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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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bachHa'
v
err, make a mistake (slang) [listed as (n) in Klingon-English side (likely an intentional mistake), but (v) in English-Klingon side and in body text.]
KGT
baghHa'
v
decrypt, break, crack (a code) [without permission, by unauthorized means]
qepHom 13
baghneQ
n
spoon
startrek.klingon
baHjan
n
launcher
BoP
bam
v
face, have the prospect of having to deal with [STID]
qepHom 12
banan naH
n
banana
TN!LK
baQa'
excl
general invective
TKD p178
barat
N
India
TN!LK
bartIq
n
branch (of a tree)
qepHom 15
baS Ha'on
n
staple
qepHom 2015 p.18
baS laSvargh
n
foundry
qepHom 15
baS SIrgh
n
wire
qepHom 15
batlh
n
honor [general, philosophical concept, associated with integrity]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
bay
n
sound of letter b [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
beb
n
roof
NEWS
beb mutlhwI'
n
roofer [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09 ]
qepHom
belghIya'
n
Belgium
qepHom 15
bertlham
n
end (of an opera, play, story, speech) [This refers to the final section of such a performance (last act, scene, sentence, etc.)]
HolQeD v12n2p8
betgham
n
liquid (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
betleH bey'
n
Bat'telh display
KCD
beylI'
n
bank
TN!LK
be'etor
proper n
B'Etor - one of the DuraS sisters
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26
be'joy'
n
ritualized torture by women
Sarek
bIQ
n
water [water is used as the symbol of weakness and disdain.]
TKW p34-35
bIQ Duj
n
boat
TN!LK
bIQ ghItmoHwI'
n
fountain
qepHom 15
bIQSIp
n
hydrogen
BoP Poster
bIQSIp 'ugh
n
deuterium isotope
BoP Poster
bIQyIn
n
cookie sandwich (two chabHommey stuck together)
qepHom 2015 p.12
bIraSIw
n
Brazil
qepHom 15
bIreQtagh
n
bregit lung [food item shown and described on KCD.]
Addendum
bIS'ub
n
bottom (interior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
bI'rel tlharghDuj
n
B'rel-class Scout
BoP Poster
bI'reS
n
beginning (of an opera, play, story, speech) [This refers to the opening section of such a performance (last act, scene, sentence, etc.)]
HolQeD v12n2p8
bo
n
feather
HolQeD v10n4p5
bon
v
share with [B-vaD C bon A: A shares C with B]
qepHom 15
bop
n
be about, be concerned with [Got this from http://www.livejournal.com/community/klingon/ entry August 1, 2005 by ubykhlives Example: {HolQeD bopbe' paqvam} = "This book is not about linguistics."]
qep'a' wa'maH cha'DIch
boq
n
alliance / bloc, coalition / fusion
TKD / KGT / BoP poster
boq
v
ally with, form an alliance with, used in math for addition [used in math: boq for addition, boqHa' for subtraction, X-logh boq'egh Y for multiplication, X-logh boqHa''egh Y for division. See chen.]
TKD / KGT / BoP poster/HolQeD v9n3p10
boqHa'
v
used in math for subtraction [used in math: boqHa' for subtraction]
HolQeD v9n3p10
boqHa''egh
v
used in math for division [used in math: X-logh boqHa''egh Y for division. See chen.]
