“…About BERON, the cruel and vain High Lord of the Autumn Court; about KALLIAS, the quiet and cunning High Lord of Winter; about HELION SPELL-CLEAVER, the High Lord of Day, whose one thousand libraries had been personally looted by Amarantha, and whose clever people excelled at spell work and archived the knowledge of Prythian.”
Alys (Alys Stark was a daughter of Lord Cregan Stark and Lady Alysanne Blackwood, Alys Karstark I married Lord Brandon Stark, Alys Karstark II married to Sigorn, Magnar of Thenn)
Alysane- a varient of the popular Alysanne (Alysane Mormont also known as the Young She-Bear is Lady Maege Mormont’s second daughter.)
Aregelle (Aregelle Stark was the eldest daughter of Elric Stark and Serena Stark she married Robard Cerwyn)
Arra (Arra Norrey was married Lord Cregan Stark)
Arrana (Arrana Stark was the youngest daughter of Edric Stark and Serena Stark she married Osric Umber)
Arsa (Arsa Stark was a daughter of Lord Brandon Stark and Lady Alys Karstark)
Arya (Arya Flint was married to Rodrik Stark grandmother to Eddard, Arya Stark Lord Eddard and Catelyn Tully’s second daughter)
Barbrey (Barbrey Ryswell was married William Dustin and is the current lady of House Dustin)
Berena (Berena Hornwood is wife of Leobald Tallhart and the sister of the current Lord Halys Hornwood, Berena Stark was the eldest daughter of Lord Beron Stark and Lady Lorra Royce)
Eddara (Eddara Tallhart the daughter of Ser Helman Tallhart)
Erena (Erena Glover the daughter of the current Lord Robett and Lady Sybelle Glover)
Jyana (Jyana Reed is the wife of Lord Howland Reed and the mother of Meera and Jojen Reed)
Lorra (Lorra Royce was married to Lord Beron Stark)
Lyanna (Lyanna Mormont the youngest daughter of Lady Maege Mormont, Lyanna Stark I the only daughter of Cregan Stark and Lady Lynara Stark, Lyanna Stark II sister to Lord Eddard)
Lyanne (Lyanne Glover was married Lord Willam Stark)
Lyarra (Lyarra Stark was the second daughter of Rodrik Stark and Arya Flint and married to her cousin once removed Lord Rickard Stark, and had four children with him; Brandon, Eddard, Lyanna and Benjen Stark.)
Lyessa (Lyessa Flint is the current Lady of Widow’s Watch)
Lynara (Lynara Stark was the third wife of Lord Cregan Stark)
Lyra (Lyra Mormont is the third daughter of Lady Maege Mormont)
Lysara (Lysara Karstark was married to Artos Stark)
Sansa (Sansa Stark I was the Lady of Winterfell and the second daughter of Rickon Stark and Jeyne Manderly she married her father’s half-brother Lord Jonnel Stark, Sansa Stark II first daughter of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully)
Sarra (Sarra Stark was the eldest daughter of Lord Cregan Stark and Lady Alysanne Blackwood)
Serena (Serena Stark was the eldest daughter of Rickon Stark she married twice once to Jon Umber and then to her uncle Edric Stark)
Wylla (Wylla Fenn was from the Neck and was the mother of Lord Brandon Stark’s bastard son Lonnel Snow, Wylla Manderly is the second daughter of Ser Wylis Manderly and Leona Woolfield and granddaughter to Lord Wyman)
Wynafryd (Wynafryd Manderly is the eldest daughter of Ser Wylis Manderly and Leona Woolfield and granddaughter to Lord Wyman)
loo probably derives from gare
à l’eau, a french phrase people would shout before they tossed the contents of chamber pots out of their window.
barbarian comes from the ancient greeks, who thought that foreign languages sounded like someone saying ba ba ba.
man was originally a gender-neutral term that meant person. the male counterpart to woman was wereman, which is where the word werewolf comes from.
moose doesn’t pluralise like goose or tooth because it comes from the eastern abenaki word mws, whereas the others come from old english.
algebra is taken from al-jabr, meaning restoration, part of the title of a book by muḥammad ibn mūsā al-khwārizmī, the 9th century persian polymath who pretty much invented the field. the word algorithm is taken from his last name.
bear derives from beron, a proto-germanic word meaning the brown one. many early germanic peoples believed that saying the literal word for bear would summon one, so the euphemism became widely-used and eventually usurped the original word.
ye, as in ye olde, should be pronounced the. the y represents the (in english) defunct letter þ, which is pronounced th. when typesetting was invented, typesetters chose y as the closest visual equivalent.
blimey and zounds (amongst others) are versions of religious curses, respectively god blind me and god’s wounds. mediaeval theologians believed that swearing by parts of god’s body caused literal harm to the divine, so altered versions became more common.
tarmac is an abbreviation of tar macadam, meaning tar-penetrated crushed rock. macadam is named for john loudon mcadam, who pioneered its use as a road surface.
torpenhow hill, located in cumbria, has a name that literally means hill hill hill hill.