Farscape Encyclopedia Project

The following is general list of the slang, terms and lexicon of Farscape, placed in one convenient and relatively easy to search page. Each word will have its own individual page, all of which will be linked as we expand the site. Warning: some entries contain harsh language.



altex: noun

Alloway, Masata

  • Greeting used by the Acquarans.
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

ammiox: noun


  • Leviathan organ system. Produces amnexus fluid that can be used as an environment for laundering clothes. The amnexus fluids are known to freeze in elderly Leviathans.
  • 2.02 "Vitas Mortis"


  • Measurement of time, roughly equivalent to an hour.

aura morph: noun


barken: noun

  • Hynerian animal
  • "Like a barken out of hezmana" appears to be a direct equivalent to the expression "like a bat out of hell"
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

bartantic: adjective

  • Adjective with a mild negative connotation. Likely something along the lines of "dumb", "stubborn", or "obnoxious".
  • 3.06 "Eat Me"

bassim oil: noun

Blenirian grain: noun

  • a grain which used to grow on Sykar before the harvest of the Tannot root took over
  • 1.06 Thank God It's Friday... Again
verb – "relax"

blotching: adv/intensifier

bonosphere: noun

  • The outer layer of some atmospheres, such as Kanvia's.
  • 3.07 "Thanks for Sharing"

borderwarks: noun

  • tears, waterworks
  • as in: "Toad, what's with the borderwarks?" Chiana to Rygel who is crying since he has a chemical imbalance after the transfer of Aeryn Sun's baby out of his body, akin to post-partum depression
  • Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2

brandaar tile: noun

brocus seed: noun


cacking: verb

  • Dying. Slang analogous to "croaking" or "kicking the bucket". Chiana uses this term when explaining to Ka D'Argo about the death of another, as in: "Crichton... We ah... we don't know what to tell him about the guy cacking."
  • (3.2 "Suns and Lovers")

caftan: noun

  • a long robe; this term was used by Chiana.
  • Example: "Keep it in your caftan."
  • 1.20 "The Hidden Memory"

calcivore: noun

chakan oil (or chakkan oil): noun

chelsik fire hose: noun

  • presumably a hose which shoots liquid, or possibly flames, with great power
  • as in: "We couldn't have got you off of each other with a chelsik fire hose?" Rygel
  • (Peacekeeper Wars 1)

cholian curd salad: noun

clorium: element

  • One of the six cargos Leviathans are forbidden from carrying, because it has a numbing effect on them.
  • an atmospherically induced isotope of twinium.
  • (1.2 "I, E.T.")

coldivara: noun

  • a lush plant which used to grow on Sykar before the harvest of the Tannot root took over
  • 1.06 Thank God It's Friday... Again

commerce planet: noun

  • the term used to describe any planet on which trade or bartering occurs, and where supplies may be bought
  • first appearance in (1.1 "Premiere")

contala tea: noun

Corvinium: noun

  • presumably an element or precious metal of some value, it comes in various purities
  • It is demanded by the Tavleks as a ransom for Rygel
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

crank: adv/intensifier

  • mild Zenetan expeltive
  • as in: "They blasted the crank out of me!"
  • (1.13 "The Flax")

cycle: noun

  • measurement of time; app. one standard Earth year (365 days)
  • as in: "I have spent 8 degrading cycles aboard this ship and now I am finally liberated." Ka D'Argo to John Crichton
  • first appearance in (1.1 "Premiere")


Nebari adjective – "cool"

das-trak krjtor: intensifer

Dench: noun

  • Unit of measurement
  • as in: "I want a three point grid of every square dench of this asteroid."
  • (1.21 "Bone To Be Wild")

Dominar: noun

  • title for the "Emperor-King" of the Hynerian Empire, such as Rygel XVI.
  • first appearance in (1.1 "Premiere")
  • As in, "You're a Dominar - it has to count for something!" - Stark, (Peacekeeper Wars: Part 1)
adjective – "best", "wild", or "rad"

draz: expletive

drannit: adjective

  • Sebacean slang for a part of the anatomy, often used as an insult. Rough equivalent to the derogatory term "bastard", or "asshole."
  • as in: "You are such a Drannit."
  • (3.08 "Green Eyed Monster")

dren: noun

drexim: noun

  • Synaptic fluid naturally occurring in Leviathan conduits, bearing some similarity to adrenaline in humans. If it becomes acidic, it may erode conduit seals and spill into the ship's atmosphere in gaseous form. Drexim vapours appear to affect different life-forms differently.
  • 3.12 "Meltdown"

driblocks: noun

  • a derogatory term, roughly equivalent to slut, as in: "Get your own fantasy, driblocks, they're having my baby." - Rygel to Jool
  • (Peacekeeper Wars: Part 1)

dredgenaut: noun

  • a derogatory term
  • possibly of Nebari origin
  • as in: "We can take those dredgenauts on." - Chiana referring to the Scarran soldiers marching by, from whom the group is hiding.
  • (Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2)


eema: noun

  • meaning backside
  • Luxan origin
  • as in: "You are a real pain in the eema!" -D'Argo
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

etal cavity: noun

  • a Leviathan's very first neural cell, the etal cavity is a particularly rich source of high quality toubray tissue. Once the etal cavity has been severed, the Leviathan's Pilot and all its functions will cease to operate
  • 4.01 "Crichton Kicks"


fahrbot: adjective

  • crazy; insane; potty; mad; nutso; demented
  • Hynerian word, see also magra-fahrbot
  • 1.11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear"
  • 1.19 "Nerve"
  • "The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 2" (Chiana to D'Argo: "Stark went completely fahrbot when he heard that the Scarrans blew the hezmana out of the Eidilons.")

fahzbot: adjective

  • see fahrbot
  • "The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 1" (Chiana to Stark: "What is it exactly about these guys that makes you so fahzbot?")


