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New Klingon Words

New Klingon Words (not in the original lexicon)

The words listed here were revealed or expanded upon after the publication of The Klingon Dictionary and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. This list was compiled and maintained for many years by Will Martin (a.k.a. charghwI'). It is now curated by Alan Anderson (a.k.a. ghunchu’wI’). Note that not all of these words are perfectly defined, and the list is subject to additions, deletions, and emendations as our knowledge increases. The choice of what words deserve to be included in this list is up to Alan. Send him suggestions for additional entries, realizing that only words from confirmed Okrand sources will be accepted, and the source must be cited. See the explanation at the bottom of this list for source abbreviation descriptions.

In order not to compete with Dr. Okrand’s income via royalties, the vocabulary of TKD and KGT will not be reproduced here. For a complete word list, combine this list with the ones in those two books.

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'ab
v.t.
have a length/height of (object is length)
HolQeD v6n2p9 S32}, MSN
'al
v
float (in/on air)
qepHom 15
'alnIl
n
(belt) buckle
qepHom 2015 p.14
'al'on
n
glass (material)
qepHom 15
'amerI'qa' SepjIjQa'
N
United States of America
TN!LK
'amerI'qa' tIng chan tIng
n
South America
qepHom 15
'amerI'qa' 'ev chan 'ev
n
North America
qepHom 15
'anDo'ra'
n
Andorra
qepHom 15
'antartIq
n
Antarctica
qepHom 15
'anyan 'oQqar
n
onion
TN!LK
'angweD
n
museum
qepHom 15
'aplo'
n
case, enclosure [The precise meaning is uncertain. The gloss given here is derived from wab qoSta' 'aplo' audiocassette and 'ul 'aplo'mey batteries.]
TN!LK
'aqroS
n
maximum / bottom surface of a table, ceiling
BoP Poster, HolQeD v8n3p2
'aqtu'
proper n
Aktuh - proper name from Klingon opera
TKW p187
'arDeH
n
ivy-like plant
qepHom 15
'arHentInya'
n
Argentina
qepHom 15
'arlogh
ques
how many times?
NEWS
'aSralya'
N
Australia
TN!LK
'aSralya'
n
Australia
qepHom 15
'aSya'
n
Asia
qepHom 15
'at
n
sound of letter a [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'avrI'qa'
n
Africa
qepHom 15
'a'ghen
n
professor, master teacher
qepHom 15
'a'leghen'I'
n
Allegheny (River, Mountains; US)
qepHom 15
'echlet
n
board
Monopoly
'echlet Hab
n
touchpad [De'wI' 'echlet Hab for computer touchpad if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
'echletHom
n
card
Monopoly
'eDjen
n
an arrogant or haughty person
HolQeD, v12n3p9
'eDSeHcha
n, plural
Take-Off/Landing Thrusters
BoP Poster
'elaDya'
N
Greece
TN!LK
'elI'jaH
n
unexpected guest
qep'a' wa'maH wejDIch
'em
v
vomit
HolQeD, v12n4p8
'emvI'
n
pin (straight)
qepHom 15
'entepray'
proper n
Enterprise (name of ship)
S15 HolQeD v4n3p5
'epIl naH
n
apple
TN!LK
'eqwaDor
n
Ecuador
qepHom 15
'eQway
n
navel, belly button
qepHom 10
'eQway'
n
computer mouse [A mouse button is leQ. Usually there are a poS leQ left button and nIH leQ right button. A scroll wheel is rutlhHom. To click a mouse button is 'uy; to "click a link" on a screen is wIv.]
qepHom 13
'eQway' 'echlet
n
mouse pad
qepHom 2015 p.19
'er'In
n
end (of stick, rope, etc.), other end from {megh'an} [This can refer to either end of the rope, stick or whatever, but once you arbitrarily choose an end to call {'er'In}, the OTHER end is called {megh'an}. Before you make this initial reference, either end can be called either {'er'In} or {megh'an}.]
HolQeD v12n2p6
'eSpanya'
N
Spain
TN!LK
'eSpeD
n
spade (card suit) [Marc Okrand to DYM]
qepHom 13
'eStIy
n
Estonia
qepHom 15
'et
n
sound of letter e [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'ev
n
northwestward, area to the northwest (320 degrees on terran 360 degree compass counted clockwise with 0 at north)
HolQeD v8n4p6
'ewrop
n
Europe
qepHom 15
'eyawaDIy
n
Irrawaddy (River in Burma/Myanmar)
qepHom 15
'eyre'
n
Ireland
qepHom 15
'e'mam
n
aunt, father's sister
HolQeD v9n3p8
'e'mamnal
n
aunt, father's brother's wife
HolQeD v9n3p8
'e'nal
n
someone who married into the family [No specific family relationship is given.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
'IDnar
n
magic, wizardry
qepHom 15
'IDnar lIl
v
perform magic [referring to a stage magician]
November 2016 email to Lieven
'IDnar lIlwI'
n
magician [a stage magician]
November 2016 email to Lieven
'IDnar pIn'a'
n
wizard, sorcerer
November 2016 email to Lieven
'Impey'
n
pyramid [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
'InSong
n
flower (bright part of plant)
qep'a' 23
'Internet
n
internet [Yes, it is a proper Klingon word.]
qepHom 13
'Iq
v
be too much, be too many
HolQeD v8n3p3
'IqnaH
n
mucus
HolQeD, v12n4p8
'IqnaH QaD
n
dry mucus, booger [charghwI' is interpreting this first definition (provided by Okrand) in creating the second one (created by charghwI') because he can't figure out any other meaning.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
'Irgh
v
bully
PCHC
'IrneH
n
uncle, mother's brother
HolQeD v9n3p8
'IrneHnal
n
uncle, mother's sister's husband
HolQeD v9n3p8
'ISlan
n
Iceland
qepHom 15
'It
n
sound of letter I [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'Italya'
N
Italy
TN!LK
'IvtIH
n
hip [pagh lut]
qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch
'Iw remwI'
n
vampire
qepHom 15
'Iw 'Ip ghomey
proper n
blood oath circles - the name of a well known sculpture by mIStaq
KCD
'I'SeghIm
n
curmudgeon [Marc Okrand email 2012-03-27]
email
'o
excl
O (vocative) [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
'och
n
conduit [(add to previous defs) ]
BoP Poster
'och mutlhwI'
n
plumber [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
'or
v
pilot, operate (an aircraft)
HolQeD v11n2p8
'orghen
n
Organia [in TKD English-Klingon side, it lists 'orghenya'.]
TKD
'orghen rojmab
n
Organian Peace Treaty [in TKD English-Klingon side, it lists 'orghenya' rojmab]
TKD
'orghenya'
n
Organia [in TKD Klingon-English side, it lists 'orghen.]
TKD
'orghenya' rojmab
n
Organian Peace Treaty [in TKD Klingon-English side, it lists 'orghen rojmab]
TKD
'orghenya'ngan
n
Organian [in TKD Klingon-English side, it lists 'orghengan]
TKD
'orghengan
n
Organian [in TKD English-Klingon side, it lists 'orghenya'ngan]
TKD
'orwI'
n
pilot, one who operates (an aircraft)
HolQeD v11n2p8
'oSteray'
n
Austria
qepHom 15
'ot
n
sound of letter o [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'otlh poH
n
Planck time
qepHom 2015 p.13
'otlhQeD
n
quantum physics
qepHom 2015 p.13
'otlhtej
n
quantum physicist
qepHom 2015 p.13
'oynot
n
unspecified flesh (of an animal)
qep'a' 23
'o'megh
n
end (of a song)
HolQeD v12n2p9
'o'rIS
n
molecule
qepHom 2015 p.13
'o'roy'
n
chalk
qepHom 15
'o'wen
n
someone/something of ambiguous status [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
'uD Haqtaj
n
laser scalpel
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
'uD'a'
n
laser
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
'uj'a'
n
big uj (unit of linear measure, about 3.15 meters)
SKNG:03FEB1999
'ul pat mutlhwI'
n
electrician [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
'ul Sech
n
flashlight
TN!LK
'ul 'aplo'mey
n
batteries
TN!LK
'uma'
n
petal
qep'a' 23
'ur
v
treason, commit treason [This is missing from the Klingon-English side of TKD.]
Addendum of TKD
'urgh
v
jab, poke [DYM]
qepHom 13
'urghwI'
n
poker (card game) [DYM]
qepHom 13
'urwI'
n
traitor [This is missing from the Klingon-English side of TKD]
Addendum of TKD
'uSgheb
n
a noisy bird known to make a ruckus at dawn, likened to a rooster [much fiercer than a rooster]
HolQeD v10n4p5
'uSqan
n
iron (element)
qepHom 2015 p.13
'ut
n
sound of letter u [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'ut'at
n
chest of drawers
qep'a' 23