TKD / KGT / BoP poster/HolQeD v9n3p10
boq'egh
v
used in math for multiplication [used in math: X-logh boq'egh Y for multiplication]
HolQeD v9n3p10
bor
v
gurgle [This specifically refers to the sound that a stomach makes.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
borghel
n
a very small bird whose eggs are considered quite tasty
HolQeD v10n4p4
bo'Degh
n
bird, the most general word for a bird-like creature
HolQeD v10n4p4
bo'voD
n
drawer
qep'a' 23
buq
n
bag, sack, pouch, pocket [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15 ]
qepHom 9
buqjaj
n
Friday
qepHom 12
buq'Ir
n
cube [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27 ]
qepHom 12
bur
v
hiccup
HolQeD, v12n4p8
butlh
n
dirt under fingernails; symbolic equivalent of gall, an admirable trait to have
TKD; TKW p142
chabal
n
something desired or requested
qepHom 2015 p.12
chach Duj
n
ambulance
TN!LK
chaDvay'
n
Hertz (frequency)
from veS QonoS, HolQeD, v1n3p9
chalqach
n
tower [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
paq'batlh
chan
n
eastward, area toward the east (90 degrees on Terran 360 degree compass with north as 0 and degrees counted clockwise)
HolQeD v8n4p6
chang'eng
n
pair
BoP Poster
chaS
n
top of walking cane or ceremonial cane
HolQeD v12n2p7
chaw'
n
permit [This entry was missing from the Klingon-English side of TKD, though it is used as a noun in PK: cha'puj vIngevmeH chaw' HInobneS.]
chaw' ngoq
n
password, passphrase, passcode
qepHom 13
chay
n
sound of letter ch [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
cha'bIp
n
a bird noted for its speed
HolQeD v10n4p4
cha'DIch
n
second, aide
TKW p21
cha'Do'
n
a species of Klingon bird about which little is known
HolQeD v10n4p4
cha'naS
n
a small bird which digs up bugs to eat
HolQeD v10n4p4
cha'neH
n
forearm
qepHom 10
cha'par
n
a bird noted for its song
HolQeD v10n4p4
cha'qu'
n
a bird with a noisy, repetitive cry
HolQeD v10n4p4
cha''etlh pe'wI'
n
scissors
TN!LK
cheb
n
unit weight approx. 5 pounds (2.25kg)
MSN
cheb'a'
n
unit weight approx. 45-46.4 pounds (20.4-21.05 kg) (9-9.28 cheb) [The numbers don't quite mesh, but this is the best I can figure from different equivalences we've been given.]
BoP poster
chegh
v
return (to) (direct object is place returned to)
NEWS
chen
v
take form [used in math where the subject is the result of the formula statement (typically using some form of the verb boq). The chen statement follows the boq statement with a semicolon dividing them in Okrand's notation.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
cheS
n
an animal with long ears, similar to an Earth rabbit
qep'a' 23
cheSqa'
n
Czech Republic
qepHom 15
chevwI' tlhoy'
n
territorial wall (e.g. Berlin Wall)
NEWS
chIq
v
cross, transverse
qepHom 15
chIvo'
n
total dishonor, absolute lack of honor [STID]
qepHom 12
chIw
v
express, embody, exude, epitomize [STID]
qepHom 12
chob
n
corridor
BoP Poster
chob'a'
n
main corridor
BoP Poster
choq
v.t.
preserve[, save]
TKW p211
choQ
n
deck (on a ship)
BoP Poster
chuD
n
people, kin, member of the same group or tribe or clan (very similar to vInDa') [STID]
qepHom 12
chum
v
be colorful [Friends of Maltz: Qov]
qep'a' 23
chungHa'wI'
n
brake
qepHom 15
chuq'a'
n
long range
BoP Poster
chuv
n
leftover
qepHom 2015 p.12
chuy
v
sneeze
HolQeD, v12n4p8
DabqI'
n
mud, clay, putty
qepHom 15
DaH
n
array, bank
BoP Poster and KGT p56
Daq noy
n
landmark (not a building)
qepHom 15
DaSjaj
n
Monday
qepHom 12
Dav
v
sway (aircraft moves to the side without yawing) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
DavHam
n
false honor
HolQeD, v12n3p9
Day
n
sound of letter D [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Da'nal
n
a bird characterized by erratic, unpredictable behavior [similar to Da'vI']
HolQeD v10n4p4
Da'vI'
n
a bird characterized by erratic, unpredictable behavior [similar to Da'nal]
