lightning


Dragon-N-Source-0 Fire-I-End-1 ( Lightning )

R: Lightning.
Long
Long
Long 

I: Length; in math, a 1-dimensional measurement.
Love
Love
Love 

V: To love, to be attracted to.
I: Feelings of love; in scientific contexts, gravity.

M

Machine
Machine
Machine 

R: Machine
Magic
Magic
Magic 

I: Magic
Magnetism


Metal-N-Quality-0 Love-I-End-1 ( Magnetism )

I: Magnetism; magnetic attraction.
Me
Me
Me 

R: The speaker or writer.
P: Here.
I: Now.
Metal
Metal
Metal 

M: Reflective.
Mountain


Sky-N-Includes-0 Ground-I-End-1 ( Mountain )

P: Mountain
Mouth
Mouth
Mouth 

R: Mouth
Move
Move
Move 

T: A vehicle.
V: To move.
P: A path or road.
I: A unit of length, nicknamed a 'walk', 1372 'throws' long. About 30 miles or 50 km.

N

Nation


Home-N-Includesrec-0 Home-I-End-1 ( Nation )

R: A nation or country.
New


Zero-N-Quality-0 Span-I-End-1 ( New )

M: New.
I: No amount of time, an instant.
Night
Night
Night 

M: Dark; Black.
I: Night.
Ninja
Ninja
Ninja 

R: Ninja
Northern-East


Dead-N-Quality-0 Sun-I-End-1 ( Northern-East )

P: Northern-East: the direction 1/3 of the way from East to North.
Northern-West


Dead-N-Quality-0 Eye-I-End-1 ( Northern-West )

P: Northern-West: the direction 1/3 of the way from West to North.
Number
Number
Number 

I: Number

O

One
One
One 

I: One

P

Pain
Pain
Pain 

I: Pain
Paint
Paint
Paint 

T: Globe-paint (the primary rikchik form of adornment).
Parent
Parent
Parent 

R: Parent
Perimeter


Around-N-Quality-0 Long-I-End-1 ( Perimeter )

I: Perimeter
Pi


Around-N-Quality-0 Number-I-End-1 ( Pi )

I: The ratio between a circle's perimeter and its diameter: approximately 3.1 or 30.663652.
Planet


Big-N-Quality-0 Ground-N-Instrument-0 Globe-I-End-2 ( Planet )

P: A planet, as a location.
R: A planet, as an object in the sky.
Play


Chaos-N-Agentrec-0 Work-I-End-1 ( Play )

V: To play.
I: A game.
T: The physical objects involved in a game.
Play
Play
Play 

V: Play
Pulser
Pulser
Pulser 

R: Pulsers are small ocean animals with a mouth at one end, an eye at the other, and nothing much in between. They wriggle through water with a pulsing motion. They are commonly believed to be some of the most primitive animals on the planet.

Q

R

Rail
Rail
Rail 

T: A rail line.
V: To travel by rail.
Rain


Sky-N-Source-0 Water-I-End-1 ( Rain )

T: Rain.
Reading-Lens


Book-N-Instrument-0 Glass-I-End-1 ( Reading-Lens )

T: A reading-lens (a foot-wide lens used to read small print).
Rectangle


Four-N-Instrument-0 Box-I-End-1 ( Rectangle )

I: Rectangle
Repulsion
Repulsion
Repulsion 

T: Repulsion
Rikchik
Rikchik
Rikchik 

R: A rikchik (ilpes sapiens); generically, any thinking creature; occasionally, the entity being spoken to or the entity reading the text.
T: A dead rikchik.
M: Green.
I: Mainstream Rikchik culture, including the Rikchik language and Heptatheism.
River


Water-N-Patient-0 Move-I-End-1 ( River )

P: A stream or river.
Rock
Rock
Rock 

T: Rock
Rock-span


Rock-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Rock-span )

I: A unit of time equal to 2.4 Earth seconds.
M: About as old as a rock-span.
Roller
Roller
Roller 

R: Rollers (sphaera sphaera) are spherical creatures, with 98 small tentacles all over their body. The rikchik-sized rollers eat grass, bushes, and rocks in the grasslands.

S

Sad
Sad
Sad 

I: The emotion of sadness.
Season


Grass-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Season )

I: Season (usually one of 3: Flower Season, Fire Season, or Sleep Season)
Sequence
Sequence
Sequence 

I: A sequence of events.
Seven
Seven
Seven 

I: Seven
Share
Share
Share 

V: Share.
M: Equal
I: Mathematical division. Divide
Shield
Shield
Shield 

V: To protect.
Shoe
Shoe
Shoe 

T: Shoe
Short
Short
Short 

V: Short
Sibling
Sibling
Sibling 

R: Sibling
Similar
Similar
Similar 

V: To be similar to, to resemble in some way
Six
Six
Six 

I: Six
Sky
Sky
Sky 

T: The sky.
M: Blue. Also includes turquoise, cyan, and bluish purples.
P: Up.
Sky-fish