  • Hynerian swearword and insult

farko: noun

  • Analogous to 'hogwash'. Jool says "Well, need I say more? If you learned about it in military school, it's certain to be farko."
  • 3.05 "... Different Destinations"

fek: noun

  • Multi-usage Nebari word, not easily translated
  • probably ass or asshole
  • Often used as "fekface"
  • 3.06 "Eat Me"

fekkik (or fekik): noun

  • stupid waif; naive fool; dipshit
  • Nebari word used by Chiana when she saw Jool being "milked" for freslin
  • 3.13 "Scratch 'n' Sniff"
  • 4.09 "A Perfect Murder"

fellip: noun

  • creature on Tarsis. Its nectar is used to make an alcoholic drink resembling beer.
  • 1.16 "A Human Reaction"

fellip nectar: noun

  • alcoholic drink made with the nectar of the fellip
  • 1.16 "A Human Reaction"

Festival of Pedrark: noun

  • a Luxan festival
  • celebrated once each cycle
  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist"

filgran: noun

  • a blooming Delvian plant
  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist"

flibisk: noun

  • A small ten-legged creature. Delicious when prepared right and very disagreeable if prevented from mating.
  • D'Argo to Crichton: "If you're going to be as sour as an unmated flibisk, I will go away."
  • 3.11 "Incubator"

flot: noun

  • a unit of length that may be roughly equivalent to a centimetre or an inch
  • 4.05 "Promises"

food cube: noun

  • Compact cubes (made from animal, vegetable, and mineral substances) which are sustaining, if not palatable, to many life forms.
  • 1.01 "Premiere" (first appearance)

frak: verb

  • screw; bugger; colloquially, disregard, as in "Frak your father."
  • Sheyang term
  • 1.07 "PK Tech Girl"

frangle: noun

  • an engine part (possibly nonexistent) mentioned by Furlow
  • as in: "Maybe an ionised frangle, as well - shouldn't be too tough to fix."
  • 1.11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear"

frell: noun, verb, interjection

  • The most well-known Farscape word, used as a replacement for the coarse Anglo-Saxon monosyllable indicating sexual intercourse, both directly and idiomatically.
  • As in: "Frell you" or "I want this miracle of life the frell out of me" - Peacekeeper Wars 1
  • Sebacean word
  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist" (first appearance)

frellwit: noun

  • idiot; foolish or brainless person; shit-for-brains
  • Sebacean variant
  • 4.06 "Natural Election"

frellnik: noun

  • something that smells FOUL
  • The precise meaning of this word is uncertain but its Sebacean root "frell" leads to some spunky speculation about its meaning
  • 3.16 "Revenging Angel"

freslin: noun

  • an attractant drug; a powerful aphrodisiac known to affect several different races that occurs in at least two varieties. One variety, when ingested, makes others seem more attractive to the user.
  • A second variety causes the user to emit pheromones and to appear differently to others. This effect is called an aura morph.
  • Freslin is made using material extracted from the senil gland (found in most sentient species).
  • 3.13 "Scratch 'n' Sniff"

frodank: adjective

  • wonky; stupid; ridiculous, as in "your frodank idea"

froonium drive (or froon): noun

  • Nonexistent part (or substance) of a Prowler, mentioned by Chiana in an attempt to speak techno-babble intended to sound "Star Trek"-ish.
  • 1.19 "Nerve"
  • In 3.16 "Revenging Angel", froonium is featured as an explosive substance in Crichton's fever dream. Whether the material is real and explosive, or it's just a fantasy, is unknown.

frotash: adjective or noun

  • type of Luxan garden that D'Argo would like to plant
  • 1.06 "Thank God It's Friday ... Again"
a refreshing beverage

froth mouth: noun

  • someone who is frothing at the mouth; a lunatic
  • as in: "Some froth-mouth with a metal eye shut off all the lights." - Chiana
  • 1.15 "Durka Returns"


galarion scale: noun

  • a temperature scale similar to Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • as in: "We've taken him to 105 below the galarion frost point." - Pilot to Aeryn
  • 1.06 "Thank God It's Friday ... Again"

gappa: noun

  • a vector on a spatial grid, defined as by longitude and latitude

garanta's brax: noun

  • rat's ass; something worthless
  • possibly a Hynerian term
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

garbologist: noun

  • Staanz's profession
  • a connoisseur of things other people throw out; collectors for a profit
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

garda: noun

  • Clansmen colloquialism for male (with a bit of attitude)
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

gavork: noun

  • an aromatic medicinal herb, prized and used in dried form by Zhaan
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

Gelft sty: noun

  • mess; although the meaning of gelft is uncertain, this parallels "pig sty"

geometric pregnancy: noun

  • a result of genetic modifications to the Sebacean physiology of soldiers bred into a battle unit; pregnancy is accelerated so that Peacekeepers are not out of service long term.
  • "It's a geometric pregnancy... We will be having it sooner than you think... Essentially we are going to be parents in a matter of solar days." - Aeryn
  • "The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 1"