HolQeD v10n4p4
Dem
v
be clear, transparent, uncolored [Friends of Maltz: Qov]
qep'a' 23
DenIb
n
Denebia [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbya']
TKD
DenIb Qatlh
n
Denebian slime devil [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbya'ngan Qatlh]
TKD
DenIbngan
n
Denebian
TKD
DenIbya'
n
Denebia [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIb]
TKD
DenIbya' Qatlh
n
Denebian slime devil [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbngan Qatlh]
TKD
DenIbya'ngan
n
Denebian [In Klingon-English side, this is spelled {DenIbngan}]
TKD
Denmargh
N
Denmark
TN!LK
Deq
v
be erstwhile, former, prior, ex- [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Der
v
yaw (aircraft nose points left or right) [It is unknown if this word has meaning outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p9
DeSwar
n
closet, cupboard, cabinet, fixed storage device
qep'a' 23
De' chu' ghItlh
n
newspaper
TN!LK
De' jengva'
n
compact disc
TN!LK
De' QulwI'
n
librarian
qepHom 15
De'wI' tIS
n
laptop computer, portable computer
qepHom 13
De'wI'Hom
n
laptop computer, portable computer
qepHom 13
DIgh
v
undertake, deal with
qep'a' 23
DIlyum
n
trillium [An unspecified commodity. In the TOS episode "Errand of Mercy" Spock poses as a Vulcan trader in kevas and trillium. Thus, both appear in TKD. Star Trek Encyclopedia lists them as a gemstones, established in DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations".]
TKD
DIn
n
Open entryway (to corridor, tunnel, conduit, Jeffries tube, branch of sewer) [This is the open entryway of any enclosed space longer than wide in which people might find themselves. If there is a door that closes, this is not a {DIn}. It is merely a {lojmIt}.]
HolQeD v12n2p7
DIr paH bID
n
kilt-like garment [DIr bID is sufficient if the context is clear.]
qepHom 2015 p.14
DIr QanwI' taS
n
suntan lotion
TN!LK
DIvI'
n
federation, organization, [association, league, union]
The last three from HolQeD v4n4p11
DI'on
n
characteristic, trait
qepHom 15
DI'ruj
n
reality [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom
n
virtual reality software [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
Doj
n
batch, pile, heap, accumulation [STID]
qepHom 12
Dojmey
n
mass, masses, multitude, a very large but indeterminate group of something (people or otherwise) [STID]
qepHom 12
Dol
n
entity[, whole] [translated as "whole"]
TKW p209
Doq 'ej wovbe'
v
be brown
HolQeD v8n1p7
DoQmIv
n
sink for cleaning hands, face, food, etc
qep'a' 23
DoQmIv'a'
n
bathtub, swimming pool [when needed, distinguish by qualifiers: Say'moHmeH DoQmIv'a', QalmeH DoQmIv'a']
qepHom 15
Dor
v
end [The subject of this verb is a period or unit of time. This verb is not adjectival and takes no direct object.]
HolQeD v12n2p8
DoyIchlan
N
Germany
TN!LK
Do'Ha'
v
be unfortunate
Inside front cover of TKD, but not in word list.
Dugh
v
be vigilant [missing from E-K.]
DujtlhuQ
n
star (shape) [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Duran lung DIr
n
Durani lizard skins [a food item which never uses plural suffix]
KCD
DuraS
proper n
Duras
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26
Dut
v
slam down (object is the thing slammed down)
qepHom 2015 p.19
Du'Hom
n
garden
qepHom 15
ghach
v
lurk, lie in wait, lie low (ready to ambush, for example, hidden but posing a threat) [STID]
qepHom 12
ghal
v
be jealous (of), envy
HolQeD v8n3p4
ghan
v
be hectic, very active, lively
qepHom 15
ghanHa'
v
be peaceful, calm
qepHom 15
ghantoH
n
model, example, pattern [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
ghang
v
end prematurely (an event, voyage, battle, play, opera, story, song, etc.) [The subject of this verb is the person causing an event to prematurely end. The direct object is the event that is ended.]
