Glossary

Acupuncture

1. an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body

birch.bark

1. the bark of several Eurasian and North American birch trees. It is strong, water-resistant and cardboard-like. It can be easily cut, bent, and sewn, which made it a valuable building, crafting, and writing material.

chief·tain

–noun
1. The chief of a clan or a tribe.
2.A leader of a group

de.cay

decomposition of organic matter

de·formed

–adjective
1. having the form changed,especially with loss of beauty; misshapen; disfigured: After the accident his arm was permanently deformed.

de·gen·er·a·tion

-- noun
1 Gradual deterioration of specific tissues, cells, or organs with corresponding impairment or loss of function, caused by injury, disease, or aging.
2. The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or a species.

haft

- noun
A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.

larch.wood


Larchwood is a type of wood found in Europe which has natural decay restistance, high wood density, high resistance to fire and high mechanical strength.

loin·cloth

-noun
a piece of cloth worn around the loins or hips, especially in tropical regions as the only item of clothing.
Like modern day underwear.

mo·tive

–noun
1.something that causes a person to act in a certain way, do a certain thing,etc.;incentive.
2. the goal or object of a person's actions.

or.bit

–noun
the usual course of one's life or range of one's activities.

Ötztal

a 65-kilometer long alpine valley in the Austrian State of Tyrol.

Ost.e.o.arth.rit.is

1. a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.

Photosynthesis

1.a chemical process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using the energy from sunlight. This gives plants energy to grow.

pre·cau·tion

–noun
1. a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results.

quiv·er

–noun
1.a case for holding or carrying arrows.

re.con.struct

— verb
1. to construct or form again; rebuild: to reconstruct a Greek vase from fragments
2. to form a picture of (a crime, past event, etc) by piecing together evidence or acting out a version of what might have taken place

sheath

1. A case for a blade, as of a sword or dagger.