S Sol Hovtay'
sol hov.'táz ] / [ sol hov.'táz ]
Klingon letters:
sol hovtayz
sol hovtayz

solar system

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This word is a name so does not have a plural form.
This noun is made of the parts Sol and Hovtay'.


This word does not appear as such in canon. It is derived from another word.

More Information

This is NOT a canon term, but it is inferred from the existing phrase telun Hovtay' Tellun Star System and the information that planet names use the word Sol in the scientific definition. (In The Year 2889)

Mars and Jupiter have two names, as do other planets in our solar system. There's the "scientific" name and the nickname that the Klingons learned after encountering and engaging with Terrans. In talking with Terrans, or in Terran-y contexts, the nicknames are more common.
(Marc Okrand to Jack bradley for In The Year 2889)
In a separate list, Okrand gave the scientific name for Mars as Sol loS and Jupiter as Sol vagh.
Based on that information, it can be concluded that all planet names in the solar system can be numbered, and the Terran sun is named Sol.

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