Aërodock
Airport
Alethiometer
The instrument given to Lyra by the Master of Jordan, referred to by Lyra as the "symbol reader". It resembles a compass and has three hands and several symbols engraved around the side. By focusing the mind on one question, the reader can ask the alethiometer the question by directing the hands to specific symbols and recieve the answer in a similar manner. Lyra possesses a natural ability to read it
Anbaric
Electric
Cathay
A medieval European name for China
Chocolatl
Chocolate, usually drinking chocolate but is used to refer to the solid ie. a bar of chocolatl
Dæmon
The physical manifestation of a person's soul, connected to them by an invisible bond, usually of the opposite gender to the human and up until adolescence, able to change shape. Once the human reaches puberty the dæmon settles on one form, which is usually indicative of the human's personality
Experimental theology
Particle physics
Gobblers
The nickname given to the members of the General Oblation Board
Gyptian
The river boat dwelling travellers that seasonally frequent Oxford
Gyropter
Helicopter
Landloper
The Gyptian's term for people who live on land.
Magisterium
The name in Lyra's world for the collective factions of the Catholic Church
Muscovy
Russia - a reference to the Grand Duchy of Moscow. A Russian person is referred to as a Muscovite
Naptha
A petrochemical like kerosense used as a lamp oil
Night-Ghast
Nightmare
Oratory
An individual church - as distinct from The Church as a collective
Panserbørne
The armoured bears of Svalbard
Phantasmagoria
A shifting series of phantasms, illusions or deceptive appearences.
Photogram
Photograph
Samoyed
Hunters from Northern Scandinavia
Sanguine
Optimistic or cheerful
Skraeling
Native American; specifically Inuit
Tartar
Nomadic warriors from the North
Tokay
White wine - taken from Tokay d'Alsace, a name for pinot gris made in the Alsace region of France
Trepanning
The process of drilling a hole in a person's skull, either for the purpose of letting out evil spirits, curing mental illnesses or (as is more prevelant in Lyra's world) letting in the voices of the Gods