Glendian pleasure vessel: noun

  • a ship on which passengers come and go at will and are treated well
  • as in: "Has Moya turned into a Glendian pleasure vessel now?" - Rygel
  • 1.15 "Durka Returns"

gletch: noun

  • Likely another substitute for "hell". Possibly milder than "hezmana".
  • Rygel: "What the gletch is happening?"
  • 3.12 "Meltdown"
Title of the leader of the Acquarans

greebo/greebol: noun

  • fool; tyro; ninny; idiot; silly person; dipshit
  • Nebari word
  • as in: "Why do I always get stuck with the greebols that don't have any plan?" - Chiana
  • 1.15 "Durka Returns"

grezz conductor: noun

  • engine part (possibly nonexistent)
  • as in "A blown grezz conductor is my guess."
  • 1.11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear"

grimmit: noun

  • chicken; wimp; person lacking bravery
  • Raxil called Ka D'Argo a grimmit when he didn't want to use a Hangi.
  • 3.13 "Scratch 'N' Sniff"

gris: noun

  • crap; similar to dren, as in "we beat the gris out of him"
  • Nebari word
  • 1.17 "Through the Looking Glass"

grolack (crispy grolack): noun

  • a feast item or foodstuff
  • first appearance in 1.22 "Family Ties"
  • 4.04 "Lava's a Many Splendored Thing"

grolash: noun

  • moron; fool; idiot; a mild insult

grot: noun

  • drudge; military "grunt"; dogsbody; with a touch of idiot/imbecile
  • possible Sebacean word
  • as in "This is grot's work." - Aeryn
  • 1.07 "PK Tech Girl"

grotless: adjective

  • witless; as in "I'm scared grotless."
  • Nebari term
  • 1.17 "Through the Looking Glass"


hamman: noun

  • starboard (the right-hand side of a ship when facing forward)
  • opposite of treblin side
  • 1.18 "A Bug's Life"

hazmot: noun

  • equivalent to bitch
  • Example: "You son of a hazmot."
  • Likely a Luxan word
  • 2.09 "Out of Their Minds"

heat delirium: noun

  • a debilitating (but nonlethal) reaction that Sebaceans have to prolonged exposure to heat. It can quickly cause Living Death (a perpetual catatonic state) if left untreated.
  • as the cells overheat, the nervous system shuts down, first the short term memory is lost, then motor functions, and the last to go is long term memory
  • 1.03 "Exodus from Genesis"

henta: noun

  • a small unit of linear distance; about an inch
  • Hynerian word

hepatian minced stew: noun

  • a feast item
  • prepared by Chiana since it is a favored dish of the crew
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

hetch: adjective

  • either a unit or a description of speed;
  • as in "Leading to our current maximum speed which is barely hetch 2." - Pilot
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

Hezmana (or Hez): noun

  • Hell, literally and idiomatically
  • Luxan word
  • Example: "Where the hezmana in my orders did you find the phrase pre-emptive attack?!?" or "Where the hezmana is that siren coming from?"
  • 1.02 "I, E.T."

hingemot: noun

  • fool
  • Sebacean word

horodalay: noun

  • the ability to encourage rationality and tranquility in others, it is an ability possessed by the Eidelons of Arnessk upon maturity
  • the capacity to influence others toward peace
  • "The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 1"

Hurlian Stone: a stone set on a ring owned by Rygel XVI

hygic system: noun

  • one of Moya's control systems

Hynerian cream soap: noun

  • a substance desired by Rygel after their original escape from Peacekeeper captivity
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

hyper-rage: noun

  • a sometimes uncontrollable fit of super violent rage to which Luxans are susceptible. Hyper-Rage is said to have an amnesia-like effect on the one raging.
  • 1.06 "Thank God it's Friday ... Again"


IASA: noun

  • probably the International Astronautics and Space Administration, to parallel NASA.
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

ident file: noun

  • identifying data files
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

Intellant virus: noun

  • A sophisticated virus that passes from one host to another or can produce spores to infect many hosts. The viral cells can carry limited memories from previous hosts. This virus can use the host's memory and brain to carry out complex actions.
  • 1.18 "A Bug's Life"

iriscentant fluid: noun

  • a substance Moya uses as fuel, and necessary for her functioning
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

Irreversibly contaminated (also "irrevocably contaminated"): adjective

  • Peacekeeper High Command term for the capital offense of exceeding the parameters for contact with unclassified alien lifeforms
  • punishment is death or banishment
  • Example: "You may very well have exceeded those parameters Officer Sun? that would make you irreversibly contaminated." - Captain Crais to Aeryn
  • 1.01 "Premiere"


janeray syrup: noun

  • a sweet food of which Rygel is fond and which he desires after their first escape from Peacekeeper captivity
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

jelifan fire paste: noun

  • a substance that can be used to make a bomb
  • used with sevva crystals and detonators
  • 1.15 "Durka Returns"

jibber: verb

  • to talk in a nonsensical manner
  • Example: "Must you jibber while I'm eating?"
  • 1.05 "Back and Back and Back to the Future"

jick-tied: adjective

  • tightly restrained; made helpless; Sebacean equivalent of hog-tied

jilnak: noun

  • a purgative; a cleansing restorative; a medicine that causes biological evacuation, especially of the bowels
  • 4.04 "Lava's a Many Splendored Thing"

jinka pole: noun

  • a method of public display
  • Example: "If you damage the captain's prize, he'll have your heads on jinka poles."
  • 1.18 "A Bug's Life"

jixit root: noun

  • a medicinal herb used in apothecaries and by Zhaan to treat illnesses.
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

Juka: noun

  • his is used like "god" or "heavens" in English, idiomatically indicating wonder.
  • Br'Nee exclaimed "My Juka" after he learned that Zhaan is a Delvian.
  • 1.21 "Bone To Be Wild"

juxt: interjection

  • Mild Hynerian expletive, probably "Heck."


