A D'ni philosophical and theological word that means "love with the mind". It implies respect, unselfish love, close, personal knowledge and deep understanding of the other person. Theologically this was extended to Yahvo. It had been taught that in order to gain access into the Perfect Age, Yahvo only required such a relationship and nothing else.
Some put priority on taygahn and believed that it was more important even than Yahvo's commands. This has been criticised for example by Gish, who denounced his people for this. He declared that Tevahr and the Great King Ahlsendar had used taygahn as an excuse to do what they wanted, but it was time to focus on Yahvo's commands again.