S Qel
qel ] / [ qel ]
Klingon letters:

1. doctor, physician

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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Qelpu' (beings capable of language)


The Klingon Dictionary p. 103

Canon examples

HaqwI' po' ghaH Qel'e'.
The doctor is a skilled surgeon. (stk 1998-10-20)

Derived and related words

Qel boQ doctor assistant
QelHom doctor assistant

2. Krell
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This word is a name so does not have a plural form.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 58

More Information

The parenthetical "physician" notes that this word refers to a medical doctor curing people. Qel should no be used as a title, as in "Ph.D. of chemistry" or "Dr. Okrand".

The general word for "doctor" or "physician" is Qel. A doctor who performs surgery is a HaqwI' surgeon. The two terms are not mutually exclusive; that is, the same individual may be referred to as both a Qel and a HaqwI'. It is reasonable to say HaqwI' po' ghaH Qel'e' the doctor is a skilled surgeon.

(quote from a message to the Usenet group, Oct. 20, 1998 Re: Just curious...)

See also

rachwI' nurse

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