Sky-N-Instrument-0 Fish-I-End-1 ( Sky-fish )

R: The sky-fish is a large animal that resembles a hot-air balloon. It floats in the sky, mostly living on insects, and occasionally drifting down to eat foliage and gnaw on mountain peaks.
Sleep
Sleep
Sleep 

V: To sleep.
P: Nowhere, as a direction.
Small
Small
Small 

V: Small
Snow


Sleep-N-Patientrec-0 Water-I-End-1 ( Snow )

T: Snow.
Sound
Sound
Sound 

I: Sound
Southern-East


God-N-Quality-0 Sun-I-End-1 ( Southern-East )

P: Southern-East: the direction 1/3 of the way from East to South.
Southern-West


God-N-Quality-0 Eye-I-End-1 ( Southern-West )

P: Southern-West: the direction 1/3 of the way from West to South.
Span
Span
Span 

M: Being as old as the span.
I: A length of time.
Spot
Spot
Spot 

T: Spot
Star


Small-N-Quality-0 Sun-I-End-1 ( Star )

T: A star.
Storm


Dragon-N-Qualityrec-0 Sky-I-End-1 ( Storm )

R: A storm.
I: Stormy weather.
Stroke
Stroke
Stroke 

V: Stroke
Sun
Sun
Sun 

R: A sun (usually Alpha Centauri A).
M: Bright; White.
P: East.
I: Warmth, heat.
Sunrise


Sun-N-Patient-0 Door-I-End-1 ( Sunrise )

V: Sunrise, Dawn.
Sunset


Sun-N-Patient-0 Sleep-I-End-1 ( Sunset )

V: Sunset, Dusk
Surprise
Surprise
Surprise 

I: The emotion of surprise.
Swamp


Water-N-Includesrec-0 Ground-I-End-1 ( Swamp )

P: Swamp, wetlands.
Symbol


Art-N-Quality-0 Word-I-End-1 ( Symbol )

I: Symbol

T

Talk
Talk
Talk 

V: To talk, to say.
Tentacle
Tentacle
Tentacle 

R: A tentacle or other extremity of a living creature (such as an arm or tail).
T: A dead tentacle or other extremity of an inanimate object (such as a leaf or an outcropping).
V: To touch or point at something.
I: A unit of length, nicknamed a 'reach', 7 'blades' long. About 5.5 feet or 1.6 meters.
Thing
Thing
Thing 

R: Someone.
T: Something.
V: Act in some way.
P: Somewhere.
Think
Think
Think 

V: To think.
I: Thought.
Three
Three
Three 

I: Three
Toddler
Toddler
Toddler 

R: A toddler is a small animal with a simple body supported by seven spindly legs, a front-mounted mouth, and an eye on a stalk.
Town


Seven-N-Quality-0 Home-I-End-1 ( Town )

P: A town.
Tree
Tree
Tree 

R: Tree
Two
Two
Two 

I: Two

U

V

Volcano


Fire-N-Sourcerec-0 Rock-N-Includes-0 Mouth-I-End-2 ( Volcano )

P: Volcano

W

Want
Want
Want 

V: To want something; to want to do something.
I: The emotion of desire.
Warmth


Sun-N-Source-0 Happy-I-End-1 ( Warmth )

I: Warmth, pleasant heat, temperature.
Water
Water
Water 

M: Liquid.
Water-span


Water-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Water-span )

I: A unit of time equal to 49 rock-spans, or 118 earth seconds.
M: About as old as a water-span.
Water-toddler


Water-N-Instrument-0 Toddler-I-End-1 ( Water-toddler )

R: The water-toddler is a relative of the toddler. It is a water creature with a bottom-mounted mouth.
Week


Seven-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Week )

I: A unit of time equal to 7 rikchik days, or 6.5 Earth days.
M: About as old as a week.
Weekday


Tentacle-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Weekday )

I: A named day of the week.
Western-North


Eye-N-Quality-0 Dead-I-End-1 ( Western-North )

P: Western-North: the direction 1/3 of the way from North to West.
Western-South


Eye-N-Quality-0 God-I-End-1 ( Western-South )

P: Western-South: the direction 1/3 of the way from South to West.
What
What
What 

R: Who.
T: What.
P: Where.
Wheel


Ground-N-Patient-0 Gear-I-End-1 ( Wheel )

R: (post-Contact) A wheel.
Wind
Wind
Wind 

R: Wind.
Word
Word
Word 

T: A printed or otherwise physical word.
I: A word.
Work
Work
Work 

M: Strong (able to perform actions).

X

Y

Year


Tree-N-Instrument-0 Span-I-End-1 ( Year )

I: A unit of time equal to 21 blocks or 483 days (plus a leap day every 19 years) or 1.24 Earth years. One rikchik planetary year.
M: About as old as a year.

Z

Zero
Zero
Zero 

V: To do nothing, to not do something. Often used as part of the "please" construction.