Kal tanega, chivoko: phrase

  • Crais' exclamation when examining Talyn. Aeryn's reply to him indicates this means a crowning glory.
  • A Sebacean term.
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

kanish: verb

  • To either appear somewhere, or to board a ship without permission.
  • 3.12 "Meltdown"

karjick pulse

  • A form of tracking device used by Peacekeepers, attuned to energy sources

kaznick: noun

Kay'me maia kosa Visha'meel maia kosa ah Khalaan ah Khalaan: religious prayer

  • a Delvian chant that Zhaan used on the Halosian ship, and heard repeatedly on the New Moon of Delvia.
  • 1.12 "Rhapsody in Blue" and 2.09 "Out Of Their Minds"
  • first heard in part in 1.01 "Premiere"

kelvic crystals: noun

  • small, green gems which can be used as currency in the Uncharted Territories.
  • Rygel won some while playing Tadek.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

Khalaan: noun

  • a Delvian god, goddess or religious figure.
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

khamshin: adjective

  • a term describing some sort of mess or chaos
  • as in: "We're in the middle of a massive khamshin."
  • 3.02 "Suns and Lovers"

kijmot root: noun

  • a medicinal herb
  • 1.21 "Bone To Be Wild"

kinkoid: adjective

  • a word assumed to mean crazy, weird or nuts. Alternatively it may indicate unusual sexual interests (similar to kinky in English) .
  • Chiana's reaction to having to lick Zhaan's bed sheet was to exclaim "Is everyone aboard this ship kinkoid?!?"
  • 1.18 "A Bug's Life"

klendian flu: noun

  • a sniffling, sneezing disease similar to the common cold or flu. While not fatal, the illness is characterized by excessive phlegm and respiratory difficulty.
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

kordla: noun

  • a food prepared by Chiana
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

krastik: adjective

  • messed up or strange
  • as in: "Is that krastik ship still frelling with us?"
  • 3.16 "Revenging Angel"

krawldar: noun

  • Hynerian delicacy. One of the foods Chiana prepared for their special supper in 1.22 Family Ties.
  • first mentioned by Rygel in 1.17 "Through the Looking Glass"

krell: adjective

  • Cool, awesome or excellent.

krishool: noun

  • "Criminally insane". Not translated by translation microbes.
  • 3.06 "Eat Me"

kronite: noun

  • shavings from Moya's cargo hold floor
  • highly explosive when mixed with lutra oil
  • (1.22 "Family Ties")


lerg: directional vector

  • Sebacean, the last part of a set of coordinates
  • as in: "Zelta 6, pemno 9, lerg 8" - Zhaan
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

level risers: noun

  • Peacekeeper term for stairways.
  • 1.20 "The Hidden Memory"

life disc: noun

  • A pair of surgical implants that create a permanent link between the life-forces of two beings. Each individual receives one disc which can emit powerful signals. As long as both remain alive, the Life Discs remain active. The range of the disc's emissions appears limitless and unrestrained by intervening physical obstacles. If one of the bonded entities dies, the Life Disc possessed by the other will go dark, signifying the other's passing. When the Life Disc embedded in Chiana's abdomen suddenly ceased functioning, she thought that her brother had died.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

life force: noun

  • A term used with the Life Disc. It determines whether or not the person is still living.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

life link: noun

  • The link between two people created by their Life Discs.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

Light of Truth: noun

  • This test goes back to the root of Litigaran law, mentioned first in The Axiom. A burning torch is held up to a person testifying. The light gets brighter if the person is not telling the truth.
  • 2.08 "Dream a Little Dream"

Living Death: noun

  • The final stage of Sebacean Heat Delirium. Victims are left in a state of neural shutdown.
  • A coma-like state from which death is the only end.
  • first appearance in 1.3 "Exodus From Genesis"

loomas: noun

Lost people: noun

  • When a Clansmen doesn't take the stone at 22 cycles, the gardas and nixars don't like seeing the resulting slow death by radiation poisoning. Thus, they go off and make themselves 'lost'.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

lutra oil: noun

  • A substance that becomes highly explosive when mixed with Kronite. It was an ingredient in the bomb that John and D'Argo used to set off the explosion that destroyed Scorpius Gammak Base.
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"
  • It is also used as a cooking fluid. Chiana claimed that the pot blew up while she and Jothee were making Soccherins because she used too much lutra oil.

