[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rach

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 9 07:24:38 PST 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, January 07, 2023

Klingon word: 	rach
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	invigorate, fortify, strengthen
Source: 	SKNG:20OCT1998

chalqach rachlu'pu'bogh 
[Molor's] fortified tower (PB)

chalqachlIj rachlu'ta'bogh tutDaq mol'egh betleH 
The bat'leth sunk into the post of your fortified tower (PB)

(st.k 10/1998):  The verb {rach} has been translated variously as invigorate,  fortify, and strengthen… When used in reference to a person, the verb {rach} suggests an improvement in health; when used in reference to an inanimate object, say, a mechanical device or the hull of a ship, {rach} also implies improvement or betterment. {rach} is to be distinguished from {tI'} "repair" in two ways:  (1) {tI'} is generally not applied to living beings;  (2) {tI'} suggests restoration to a previous state, not necessarily improvement.  {rach} is also to be distinguished from {Dub} "improve", which seems to be used primarily when what is being enhanced is of a more abstract nature (as when one improves or increases one's status, skill, understanding, etc.).

rachwI'  	nurse ["invigorator, fortifier, strengthener"] (n) (st.k)

HoS 		be strong (v)
HoSghaj 	be powerful, potent (v)
notlh 		be obsolete (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from recent qep’a’mey 
    or qepHommey. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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