HolQeD v12n2p8
ghangwI'
n
horizon
HolQeD v11n2p8
ghaptal
n
equator
qepHom 15
gharlIq 'oQqar
n
garlic
TN!LK
ghav
n
carbon
qepHom 2015 p.13
ghav 'uSqan
n
steel
qepHom 15
ghawran
proper n
Gowron
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S25 & S26
ghay
n
sound of letter gh [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
ghay
v
spray
TN!LK
ghaytanHa'
adv
unlikely
British television magazine, "Radio Times"
ghay'cha'
excl
general invective
TKD P178
gheb
n
horn (musical instrument)
HolQeD v10n2p9
gher
v.t.
formulate, compile, pull together
Okrand Forum, MSN
ghet
v
pretend [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
ghetwI'
n
pretender [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
ghID
v
pierce, perforate
qepHom 2015 p.18
ghIlaSnoS
n
Glasnost - ancient political movement
TKW p186
ghIn
n
monastery, religious community [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
ghInjaj
n
Saturday [not used for formal occasions]
qepHom 12
ghIq
adv
then, subsequently
HolQeD v8n3p4
ghIrep naH
n
grapes
TN!LK
ghIt
v
flow (e.g., water), gush, spout
qepHom 15
ghItlh
v
mark (upon) ["'To mark (upon)' something is ghItlh. This isn't just writing; it's any kind of marking. (Note that ghItlh, 'to write,' refers to the physical act of writing. It doesn't mean 'to create a composition.')"]
Okrand's notes, HolQeD v2n4p18
ghItlhjaj
n
Wednesday
qepHom 12
ghItlhwI'
n
stylus
KGT p79
ghIv
n
limb (of a person) [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
paq'batlh
gho paq
n
binder, notebook (something you can add and remove pages from)
qepHom 2015 p.19
gho tut
n
cylinder [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
gho 'Impey'
n
cone [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ghobchuq loDnI'pu'
proper n
The Brothers Fight One Another - famous statue
KCD
ghochwI'
n
the constellation "Tracker"
from KCD lab
ghogh HablI'
n
telephone
HolQeD v5n2p20
ghogh'ot
n
bill, payment request, something you must pay
qepHom 2015 p.18
ghojmeH ghItlhwI'
n
pencil
TN!LK
ghojmeH taj
n
boy's knife
KCD
ghommeH yotlh
n
plaza, courtyard
qepHom 15
ghotI'
n
fish, most general word for fish-like creature
HolQeD v10n4p5
ghub
n
bud (the flower, fruit, or shoot before it develops)
qep'a' 23
ghubDaQ
n
first born child
HolQeD v9n3p9
ghun
v
be warm [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HolQeD v13n1p8
ghuQ
n
poem
qepHom 15
ghuy'
excl
Klingon curse, damn [From ST5]
HolQeD v8n4p13
ghuy'cha'
excl
Klingon curse [In CK, this is the curse one would use after receiving an unsettling communiqué. It is far worse than "Darn it!"]
TKD p58
Han
v
be learned, scholarly, erudite
qepHom 15
HanDI'
n
cell
qep'a' 23
Har'ey
n
rainbow
qep'a' 23
HaSta jIH
n
television
TN!LK
Hay
n
sound of letter H [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Ha'DIbaH ghIH tIr ngogh je
n
burger
TN!LK
Ha'on
n
staple
qepHom 2015 p.18
Ha'on vevwI'
n
stapler
qepHom 2015 p.18
Heghba'
n
ritual suicide
from Sarek, the novel by A. C. Crispin
Hey
v
battle or fight against one's own group (not the supposed enemy) [STID]
qepHom 12
HeySel
n
atom
qepHom 2015 p.13
HIjmeH chaw'
n
stamp
TN!LK
Hoch
n
everyone, all, everything [In HolQeD v5n2p11: If noun following Hoch is explicitly plural, it means "all". If it is singular, it means "each".]
