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Cardassian language is the primary language of the Cardassian civilization.
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bak'rikan The phrase for "no surrender." In the mirror universe, a Galor-class warship under the command of Gul Evek was called the . ( Bak'rikan - VOY Mirror Universe novel: )
The Mirror-Scaled Serpent
Cardassian The name by which the Cardassians refer to themselves meant "People of Discipline." ( - ST New Worlds, New Civilizations short story: " The Glories of the Hebitians")
odo-ital The word for "nothing". Odo was given this name by the Cardassians and eventually shortened it to just "Odo". ( DS9 episode: " Heart of Stone")
legna A divine entity but not a god. ( - DS9 Prophecy and Change short story: " Three Sides to Every Story", - DS9 Tales from the Captain's Table short story: " The Officers' Club")
shri-tal The name for a Cardassian ritual in which a dying person reveals their secrets to the rest of the family, for use against their enemies. ( DS9 episode: " Ties of Blood and Water")
shtel Cardassian language word used in colorful metaphors. In context, a Cardassian might say "I don't give a shtel what he said". ( TTN novel: )
Sword of Damocles
Cardassian alphabet was designed by the and TNG art departments for use on models, set decoration and DS9 computer displays.