Luxan Chase: noun

  • Luxan courtship ritual; little is known about this ritual, however it is well known amongst other species including Ilanics.
  • 1.05 "Back and Back and Back to the Future"

lygel: noun

  • One of the components, along with bet-tur, which are included in a salve that can inhibit the Delvian budding process.
  • 2.07 "Home on the Remains"


magnetic crypt encoder: noun

  • A device to crack Peacekeeper door codes. An attempt at the code has to be made one at a time. Stark spent two cycles collecting metals to make his.
  • 1.20 The Hidden Memory

magra: adjective

  • To the extreme; often accompanied by another adjective, for example, magra-fahrbot.

maldique: noun

  • a musical instrument native to Sykar
  • 1.06 Thank God It's Friday Again

malik: insult

  • no clear definition. Likely a derogatory term.
  • Rygel, referring to Chiana stealing food, said "The little malik will eat anything that isn't maggot covered."
  • 2.04 Crackers Don't Matter

malsonic labor stockade: noun

  • A type of prison camp. Staanz spent 9 cycles at one.
  • 1.13 The Flax

mank: noun

  • Gunk or dirt. Jool admonishes Chiana and claims: "You're getting mank everywhere."
  • 3.06 Eat Me

manin: noun

  • Presumably "woman" or equivalent to "girlfriend" or "fiancée"
  • When confronting Chiana, D'Argo calls her "my own manin", and she replies with "I'm not your manin".
  • 3.02 "Suns and Lovers"

marjool: noun

  • A Hynerian delicacy resembling escargot or snails.
  • Highly desired and sought after by Rygel
  • first appearance in 1.16 A Human Reaction
The Acquaran term for "savior."

"May Rah'nalan Be With You": phrase

  • Zhaan uses it often as a farewell greeting like "May The Force Be With You" or "May God be with you."

Maxzillian Pilater Day Parade: event

  • a loud event
  • as in "My head is pounding like a Maxzillian Pilater Day Parade" ? D'Argo
  • 1.04 Throne for a Loss

mellet: noun

  • An undesirable food (presumably like liver).
  • Ryge: "What am I chopped mellet?"

Zhaan: "I can stomach mellet."

  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist"

merimar root: noun

metra : noun

  • A length of distance measurement.
  • 1.01 "Premiere"

micropollen: noun

  • An allergen released by Delvian buds. If not contained, they can cause Zhaan's plant life form to begin to flower and she could die.
  • 2.07 Home On the Remains

micron: noun

  • A unit of time measurement. Slightly longer than a minute.

microt: noun

  • A unit of time measurement. Roughly equivalent to a second.

midmeal: noun

  • Lunch

milla nerve: noun

  • A nerve in a Nebari's back. Pressing on it can paralyze a Nebari from the neck down, either temporarily or permanently.
  • 4.16 Bringing Home the Beacon

mippippippi: noun

  • D'Argo's version of Mississippi.
  • first appearance in 1.17 Through the Looking Glass

mivonks: noun

  • The testicle equivalent of the male reproductive anatomy.

Morna: pronoun

  • A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties. It is found on the Royal Cemetery Planet. Of the four caps on each mushroom, three will get you high and one will kill. There is no way to tell which lobe is fatal.
  • 2.3 "Taking the Stone"
Distance measurement.


A baby, birth, or life.

nashtin cleansing pills: noun

  • Yellow colored gel capsules, they are an Uncharted Territories cure for the hangover. When giving them to Chiana, Rygel said, "...Take one immediately, one at the midmeal, and one if needed that night."
  • It should be noted that if one takes all the pills at once, they have the side effect of making the person hyperactive and very talkative.
  • 2.08 "Dream a Little Dream"

Negnec: noun

  • A species of weak or helpless animal.
  • Used in slang as in "You couldn't kill a Negnec."
  • 3.13" Scratch 'N' Sniff"

nerfer: noun

  • Sebacean derogatory slang for someone who plays by the book, such as "dork" or "loser."
  • One of the Peacekeeper Commandos, after being told Chiana was Crichton's non-reg server, decided Crichton was not as big a nurfer as he originally thought.
  • 1.18 A Bug's Life

neural block: noun

  • A contrivance devised to block out memories. The Ancients possibly placed one in Crichton's mind to hide the wormhole technology information they gave him. Even the Aurora Chair could not infiltrate beyond the block.
  • 1.19 "Nerve"
neural stroke
A fighting technique used by Scorvians.

nixar: noun

  • A word used by the Clansmen on the Royal Cemetery Planet meaning girl, gal, or babe.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"
nogelti crystal
Stones extracted from the body of a Budong and used as currency.

numbnock: noun

  • A belittling expression.
  • as in: "Tell the numbnock he's clear to come over, but remind him we're in no mood for yotz."
  • 2.09 "Out of Their Minds"


ointment of yuvok: noun

  • A preparation of salve or ointment used to clear breathing passages. D'Argo slathered some on Rygel's nose to relieve the pressure when he was suffering from Klendian Flu. According to Rygel, it smells like 'trat.'
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

onlux: element The Denean term for clorium.

  • 1.02 I, ET

onnyxi play partners: noun

  • Green dolls belonging to Staanz. She uses them for fuel.
  • They particalize and they levitate. She has collected over 9 million of them and expects to someday sell them for a small fortune.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

Orican: noun

  • A Luxan holy person who has acquired strong spiritual powers and are revered by Luxans as 'seekers of truth.'
  • The worthiness of potential 'attendants' is tested by the Orican putting their hand into the individual's chest.
  • See Nilaam.
  • 2.02 "Vitas Mortis"

Ossoh scent: noun

  • A potent perfume-like substance, available in varying levels of pheromones. According to Rygel, the stronger varieties can make just about anybody irresistible.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

otec lamp: noun

  • A Luxan light fixture commonly used to ward off evil.

