By Xah Lee. Date:

Lojban Vocabulary: Body Parts

general

xadni
x1 is a/the body/corpus/corpse of x2; (adjective:) x1 is corporal/corporeal
rango
x1 is a/the body organ [body-part] of body/species x2 performing function x3

large sections

stedu
x1 is a/the head [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: uppermost portion]
cutne
x1 is a/the chest/thorax/upper trunk/[rib cage/breast] [body-part] of x2
betfu
x1 is a/the abdomen/belly/lower trunk [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: midsection]
cnebo
x1 is a/the neck [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: a relatively narrow point]
tatru
x1 is a/the breast/mammary/teat [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: projection providing liquid]
birka
x1 is a/the arm [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: branch with strength]
tuple
x1 is a/the leg [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: supporting branch]
zargu
x1 is a/the buttock(s)/arse/rear/seat [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: rounded surface, support]
janco
x1 is a/the shoulder/hip/joint [body-part] attaching limb/extremity x2 to body x3
cidni
x1 is a/the knee/elbow/knuckle [hinged joint, body-part] of limb x2 of body x3
xance
x1 is a/the hand [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: manipulating tool, waldo]
jamfu
x1 is a/the foot [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: lowest portion] (adjective:) x1 is pedal
rebla
x1 is a/the tail/appendix [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: trailing, following portion/appendage]
nalci
x1 is a/the wing [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: lateral supporting surface]

details

degji
x1 is a/the finger/digit/toe [body-part] on limb/body site x2 of body x3; [metaphor: peninsula]
tamji
x1 is a/the thumb/big toe [body-part] on limb x2 of x3; [metaphor based on relative shape]
denci
x1 is a/the tooth [body-part] of x2; (adjective:) x1 is dental
xedja
x1 is a/the jaw [body-part] of x2

internal

risna
x1 is a/the heart [body-part] of x2; [emotional/shape metaphors are NOT culturally neutral]
sluji
x1 is a/the muscle [body-part] controlling x2, of body x3; [metaphor: tools of physical power]
besna
x1 is a/the brain [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: intelligence, mental control]
bongu
x1 is a/the bone/ivory [body-part], performing function x2 in body of x3; [metaphor: calcium]
canti
x1 is a/the gut(s)/entrails/intestines/viscera/innards/digestive system [body-part] of x2
cigla
x1 is a/the gland [body-part] secreting x2, of body x3; x2 is a secretion of x1
galxe
x1 is a/the throat/gullet [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: narrow(ing) opening of a deep hole]
fepri
x1 is a/the lung [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: breathing/respiratory apparatus/bellows]
livga
x1 is a/the liver [body-part] of x2
nirna
x1 is a nerve/neuron [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: information/control network connection]

sexual

vibna
x1 is a/the vagina [body-part] of x2
vlagi
x1 is a/the vulva [body-part] of x2
plibu
x1 is a/the pubic area/external genitalia [body-part] of x2
ganti
x1 is a/the testes/ovary/testicle/scrotum/balls/gonad/stamen/pistil [body-part] of x2, gender x3
ganxo
x1 is a/the anus/anal orifice/asshole/arsehole [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: exit, waste exit]
pinji
x1 is a/the clitoris/penis [projecting reproductive organ; body-part] of x2
gutra
x1 is a/the womb/uterus [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: nourishing, protective, giving birth]

outer growth

jgalu
x1 is a/the claw/nail/talon [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: pointed, penetrating, physical weapon]
jirna
x1 is a/the horn [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: pointed extremity]
kerfa
x1 is a/the hair/fur [body-part] of x2 at body location x3
pimlu
x1 is a/the feather/plume(s)/plumage [body-part] of animal/species x2
sufti
x1 is a/the hoof [body-part] of x2

things on face

flira
x1 is a/the face [head/body-part] of x2; (adjective:) x1 is facial
mebri
x1 is a/the brow/forehead [projecting flat/smooth head/body-part] of x2
kanla
x1 is a/the eye [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: sensory apparatus]; (adjective:) x1 is ocular
kerlo
x1 is a/the ear [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: sensory apparatus, information gathering]
nazbi
x1 is the nose [body-part] of x2 with nostril(s)/nasal passage(s) x3; [metaphor: protrusion]
moklu
x1 is a/the mouth/oral cavity [body-part] of x2; (metaphor: entrance/intake for consumption)
ctebi
x1 is a/the lip [body-part]/rim of orifice x2 of body x3; (adjective:) x1 is labial
tance
x1 is a/the tongue [body-part] of x2; (metaphor: similar to nazbi, tamji, degji)