Hilfer

noun informal
An ethnologist of high intelligence life forms.
Source
Rocannon’s World

Hilf

noun
Acronym of “high intelligence life form”.
Source
Planet of Exile

Farborn

noun archaic
A person not native to the planet they are inhabiting.
Source
Planet of Exile

Ansible

noun
A device that allows instantaneous communication over any distance.
Origin
Contraction of ‘answerable’.
Source
Rocannon’s World

Necrosphere

noun
An airborne swarm of self-organising inanimate matter.
Origin
Nekrós (“the dead”).
Source
The Invincible

Cosmeg

noun
A single star containing all the mass in the universe.
Origin
Abbreviated from ‘cosmic egg’.
Source
The Gods Themselves

Emmish

adjective informal
Behaviour characteristic of an Emotional (as distinct from a Parental or a Rational).
Source
The Gods Themselves

Batcar

noun
A battery-powered vehicle.
Source
The Lathe of Heaven

Godshatter

noun
Fragments of a superintelligence melded with a human-level intellect.
Source
A Fire Upon the Deep

Agrav

noun
A material producing an anti-gravity effect.
Source
A Fire Upon the Deep

Manhome

noun proper
The Earth.
Source
Norstrilia

Hier

verb
To perceive the thoughts of others telepathically.
Origin
Corruption of ‘hear’.
Source
Norstrilia