Others: noun

  • Sykaran reference to the enslaving Peacekeepers, who return every half-cycle.
  • 1.06 "Thank God It's Friday... Again"


pantak jab: noun

  • A highly effective Peacekeeper hand-to-hand combat maneuver that can take someone down with one blow.
  • As in: "Hit... I, no... A pantak jab. You are more susceptible than most." - Aeryn
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

paralitic embalming agent: noun

  • a gas used by the Scarrans on prisoners that they want to dissect whilst they are still alive
  • it preserves living tissue without harming the brain
  • combustible at a very high temperature, heavier than air it sinks downward
  • Peacekeeper Wars: Parts 1 and 2

paraphoral nerve: noun

  • A part of Sebacean physiology. The nerve removes toxins from a Sebacean's body. If damaged, it does not regenerate and toxins will build up until death. A tissue graft from a genetically compatible donor is the only way to repair it.
  • 1.19 "Nerve"

Pa'u: noun

  • The word for a Delvian priest, or priestess, as in Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
  • first appearance in 1.01 "Premiere"

pellish venker: insult

  • A personal slur, as in: "A hiccup is involuntary, you pellish venker!"
  • 3.10 "Relativity"

pemno: noun

  • The middle part of a set of coordinates
  • as in: "Zelta 6, pemno 9, lerg 8." - Zhaan
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

pervo: adjective

  • Perverse or perverted.
  • as in: "You wanna be a pervo?" - Chiana
  • 1.18 "A Bug's Life"
A derogatory term meaning "low-life."

photogasm: noun

  • A reaction that occurs in Delvian females when exposed to Ionic radiation such as what accompanies solar flares. Stimulating the photosynthetic reaction and causing a rush of an endorphin-like compound, photogasms can last for several hours. Zhaan explained this light-induced orgasmic sensation was one of the gifts of the Delvian Seek.
  • 1.11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear"

Pip: nickname

  • Crichton's nickname for Chiana. After calling her this, he tells her Pip is my favorite traveling companion.
  • first appearance in "1.17 Through the Looking Glass"

pleebing: adverb

  • damn, frelling
  • As in: "Don't tell me... You're not a pleebing ocular physician." - Aeryn
  • 1.11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear"

pleek: verb

  • Term meaning 'messing with' or sneaking. Chiana used this when the Clansmen were playing a bit of cat and mouse with her; "Stop pleeking around!"
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

plok: noun

  • a Tavlek term meaning crap or dren
  • as in: "Sick of hearing your plok."
  • 1.04 "Throne for a Loss"

Pneuma: noun

  • Delvian term for soul.
  • 1.12 "Rhapsody in Blue"

postral: noun

  • Similar to a pustule except it is filled with acid. Postrals are found on dead budong flesh.
  • 2.07 "Home On the Remains"

Priestan: noun

  • Acquaran religious figure.
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

prabakto: noun

  • An expletive meaning 's.o.b.' or bastard. Normally used in a good sense such as Rygel's farwell to John: "Go, you lucky prabakto."
  • 1.16 A Human Reaction

pronga: noun

  • animal whose smoked sinew is easy to prepare

prowt: adjective

  • An unpleasant odor
  • as in: "Smells like prowt."
  • 3.19 "I-Yensch, You-Yensch"

prowsa fruit: noun

  • a fruit which D'Argo wants to harvest on Hyneria
  • Possibly Luxan or Hynerian in origin
  • as in: "Rygel's invited us to Hyneria? thought I could do some work with my hands... Plant some prowser fruit, make some wine." - D'Argo
  • Peacekeeper Wars 1


quadra helix: noun

  • A form of the DNA double helix that can pinpoint a species origin using a genetic map.
  • Extracted from the eye by Namtar.
  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist"

quantum singularity: noun

  • Another name for a black hole. Verell and Matala managed to capture a piece of one to use as a weapon. When John was snooping around in their transport pod, he touched it and it caused him to flip back and forth in time.
  • 1.05 Back and Back and Back to the Future


rantath flux: noun

  • An energy emission present in wormholes. If its variance is unstable, as is the case with most wormholes, biological matter passing through the wormhole will liquefy, unless the entering craft isn't protected by phase shielding.
  • Linfer told Crichton that he'd been lucky to happen upon a wormhole with stable rantath flux variance, considering his module wasn't shielded.
  • 3.11 "Incubator"

raslak: noun

  • An alcoholic drink that can be served warm. Chiana drank this on the Gammak Base.
  • 1.19 "Nerve"

Rauliss bud: noun

  • A species of flower. Chiana made the comment: "What have you guys been thinking all this time? What? She was out picking Rauliss Buds while all the other mean Peacekeepers did all the really nasty stuff?"
  • 2.06 "The Way We Weren't"

regenerative fascia membrane: noun

  • Part of Zhaan's physiology.

Rha: noun

  • Delvian god, goddess, or prophet.

ribbon hole: noun

  • What the people of Denea called a wormhole.
  • 1.02 "I, ET"

Ritual of Passing: noun

  • Utilizing the spiritual link between an Orican and her attendant to allow the Orican to pass on into the next life.
  • 2.02 Vita Mortis

Ritual of Renewal: noun

  • Utilizing the spiritual link between an Orican and her attendant to allow the Orican to become young again. When Nilaam realized the strength of D'Argo, she performed the Ritual of Renewal instead of the Ritual of Passing.
  • 2.02 "Vitas Mortis"


sanctity root: noun

  • A twisted root whose tree forms the heart of the Delvian temples. It is toxic to everyone but Delvians. It symbolically represents purity in thought and intent of the spiritual teachings of the Delvian Missionaries. Those grown on New Moon of Delvia are stunted and twisted because of the toxic atmosphere.
  • 1.12 "Rhapsody in Blue"

sanit: noun

  • Acquaran unit of measurement for height, as in "a full sanit bigger than Tally or Akuma."

