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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 27 08:02:18 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, January 27, 2020

Klingon word: qatra'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: Katra (vulcan soul)
Source: qepHom 2017

i.e. a Vulcan's disembodied living soul/essence/spirit.  A *katra* can be preserved in a receptacle called a *vrekatra* or "katric ark".

N.B.  Do not confuse with the noun {qatru'} "nerd" !

qa' 		spirit (n)
yab 		mind, intellect (n)
jatyIn 		spiritual possession [by the dead] (n)
Heghpu'wI' 	dead (person) (n)

In 2369 The IKC Toh'Kaht exploded shortly after traversing the Bajoran wormhole from an exploratory mission into the Gamma Quadrant. The Toh'Kaht was the victim of energy spheres which contained the telepathic archives from the Saltah'na civilization, maintained by a “self-sustaining energy matrix”. (DS9 "Dramatis Personae")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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