tratbagu, n. Human (derogatory.)
usage: An extremely harsh insult, tratbagu was typically applied to suggest someone was not worthy of succeeding the Ksreskézaians and should be jettisoned out an airlock for the good of the collective. Based on its etymology, the word was probably used as an insult by the Oksoi against their servants, and its continued use came with the implication that the speaker believes the Ksreskézaian Empire was the natural or desirable order for the world. It survives in modern Wanisini as shatbaga, in which case it specifically suggests that an ekela is no better than a slave, which was likely its original meaning at the end of the Ninth Empire.etymology: Unattested Sotaní Oksirapho; probably *tra·tbagin "unreliable fool" (literally 'pink two-leg') suggesting frivolity and frailness
attestation: tratbaga was one of the few words Sarthía considered unpublishable in her role as Censor. Although it was in widespread use by the Lilitai at the time of contact, its oldest known written citation is from the final instructions she left to the Council of Elders; previously it had only been written as gendzhrekhte tsile tandiwe fleviñkai ("the insult starting with T"), tande lí tshitse ("T word") or t———a. The word is used extensively in Fínanía's Núí Ahekía, which reflects on the demise of Lilitic culture, where its weight as a racist slur is clearly established.
tags: noun, insult, concrete
reverse terms: biped, human, pink-skin, posthuman