Works Cited

CK
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Conversational Klingon (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 5-022-73903-6391
FFN
Festival of the Spoken Nerd (2015). Full Frontal Nerdity DVD. Laughing Stock. ISBN: 0-671-79739-5
HolQeD
(1992 to present). The quarterly journal of the Klingon Language Institute. Assorted interviews with and articles by Marc Okrand. ISSN: 1061-2327
KCD
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Star Trek: Klingon, CD-ROM. New York: Simon & Schuster Interactive. ISBN: 0-671-52873-4
Monopoly
(2011). MONOPOLY® – Star Trek Klingon Limited Edition, board game. USAopoly/Hasbro.
PCHC
Chase Masterson (2016). Pop Culture Hero Coalition message. Facebook. (link)
PK
Levine, Barry & Okrand, Marc. (1993). Power Klingon: Master the Language of Warriors (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-87975-8
qepHom
An annual meeting of Klingonists in Germany. The first such qepHom took place in 2002. (The word can refer to any minor gathering, but this list uses it exclusively for the organized German meeting.)
qep’a’
The annual conference of the Klingon Language Institute. Marc Okrand is often in attendance. qep’a’ wa’DIch was held in 1994. (The word can refer to any convention or conference, but this list uses it exclusively for the KLI’s annual meeting.)
TKD
Okrand, Marc. (1985 & 1992). The Klingon Dictionary, 2nd ed. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-74559-X
TKW
Okrand, Marc. (1996). Star Trek: The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-53755-5
TN!LK
(2011). Talk Now! Learn Klingon. EuroTalk, Ltd. ISBN: 1-846-06606-9
veS QonoS
(1990). Newsletter of Mortas-Te-Kaase, a defunct Klingon club. Some new words from Marc Okrand appeared, and a subset of these were later used in CK.The entire list was reprinted by permission of both Okrand and the club in HolQeD 1:3.

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