Dictionary of Kilrathi Words and Terms

ak'rah leaves

a type of spice

arakh leaves

a Kilrathi intoxicant

bahk

another predator that the Kilrathi might consider a threat

bak

something related to old diapers

Banner of Fa'orc'al

medal of honour given by the Emperor himself to pilots for extraordinary courage

birha tree

a type of tree commonly found on Ghorah Khar

boryangee

Kilrathi mouse-analogue

Brajakh Kar

Fortress of the Dark

chakta

an adversary worthy of being considered equal rank to Kilrathi, and thus deserving execution rather than slavery upon capture

churnah

a kind of weak animal

chee'dyachee

a senior vassal or retainer

crugalga

semi-intelligent but meek beasts that once existed on Kilrah,
analogous to cows or sheep

dai

prefix term used in some Kilrathi names

dor-chal

a striking bird

Draga

A hunting reserve on Kilrah, used for coming of age rites

The Drakhai

The Imperial Guard

Frak'ha

a ceremonial flower that is scattered across Kilrathi deathstones

gatagak'vu

a war of total eradication:
slaughter of every one of the enemy, as well as the complete irradiation of their worlds

Haggin

Kilrathi hunting trick, to send a lone warrior out feigning injury,
so as to bait a prey and draw it out for attack

harakh

food that is eaten by prey species, i.e. plants

"H'as aiy'hra n'hakh ri'kahri krikajj, nai korekh sha'yi."

"Beyond the eyes of my enemy, I shall prepare for the day of his destruction."

hrai

clan

Hraijakh

most likely heir, a tanist

huma ta humas

"quid pro quo", in the Kilrathi royal tongue

Hyilghar

a staff lieutenant

Ikgara Kutgaga

sacred Kilrathi historical text recounting the lineage of the clans and the History of the Eight

Jak-tu

To spring from concealment and attack by surprise a large and unsuspecting prey

Jak-ta Ga

Kilrathi war cry announcing the success of an attack

jaq

term used in some Kilrathi names, similar in meaning to "nar" or "lak"

jirak

Kilrathi beverage ceremony used to honour important guests

kabaka

kamikaze

kaga

warrior spirit

Ka-tagu

honorific title given to the offspring of one who had committed tagugar

kalkrath

interrogation by torture

Kalrahr

commanding officer

Kaschee

ceremonial scarf

kass'richak

ancient Kilrathi curse

kil

term referring to one of the Kilrathi race, pl. "kili"

Kilra'hra

Kilrathi commoner

"Kir'kha n'ikh rakh k'har, Sharhi nar Hhallas."

"I, Sharhi of Hhallas, swear to avenge my honour."

Kn'Thrak

"The Great Dark"

ko

prefix term used in some Kilrathi names

Koractu

A type of Kilrathi sword

Krahnakh Ghayeer

"Unseen Death"

lak

honorific term used in some Kilrathi names, similar in meaning to "nar"

lerkrath

interrogation by drugs

merdha

a prey species

merrgha

a Hhallasian plant

nak'tara

Earth

nalga

a carnivore indigenous to Draga

nar

"of", prefix term used in Kilrathi names to denote one's clan or planet of origin

oktomak

a unit of measurement, possibly equivalent to eight kilometres

paki

a pawn

Pukcal

The Day of Atonement, a yearly purifying ritual

Ragnarok

A glorious final battle

sa'guk

one who is already considered dead to his hrai because of an act of shame or dishonour

sckviska

celebratory alcohol

sharvath

an idiot or a fool

Sivar-Eshrad

The Way Of Lord Sivar

Sivistian candle

type of ceremonial candle

skabak

the will to die for the glory of Kilrah

szcaltal

fly-analogue indigenous to Kilrathi most common during summer

Sukhar May'ya

a Kilrathi alcoholic beverage

tagugar

the highest honour a Kilrathi warrior can seek, to volunteer to sacrifice oneself and destroy the enemy, thus enhancing the strength of one's clan

takhar

one of equal rank

Thrak'hra

Kilrathi noble

traggil

Kilrathi rat-analogue

Trathkhar

a bridge officer

Trav'hra'nigath

"To grant the prize without struggle"

Tr'Thrak

"The Light Of Sivar"

Tuhaga

An important religious or cultural day of celebration for Kilrathi, possibly commemorating the creation of the Empire

tuka

one who displays hesitation or weakness, low scum

ukta

prey-food

ulanna

a species of tree indigenous to Kilrah

urgaka

flying serpent found on Vukar Tag

utak

the lowest and most despised caste of Kilrathi society: toilet cleaners

Va ka garga ka naru ha garga

"Those not of the blood must have their blood spilt"

Vak'qu

Kilrathi alcoholic beverage

vorshaki

dueling blade

vorshooka

ritual blade for cub-bearing and murder

Vrag'chath Missile

Skipper Missile

vraxar

Kilrathi expletive

xark

A drink composed of the fresh blood of the main species hunted by Kilrathi

zaga

The warrior spirit

zarmak

unit of measurement, equal to 1/12 of a centimetre

Zu'kara

Ritual suicide



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