TKW p33 - first in noun-noun pair
HolQeD
n
the KLI journal
from HolQeD
Hom
v
use the second toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
HomwI'
n
second toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
Hong boq chuyDaH
n
impulse fusion thrusters
BoP Poster
Hongghor
n
impulse drive
BoP Poster
HoQ
v
be honored falsely, be falsely honorable [deception is implied]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
HoS choHwI'
n
transtator
veS QonoS, HolQeD, v1n3p9
Ho' teywI'
n
toothbrush
TN!LK
Ho'Du' Say'moHwI' tlhagh
n
toothpaste
TN!LK
Hu
n
zoo
missing from E-K section of TKD
Huch chaw'
n
credit card
TN!LK
HuchQeD
n
economics [This is slang with no non-slang counterpart]
KGT p148
HuH
n
PK: bile TKW: gall KCD/KGT: slime
Hun
n
type of animal, Khrun [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch (KRAD's A Burning House)]
paq'batlh
Hutvagh
n
too many people or things in a place at once [Disclosed during a congested drive on Interstate 95.]
HolQeD v11n3p13
Hutvav
n
nerve (anatomy, physiology)
qepHom 15
Hutvav rarwI'
n
neural synapse
qepHom 15
Hut'In
n
nail [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
Hut'In vIl
n
screw [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
Hu'tegh
excl
general invective
TKD p178
jaDchu'
v
juggle (objects, not tasks)
qepHom 15
jaghla'
n
enemy commander
TKD p64-65
jaj
n
day (from dawn to dawn)
TKW p69 - jajvam
jaj wa'
n
Sunday
qepHom 12
jajlo' chum
n
sunrise (colorful sky) [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
jajlo' Qa'
n
a noisy animal (not a bird) known for making a ruckus at dawn, like a rooster
HolQeD v10n4p5
jajvam
n
today
TKW p69 - jajvam
jal
v
imagine, envision
qepHom 2015 p.14
janluq pIqarD HoD
proper n
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S25
jaQ
v
be deep [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
jaQHa'
v
be shallow [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
javtIm
n
virus
qep'a' 23
jay
n
sound of letter j [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
je
adv
also [described in grammar section. It follows the verb it modifies.]
TKD
jentu'
n
bird, type of bird (aquatic, flightless) [Marc Okrand's Sea World visit with Pat Duff @pduff1964 2013-08-11]
Twitter
jer
v
surge (aircraft suddenly moves forward or backward) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
jeS, jeS QoQ
n
jazz (music) [loanword from DIvI' Hol]
qepHom 15
jev
v
storm, [wheeze, breathe noisily] [The verb to Storm is in TKD, but this new meaning "wheeze" arrived in HolQeD.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
jey'
n
tin
qepHom 15
jey' Sorpuq
n
bronze
qepHom 15
jey'naS ghoqwI'
n
double agent [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom 10
je'
v.t.
feed (someone else)[, enrich (spirit)]
TKW p7
jIb Ho'Du'
n
comb
TN!LK
jIb yachwI'
n
hairbrush
TN!LK
jIj
v
cooperate [jIj is listed only in the Klingon-English side of TKD while yeq is listed only in the English-Klingon side. KGT lists it as "be cooperative".]
TKD
jIm
v
heave (aircraft rising or falling without pitching) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
jIn
v
wish
qepHom 2015 p.12
jInmol pa'
n
studio, workspace
qepHom 15
jIr
excl
Whoop-dee-doo!, La-dee-dah!, Who cares?!, Big deal! [When the word was first encountered it was accompanied by a gesture of pointing upward and moving the hand in a circular motion, but Marc Okrand made clear that the gesture is not an integral part of the exclamation.]
