[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HoSDo'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 26 07:28:06 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, September 26, 2016
> Klingon word: HoSDo'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: energy beings

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(KGT 107):  only a being of some sort can do something


Energy-beings are quite popular in Trek.  E.g.

"Millions of years ago we [Organians] were humanoid like yourselves." (Ayelborne, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

"John Doe" was the first Zalkonian to complete the metamorphosis from humanoid to noncorporeal being of pure energy (TNG "Transfigurations")

Other energy beings are the Thassians (TOS "Charlie X"), Gothosians (TOS "The Squire of Gothos"), the Companion cloud-creature (TOS "Metamorphosis"), the Beta XII-A "hate-feeding" creature, and the Q Continuum (TNG passim). Might the Medusans (TOS "Is There In Truth No Beauty?") and the group of 10 non-corporeal Zetarians (TOS "The Lights of Zetar", also be considered energy beings?), Ian Andrew Troi (TNG "The Child"), Koinonians (TNG "The Bonding").

ghot & nuv 	person [difference unknown]
yagh 			organism
Dep 			being [nonhumanoid]
yoq 			humanoid

"For the record, how do we describe him? Pure mentality? Force of intellect? Embodied energy? Superbeing? He must be classified, sir." (Spock, TOS "The Squire of Gothos")

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