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This is a glossary of terms used in the Dune Universe.

Arrakis
Also known as Dune. A desert planet that is the only known source of the spice Melange, and the home of the Fremen.
Bene Gesserit‏‎
A secretive matriarchal religious group and political power. Its members receive years of training to develop great mental and physical abilities.
Carryall
A large planet-bound ornithopter that transports spice mining teams on Arrakis.
Fremen
Native humans of the planet Arrakis.
Guild Navigator
A member of the Spacing Guild. They are humans who have become mutated and developed prescient abilities through long-term use of the spice Melange, enabling them to safely navigate through interstellar space.
Harvester
A large mobile factory use to harvest the spice Melange from the surface of Arrakis.
House
A ruling clan of a planet or planetary system.
House Corrino‏‎
The noble House of the Padishah Empire's hereditary emperors.
Ix
Home planet of the Ixians, a technological culture that produces sophisticated machines.
Landsraad
A political body consisting of the noble Houses in the Padishah Empire.
Melange‏‎
Also called Spice. A drug that can prolong life, increase awareness, and unlock prescience in some humans. Arrakis is the only known source.
Mentat‏‎
Mentats are humans specially trained to have exceptional memory, cognitive, and analytical abilites.
Ornithopter‏‎
An aircraft that flies by a combination of jet propulsion and bird-like flapping of wings. Mostly used within planetary atmospheres, but also capable of short-range space travel.
Padishah Empire
A galactic empire that encompassing the entire portion of the universe explored by humans.
Sandworm‏‎
An enormous worm-like creature native to the planet Arrakis.
Sardaukar‏‎
Formidable soldier-fanatics who serve the Padishah Emperors of House Corrino.
Spacing Guild
An organization with a monopoly on interstellar travel and banking. See also Guild Navigator.
Spice‏‎
See Melange.
Wind trap
A facility designed to collect moisture from the air.
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