qepHom 14
jIvvo'
n
evil criminal, villain, malefactor [STID]
qepHom 12
jI'ev
n
handle, knob, doorknob
qep'a' 23
jolpat
n
transporter system
BoP Poster
jorneb
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in the body text and E-K
jornub
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in K-E
juch
v
have a width of
MSN
jul
n
sun [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
julSIp
n
helium
qepHom 2015 p.13
jungwoq
N
China
TN!LK
laq
v
flap [move like a bird's wings, not like a flag. Proper usage: laq tel. tel laqmoH bo'Degh.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
laS
v
ink up, put paint on a brush
qepHom 2015 p.19
lat
n
monument, memorial (building)
qepHom 15
law
n
nogree (1/243 of a circle) [DYM]
qepHom 13
lawrI'
n
degree (1/360 of a circle) [sometimes called law chu', though with increasing rarity]
qepHom 13
law'
v
many, be many, [numerous, be numerous]
TKD, in E-K
lay
n
sound of letter l [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
lay
n
air (technical term)
qep'a' 23
la'SIv
n
type of animal (like a turtle) [email to Felix Malmanbeck]
misc
leD
v
be perpendicular [DYM]
qepHom 13
leng buq
n
suitcase
TN!LK
leng chach mab
n
trip insurance ["voyage emergency contract"]
qepHom 15
leng chaw'
n
passport
TN!LK
lep
n
solid (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
lerup
n
bacterium, bacteria
qep'a' 23
letSeburgh
n
Luxembourg
qepHom 15
letbaQ
n
rectangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
lev
n
hard palate, roof of mouth [Got this from http://www.livejournal.com/community/klingon/ entry August 1, 2005 by ubykhlives]
qep'a' wa'maH cha'DIch
le'mIS
n
blockade
Monopoly
le'yo'
n
pride [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
lIb
v
be impending, imminent, loom [STID]
qepHom 12
lIbya'
n
Libya
qepHom 15
lIH
v
begin a song
HolQeD v12n2p9
lIHtentay'
n
Lichtenstein
qepHom 15
lIl
v
simulate, impersonate [The idea is one of doing something such that the subject of the verb looks or behaves like something (or someone) else or represents something (or someone) else. The word has no connotation of fraud or anything underhanded (in this respect, it’s like ghet). The object is the thing being simulated or the person being impersonated. lIlwI’ (simulator, for lack of a better term) is different from lIw (substitute) since lIw implies replacement (the notion of instead of) while a lIlwI’ doesn’t replace anyone or anything.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
lIlwI'
n
simulator
November 2016 email to Lieven
lIn
v
share [C (lu)lIn A B je: A and B share C; lInchuq implies a physical relationship of some sort]]
qepHom 15
lIr
n
a nocturnal bird
HolQeD v10n4p4
lI'choD
n
plasma (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
logh
n
space
TKW p33 - outer space
logh chal je 'angweD
n
planetarium
qepHom 15
logh chal je 'angweD qach
n
planetarium (building)
qepHom 15
loghjaj
n
Thursday
qepHom 12
loghqam
n
unit of measure, 1.25 light years
BoP Poster
loHjan
n
computer CPU (Central Processing Unit) [De'wI' loHjan if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
lojmItjaj
n
Saturday
qepHom 12
lol
v
be in an attitude (aircraft); be in a stance, be in a pose (people animals or martial arts)
HolQeD v11n2p8
lol
n
a specific position in the martial arts form Mok'bara
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolchu'
v
be in a correct attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolchu'taH
v
maintain a correct attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolmoH
v
maneuver (an aircraft) to be in an attitude [canon: qughmeH Duj vIlolmoH]
HolQeD v11n2p8
loltaH
v
maintain an attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lor
n
cousin (mother's brother's child or father's sister's child), niece or nephew (man's sister's child or woman's brother's child)
HolQeD v9n3p8
lorbe'
n
female cousin (mother's brother's daughter or father's sister's daughter), niece (man's sister's daughter or woman's brother's daughter)
HolQeD v9n3p8
lorloD
n
male cousin (mother's brother's son or father's sister's son), nephew (man's sister's son or woman's brother's son)
HolQeD v9n3p8
loS reD mey'
n
quadrilateral [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
loS reD 'Impey'
n
pyramid with four-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
lotlhmoq
n
a bird that swoops into the water in order to catch food, but cannot swim
HolQeD v10n4p4
lo' law'
n
utility (precedes noun it modifies)
BoP Poster
lo'laHbe'ghach
n
worthlessness
TKD p176
lo'laHghach
n
value
TKD p176
luH
v
yank
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
luHwI' tIH
n
tractor beam [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
lupwI' mIr
n
train, railroad train
TN!LK
lurSa'
proper n
Lursa
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26}
mab
n
agreement, contract, commitment
qepHom 15
maDyar
N
Hungary
TN!LK
magh
v.t.