scope: verb

  • A Clansmen term meaning 'to realize' or 'to decide'.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

senil gland: noun

servicer: pronoun

  • A derogatory term meaning "non-combatant." D'Argo used this term for Pilot and the DRDs.
  • 1.09 "DNA Mad Scientist"

sevva crystals: noun

  • A crystalline substance used in the creation of high-explosives. A reasonably high proportion of sevva crystals is required for a strong blast. These crystals, combined with other ingredients (Jelifan Fire Paste), made up the bomb Rygel used in his attempt to kill Captain Durka.
  • 1.15 "Durka Returns"

Shadow Depository: noun

  • A secure bank that asks no questions of its patrons. It is heavily guarded and defended. The one visited by the crew was run by Natira.
  • 2.19 "Liars, Guns, and Money" Trilogy

shai: interjection

  • An Acquaran admonition meaning 'enough' or 'go away'.
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

shakloom: noun

  • a sea creature on Acquara, caught for food

shakloom jerky: noun

shaltan: adjective

  • A slang term. Rygel said to Pilot: "I've been screaming my shaltan head off!"

shilquen: noun

  • A Luxan four-stringed instrument. D'Argo hand crafted one that he played for Pilot in an unspoken apology for chopping off one of his arms.
  • 1.04 "Back and Back and Back to the Future"

Shintock sonnet: noun

  • Luxan songs or poetry often written about great Luxan warrior heroes.
  • 1.06 "Thank God It's Friday... Again"

shivvies: noun

  • Nebari term for male private parts
  • Underwear.

shlock: verb

  • To take a dren.
  • 4.04 "Lava's A Many Splendored Thing"

siezil's ass: noun

  • Cultural equivalent of "rat's ass"
  • Example: "I don't give a siezil's ass."

Single infection stage: noun

  • Early stage in the development of an Intellent virus during which the virus can only infect one host at a time. During this stage, it can move from one host to another, preferring to kill its previous host, if possible.
  • 1.18 'A Bug's Life"

slijot: noun

  • Insult. Might be related to votching.
  • D'Argo to Stark about Pilot: "Well, you'd better tell that four-armed, bug-eyed, whiny little slijot to get his dren together!"
  • 3.03 "Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part I: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a"

smoked pronga sinew: noun

  • A cooked animal preferred by Nebari.

snarking dellot: noun

  • A disparaging insult, as in "Let us out of here, you snarking dellot!"

snurch: verb

  • To steal or borrow without permission.

solar day: noun

  • unit of time, roughly equal to one day

solar-reflecting flare wrap: noun

  • A wrap that protects the wearer from intense light.
  • 2.04 "Crackers Don't Matter"

sonic cowl: noun

  • A subterranean pit on the Royal Cemetery Planet involved in a rite of passage. The person is suspended upside down between two cement blocks and vibrations are created by humming. Chiana managed to remain in the cowl for more than 15 microts to beat the previous record.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

sonic net: noun

  • A net sustained by the humming sound of a being's voice used to cushion a person's fall. Used by the Clansmen in when dropping into the sonic cowl. Also used by Peacekeepers during aerial combat training.
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

spirit painting: noun

  • A type of artwork created by Delvians for recreation. The painting captures the true spirit of a being. Zhaan painted Rygel's portrait which, according to Rygel, resembled his most honored ancestor, Rygel the Great.
  • 1.03 "Exodus from Genesis"

squag: noun

  • An intensely hot substance or location. A slang term used in reference to hell.
  • Example: "It's hotter than squag!" -Rygel
  • 1.03 "Exodus from Genesis"

Starburst: verb

  • Leviathan leaps through hyperspace

stiv: verb

  • To urinate.
  • Example: Sikozu quips "Peacekeeper officer can't even stiv without his troops." Scorpius replies that he can stiv on his own.
  • 3.19 "I-Yensch, You-Yensch"

stomata: noun

  • The yellow tinting on Zhaan's skin, used for the transportation of water.

Stranit: noun

  • A neuro-sensitive creature found on Kanvia and used as a truth detector.
  • 3.07 "Thanks for Sharing"


Tadek: noun

  • A part strategy, part gambling game played on an illuminated board, by moving crystals around with Y-shaped clear rod and building holographic columns.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

Taking the Stone: phrase

  • On the Royal Cemetery Planet, when the Clansmen reach the age of 22 cycles, rather than grow old and deformed by radiation, they deliberately cease the Sonic Howl part way into the leap into the Sonic Cowl which disinigrates the Sonic Net and caused them to hit this rocks below resulting in instantaneous death. This is called "Taking the Stone."
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

Tannot root: noun

  • A plant grown and harvested on the planet Sykar. When ingested chemicals within the root generally cause the individual to become submissive and unquestioningly compliant.

Certain chemicals present within the Hynerian digestive system combine with the root to produce an explosive effect - most bodily excretions, sweat, urine and so on, become explosive. This latter property allows the root to be processed to create chakan oil, which powers Peacekeeper weaponry.

