(Definitions from the book Dune by Frank Herbert. I have made some slight changes for some definitions.)
updated: 2000.04.14.n4


In studying the Imperium, Arrakis, and the whole culture which produced Muad'Dib, many unfamiliar terms occur. To increase understanding is a laudable goal, hence the definitions and explanations given below.




Everything below this is deleted; I'm not deleting this writeup, though, because it may be good to "metanode" it, or maybe turn it into a "document" nodetype.


A
aba   |   ach   |   adab   |   akarso   |   Alam al-Mithal   |   Al-Lat   |   Ampoliros   |   amtal   |   amtal rule   |   AQL   |   Arrakeen   |   Arrakis   |   Assassins' Handbook   |   Auliya   |   aumas   |   ayat

B
bakka   |   baklawa   |   baliset   |   baradye pistol   |   baraka   |   Bashar   |   battle language   |   Battle of Corrin   |   Bedwine   |   Bela Tegeuse   |   Bene Gesserit   |   Bene Gesserit Way   |   B.G.   |   Bhotani Jib   |   Bi-la Kaifa   |   bindu   |   bindu suspension   |   bled   |   bourka   |   burhan   |   burseg   |   Butlerian Jihad

C
Caid   |   Caladan   |   canto   |   carryall   |   catchpocket   |   chakobsa   |   chaumas   |   chaumurky   |   cheops   |   cherem   |   CHOAM   |   Chusuk   |   cielago   |   cone of silence   |   coriolis storm   |   Corrin, Battle of   |   cousines   |   crushers   |   cutteray   |   crysknife

D
dar al-hikman   |   Dark Things   |   death tripod   |   defensive shield   |   derch   |   dew collectors   |   dew precipitators   |   dew gatherers   |   demibrothers   |   dictum familia   |   distrans   |   drum sand   |   doorseal   |   dump boxes   |   dune men   |   dust chasm

E
Ecaz   |   ego-likeness   |   elacca drug   |   el-sayal   |   erg   |   Eyes of Ibad

F
fai   |   fanmetal   |   Faufreluches   |   Fedaykin   |   filmbook   |   filt-plug   |   fiqh   |   fire, pillar of   |   First Moon   |   free traders   |   Fremen   |   fremkit   |   frigate

G
Galach   |   Gamont   |   gare   |   Gathering   |   geyrat   |   ghafla   |   ghanima   |   Giedi Prime   |   Ginaz, House of   |   Giudichar   |   Giudichar mantene   |   glowglobe   |   Great Convention   |   Great Mother   |   Great Revolt   |   gridex plane   |   Grumman   |   gom jabbar   |   Guild

H
Hagal   |   Haiiiii-yoh!   |   hajj   |   harj   |   hajra   |   hal yawm   |   Harmonthep   |   harvester   |   harvester factory   |   heighliner   |   hiereg   |   High Council   |   Holtzman effect   |   hookman   |   House   |   House of Ginaz   |   Houses Major   |   Houses Minor   |   hunter-seeker

I
Ibad, Eyes of   |   Ibn Qirtaiba   |   Ichwan Bedwine   |   ijaz   |   Ikhut-eigh!   |   ilm   |   Imperial Conditioning   |   Imperial legion   |   inkvine   |   istislah   |   Ix

J
Jihad   |   Jihad, Butlerian   |   jubba cloak   |   Judge of the Change

K
kanly   |   karama   |   khala   |   kindjal   |   kiswa   |   Kitab al-Ibar   |   krimskell fiber   |   krimskell rope   |   Kull wahad!   |   kulon   |   Kwisatz Haderach

L
la, la, la   |   lasgun   |   legion, Imperial   |   liban   |   Lisan al-Gaib   |   literjon   |   Little Maker

M
Mahdi   |   Maker   |   Maker hooks   |   mantene   |   Mating Index   |   maula   |   maula pistol   |   melange   |   mentat   |   metaglass   |   Mihna   |   minimic film   |   mish-mish   |   Misr   |   Missionaria Protectiva   |   monitor   |   muad'dib   |   Mudir Nahya   |   mushtamal   |   musky   |   Mu zein wallah!

N
na-   |   naib   |   nezhoni scarf   |   noukkers

O
oil lens   |   opafire   |   Orange Catholic Bible   |   ornithopter   |   out-freyn

P
palm lock   |   pan   |   panoplia propheticus   |   paracompass   |   pentashield   |   pillar of fire   |   plasteel   |   pleniscenta   |   poison snooper   |   poling the sand   |   Poritrin   |   portyguls   |   prana   |   pre-spice mass   |   process verbal   |   Proctor Superior   |   prudence barrier   |   prudence door   |   pundi rice   |   pyons   |   pyretic conscience

Q
qanat   |   Qirtaiba   |   Quizara Tafwid

R
rachag   |   Ramadhan   |   razzia   |   recaths   |   repkit   |   residual poison   |   respondu   |   Reverend Mother   |   Richese   |   rimwall   |   Ruh-Spirit

S
sadus   |   Salusa Secundus   |   sandcrawler   |   sandmaster   |   sandrider   |   sandsnork   |   sandtide   |   sandwalker   |   sandworm   |   sapho   |   Sardaukar   |   sarfa   |   sayyadina   |   schlag   |   Second Moon   |   selamlik   |   semuta   |   servok   |   Shah-Nama   |   Shai-hulud   |   Shari-A   |   shadout   |   Shaitan   |   shield, defensive   |   Shield Wall   |   shigawire   |   sietch   |   sihaya   |   sink   |   sinkchart   |   Sirat   |   slip-tip   |   snooper, poison   |   solari   |   solido   |   sondagi   |   Soo-soo sook!   |   Spacing Guild   |   spice   |   spice driver   |   spice factory   |   spotter control   |   stillsuit   |   stilltent   |   stunner   |   Sabakh ul kuhar   |   Sabakh un nar   |   suspensor

T
tahaddi al-burhan   |   tahaddi challenge   |   taqwa   |   tau, the   |   test-mashad   |   thumper   |   tidal dust basin   |   Tleilax   |   T-P   |   Training   |   troop carrier   |   truthsayer   |   truthtrance   |   Tupile

U
ulema   |   umma   |   uroshnor   |   usul

V
Varota   |   verite   |   Voice

W
wali   |   Wallach IX   |   War of Assassins   |   water burden   |   watercounters   |   water discipline   |   waterman   |   Water of Life   |   watertube   |   Way, Bene Gesserit   |   weather scanner   |   weirding   |   windtrap

Y
Ya hya chouhada!   |   yali   |   Ya! Ya! Yawm!

Z
Zensunni   |   Zensunni Wanderers

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