[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HoS choHwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Feb 20 07:47:16 PST 2020

Klingon word: HoS choHwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: transtator
Source: veS QonoS

The veS QonoS words were published in HolQeD 1.3 (p.9).


  The transtator is one of the key elements of Federation technology, forming part of a wide variety of systems and devices. 23rd century communicators and transporters incorporated a transtator. When McCoy left his behind on Sigma Iotia II, Kirk was concerned that the native Iotians, already culturally contaminated, might discover how the transtator worked and thus emulate the technology of the Federation. (TOS "A Piece of the Action")

  Transtators also formed part of a starship's power system. Chief O'Brien accidentally disconnected a transtator from the power grid of the old Enterprise while infiltrating that vessel in 2267, causing a localized power blackout. (DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations) 

  A 23rd century ion-transtator was among the items discovered in an Andorian chest aboard a derelict freighter in 2373. (DS9 "In the Cards"). 

  In 2375 Crewman Kellin asked Ezri Dax to use a microdyne coupler to recalibrate a transtator on AR-558. (DS9 "The Siege of AR-558")

HoS  			energy,  power (n)
HoS Hal  		power supply (i.e. a power pack for a device) (n)
HoS lIngwI'  		power generator (n)
HoS waw'  		energy facility (n)

choHwI'  		thing which alters [something] (n)
cha'puj choHwI' 	dilithium processor (n) 
Hap choHwI' 		replicator (n)
Soj choHwI' 		food replicator (slang) (n)
woj choHwI' 		reactor (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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