Doctor Who Lexicon 2

celationSeason Three

Maaga is Jamaican patois for “skinny”.

Chumbley is a surname derived from the Old English name Ceolmund and “leah”, a woodland clearing.  It shares the same roots as the place name Cholmondeley in Cheshire, which is pronounced “chumley”.

A rill is a small stream, cut into the surface of rocks or soil.

A cory is a South American freshwater fish.

Mavic is a French bicycle parts manufacturer.

Zephon was an angel in Paradise Lost (John Milton).

Celation is a legal medical term for the concealment of pregnancy.

Bors is the name of two Arthurian knights, Bors the Elder and Bors the Younger.

Dodo and the Dodos is a Danish pop band.  Dodo is a bonus track on the David Bowie album Diamond Dogs… oh, and an extinct bird.

Rhos is a Welsh village in Neath Port Talbot.

A monoid is an algebraic structure with a single associative binary operation and an identity element, in the field of abstract algebra.  Seems straightforward enough to me.

Jano is a municipality of Honduras.

Senta is a town in Serbia.

A tor is a rocky outcrop or a hill.

Chal is a beverage made from fermented camel milk.

Edal was an otter who bit off part of two of naturalist television presenter Terry Nutkins’s fingers.

Wotan was the Old High German word for Odin.  It was also used as the start codeword for Operation Barbarossa (the German invasion of Russia during WW2).

Season Four

Resno is Slovenian for “seriously” or “gravely”.

Trask is a mountain in Oregon.

Zaroff is a big game hunter in The Most Dangerous Game, a short story by Richard Connell (1924).

Questa is a village in New Mexico.

Alvis was a British car manufacturer, which became a subsidiary of Rover in 1965.

Macra are diacritical marks to indicate long vowels, the plural of macron.

Pinto is Spanish for “painted”.

Season Five

A kaftan is a robe or tunic, often highly decorated, worn by various cultures around the world.

A klieg light was a strong spotlight used in the early days of filmmaking.

Ted Rogers was an Engish comedian and host of the popular game show 3-2-1 (1978-1988).

Padmasambhava was an 8th Century Buddhist master, who helped in the construction of the first ever Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

Ralpachan was a king of Tibet, and strong supporter of Buddhism (817-836).

Clent is a village in Worcestershire.

Penley is a village in Wrexham.

Arden is an area of Warwickshire.

Varga is a Canadian metal band.

Turóc was an administrative county in the Kingdom of Hungary, now in North-Western Slovakia.

A servo is a small actuator used for radio control and robotics.  It is also Australian slang for a petrol station.

Zoe is Greek for “life”.

Patrick Troughton is Old English for “absolute legend”.  Ok, it’s not, but it should be.

(link to Doctor Who Lexicon 1)


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