betray
MSN and HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26
magh
n
Klingon plant that most closely resembles grass
qep'a' 23
magh yotlh
n
lawn
qep'a' 23
maghrIb
n
Morocco
qepHom 15
maH
num
ten (combining form)/(number-forming element) [The E-K listing somewhat confusingly includes {maH} as "Ten (combining form) while the K-E lists it as "ten (number-forming element). There is no such confusion over words for hundred, thousand, ten-thousand, etc.]
TKD
majyang
n
tile [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
majyang mIllogh
n
mosaic
qepHom 15
majyang mutlhwI'
n
tiler [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
maQ
n
sign, omen [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
paq'batlh
maQmIgh
n
dark omen, sign of evil coming
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
mar
v
use the big toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
mara
proper n
Mara, TOS "Day of the Dove" Kang's wife & Sci. officer
TKD p58
marwI'
n
big toe, first toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
maSIr
N
Egypt
TN!LK
matlh
proper n
Maltz
TKD p58
may
n
sound of letter m [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
may' Sut
n
body armor (battle clothing)
qepHom 2015 p.14
ma'veq
n
a ceremonial knife used in the ritual of *Mauk To'Vor*. One Federation Standard spelling of this weapon's name is {M'veQ}.
http://www.klingon.org/KIWG/ - Klingon spelling confirmed via Email by Okrand
megh'an
n
end (of stick, rope, etc.), other end from {'er'In} [This can refer to either end of the rope, stick or whatever, but once you arbitrarily choose an end to call {megh'an}, the OTHER end is called {'er'In}. Before you make this initial reference, either end can be called either {'er'In} or {megh'an}.]
HolQeD v12n2p6
meHghem
n
arts, the arts, culture [A bigger, more comprehensive term covering "the arts" or "art" as opposed to "science." So it includes music, theater, dance, etc. as well as visual art. It's "culture" in this sense.]
qepHom 15
mej'aD
n
artery
qepHom 2015 p.14
mellota'
proper n
Melota - proper name from Klingon Opera
TKW p187
menggho' naH
n
mango
TN!LK
meqba'
n
type of legal proceeding; portion of the trial or appeal where evidence is heard
Addendum; Star Trek Encyclopedia
meS
v
knot [message to Lieven 2014-11-??]
qepHom 13
meS
v
encrypt (slang) [message to Lieven 2014-11-??]
qepHom 13
meS
n
knot [message to Lieven 2014-11-??]
qepHom 13
meSHa'
v
decrypt (slang) [message to Lieven 2014-11-??]
Maltz
mevyap
excl
stop, enough already [Described in the body text: "it comes from two Klingon verbs, {mev} ("stop, cease") and {yap} ("be enough, be sufficient"). No doubt in the past, the locution was longer, perhaps {yImev, yap!} ("stop! it's enough"). The dropping of the imperative prefix {yI-, pe-} is what would be expected in Clipped Klingon. The two words have been used in juxtaposition for so long, they have come to be accepted as a single, though grammatically peculiar, word."]