  • 1.06 "Thank God It's Friday ... Again"

telemission: noun

  • Litigaran term for an electronic message.
  • 2.08 "Dream a Little Dream"

temporal dislocation: noun

  • The result of being exposed to a black hole. It causes the individual to shift back and forth in time.
  • 1.05 "Back and Back and Back to the Future"

tenkas: noun

  • Part of D'Argo's physiology. The tentacles on his face.

terleum mollusk: noun

  • One of the delicacies Rygel enjoyed on the Command carrier.
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

terok: noun

  • Luxan internal organ. Injured by D'Argo, causing internal bleeding.

thoddo: noun

  • A careless unintelligent person.
  • Example: "John, you thoddo! I wouldn't have you if the only other option was a drannit"
  • 3.14 "Infinite Possibilities - Daedalus Demands"

Timbala: noun

  • The holy book of the colonists of Acquara.
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

tinked: adjective

  • Slang term used in an expression of disbelief.
  • Example: Chiana - "Are you tinked?"

toeska: noun

  • Derogatory term
  • Example: "If those toeskas have left us, after all I've done for them..."
  • 3.08 "Green Eyed Monster"

topographic bio print: noun

  • A map dipicting concentrations of different life forms on a planet. Pilot made one of Acquara to pin down Crichton, D'Argo and Rygel's location.
  • 1.14 "Jeremiah Crichton"

trad: noun

  • Sebacean unit of power

tralk: noun

  • A disparaging slang term, which seems to be slightly versatile in use, but mainly to mean, trollop, slut, or amoral individual. When Aeryn discovered Chiana had taken her prowler, she yelled, "That little tralk!".
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"

trankass: noun

  • A derogatory noun
  • as in "You've killed us all, you trankass."

Transit Madness: noun

  • A possible result of unprotected exposure to space. Aeryn was concerned that Crichton's odd behavior in was due to this because of his experience while at the breakaway Sebacean colony planet.
  • 2.14 "Beware of Dog"

trasnik: noun

  • Analogous to "jerk" or "idiot"
  • When apologizing to Chiana, D'Argo says "I know I've been a trasnik.".
  • 3.02 "Suns and Lovers"

trat: noun

  • A foul, unpleasant smelling substance. After being slathered with Ointment of Yuvok, Rygel remarks "smells like trat".
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

"Tre bawk ru fishalto chenias prami bukeko": phrase

  • Luxan threat
  • Not translatable by translator microbes
  • D'Argo growled this to Rygel, and Chiana said it meant, "...something about his corpse... and a bodily function."

treblin: noun

  • port (the left-hand side of a ship when facing forward)
  • opposite of hamman side
  • Crais told Talyn to turn to his Treblin side to get away from Dam-Ba-Da solar flares.
  • 3.14 "Infinite Possibilities - Daedalus Demands"

trelkez: noun

  • A small, bird-like creature with multiple heads. Their brains are considered to be extremely tasty, so there is a direct relationship between the number of heads and the value of the trelkez in question. Trelkez should be eaten raw.
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

trellan oil: noun

  • A sensual stimulant, used to enhance the conjugal experience. Sold by Liko.
  • 1.08 "That Old Black Magic"

trinkas bath: noun

  • A form of ablution enjoyed by Hynerians.
  • 1.22 "Family Ties"

triple quadra hent: noun

  • A game move in Tadek. Difficult to set up and implement.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

Tronkan shrill singer: noun

  • Rygel refers to a two-headed one of these, and compares it to the noise of the paddac beacon.
  • 1.02 "I, E.T."

tuperadinous cellulose tissue: noun

  • Part of Zhaan's physiology.

Twinning: noun

  • A technology developed by Kaarvok. It replicates beings down to the exact DNA level.
  • 3.06 "Eat Me"


union tattoo: noun

  • Luxan symbol of courage, honour and loyalty
  • 3.02 "Suns and Lovers"

Ucuz: noun

  • An extremely hot alien fruit, that looks much like an apple, found on many of the planets in Tormented Space ("A Prefect Murder")


Valtek: verb

  • Sebacean equivalent of "Freeze!" or "Don't move!"

veen: noun

  • a Nebari expletive

vigilar: noun

  • traitor, deviant, or double-dealer

voojoo: noun

  • Akin to "mojo"; as in "Bad voojoo."

votch: verb

  • To vomit. "Votched up all my second lunch." ("Eat Me")


wakket hole: noun

  • Sebacean slang for mouth

walteran fountain: noun

  • spectacular, pluming water source ("Into the Lion's Den, Part 2")

wanta chant: noun

  • Delvian chant to assist work efficiency

welnitz: noun

  • expletive utilized by Furlow
  • used by Chiana to mean something along the lines of "wet blanket"
  • 1.11 "Till The Blood Runs Clear"
  • 4.9 "A Perfect Murder"


None yet.


yave-of-the-yuvo: phrase

  • Equivalent of "state of the art"
  • 3.06 "Eat Me"

yotz: noun

yotzah: exclamation

  • pleased exclamation
  • 2.03 "Taking the Stone"


zacron: noun

  • unit of measurement. The Flax used by the Zenetan Pirates was seventy-five million zacrons long.
  • 1.13 "The Flax"

zannet: noun

  • personal insult indicating treachery, possibly Sebacean in origin

zelka: noun

  • red alert, an emergency indicator

zelta: directional vector

  • the first part of a set of coordinates
  • as in: "Zelta 6, pemno 9, lerg 8" - Zhaan
  • (1.4 "Throne For a Loss")

zangblats: noun

  • curse word, equivalent of "dammit", "phooey"

zy-limbron: noun

  • Banik term for limbo or purgatory, or being in it
  • 3.12 "Meltdown"