S tay
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1. ceremony, rite, ritual

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: taymey


Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 184

Derived and related words

chontay ritual hunt
Heghtay death ritual
muvtay initiation
nentay Rite of Ascension
qutluch tay Kut'luch Ceremony
ruStay bonding ritual

2. tai (rank)
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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.


qepHom Saarbrücken 2014
See new words released at qepHom'a' 2014

3. be civilized
word type: verb used as adjective, TKD chapter 4.4.
Quality verbs are intransitive by nature.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 109

Derived and related words

taymoH civilize
tayqeq civilization

More Information

This is a title created by John M. Ford in his novel "The Final Reflection". It is used by several Klingon fan groups. It never appeared in a canon source, but was later vetted by Marc Okrand (qepHom 2014). Since these titles were created before TKD was published, any similarity to the word tay is a coincidence.

From lowest to highest, the titles are:

In addition to those above meanings, tay is the pronunciation (but not the name) of the letter t. (%qepa2009%)

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