KGT p113
meyIS tIr
n
corn, sweet corn
TN!LK
meyrI'
n
square [Got this from http://www.livejournal.com/community/klingon/ entry August 1, 2005 by ubykhlives]
qep'a' wa'maH cha'DIch
mey'
n
polygon [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
mey' HoS
n
regular polygon [DYM]
qepHom 13
me'
n
aunt, mother's sister
HolQeD v9n3p8
me'nal
n
aunt, mother's brother's wife
HolQeD v9n3p8
mIl
v
be formerly honored [loss of honor is implied; an adjective to describe one who has fallen from grace; not applicable to {'utlh}, which implies a voluntary, honorable retirement]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
mIllogh
n
picture, (visual) depiction [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
mIllogh qonwI'
n
camera
TN!LK
mIllogh qonwI' qoSta'
n
film
TN!LK
mIl'oD ngeb
n
teddy bear
TN!LK
mIn QanwI' nguv
n
sunglasses
TN!LK
mIn tojwI'
n
optical illusion
November 2016 email to Lieven
mIn yuq
v
perform magic [referring to a stage magician]
November 2016 email to Lieven
mIn yuqwI'
n
magician [the most common way to refer to a stage magician]
November 2016 email to Lieven
mIStaq
proper n
sculptor who made Blood Oath Circles
KCD
mItlh
v
forge (metal)
qepHom 15
mIv
n
hat
TN!LK
mIyama
n
Burma/Myanmar
qepHom 15
mI' nagh
n
die, dice
Monopoly
mI' tej
n
mathematician
qepHom 15
mojaq
n
suffix [Note: in English-Klingon side of TKD, this is mojaQ]
TKD
mong Ha'quj
n
tie
TN!LK
morgh
n
unit of area (27 square 'ujmey)
qepHom 15
motlh
v
be normal / standard [additional to other defs]
BoP Poster / S14
muchpa'
n
auditorium, theatre [This is not on the DVD itself, but was used during its development.]
FFN
muD Duj
n
airplane
TN!LK
mughato'
n
mugato [Introduced TOS episode #47: A Private Little War. One of the more notable native animal forms on Neural {Zeta Boötis III} is the mugato, a large, white, ape-like creature with dorsal spines and a cranial horn. The mugato are monogamous, mating for life. Little or no provocation will spark an attack by this hostile creature, whose bite is highly poisonous and fatal if untreated. The only antidote for the mugato bite is the proper application of the native mako root, which has the ability to draw the toxin out of the human nervous system. {No mention is made of how to draw it out of a Klingon nervous system. Of the planet, the text says:} The native inhabitants of the planet are humanoid, possibly the descendants of a Centaurian exploration mission that disappeared in the area some two hundred years ago. The population was once one of tranquil, peace-loving hunters, but a serious breach of the Prime Directive has resulted in their development of war and comparatively advanced projectile weapons. Direct Klingon interference, countered by Federation involvement, has divided the inhabitants into five major factions, each of which is feuding with the other four. (see also illustration in center insert in that text)]
from Star Trek, The Worlds Of The Federation: (p140-1)
muj
v
be wrong
missing from E-K
mutlh
v
construct, assemble, put together [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
mutlh
v
manufacture, construct, put together
qepHom 15
mu'qaD veS
n
curse warfare
PK: written on the printed card
naDqa'ghach
n
re-commendation
TKD p176
naH
v
be hostile, malicious, unfriendly, antagonistic [STID]
qepHom 12
naHjej
n
thistle
KGT p88
naHnagh
n
pit (of fruit)
KGT p89
namtun
n
the familiar beginning of a song [After hearing just this short portion of the beginning of the song, a listener will recognize the tune.]
HolQeD v12n2p9
nan
v
use the fourth toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
nanwI'
n
fourth toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
naQ
v
be full, whole, entire[, complete]
from the Addendum of TKD [E-K side only]
natlIS
n
last item in a list
HolQeD v12n2p9
natlh
v.t.
drain
HolQeD v6n2p9 S33
nav HablI'
n
FAX machine
HolQeD v5n2p20
nav qatwI'
n
envelope
TN!LK
nav QIn
n
letter (message written on paper)
qepHom 2015 p.18
nav vaH
n
envelope (paper cover)
qepHom 2015 p.18
naw'
v and n
access
This is listed as a noun in the E-K side, but as a verb in K-E
naw'wat
n
remote, small, desolate place
qepHom 15
nay
n
sound of letter n [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
nayjerya'
n
Nigeria
qepHom 15
nay'
n
course, dish (at a meal) [{Under "dish" in English-Klingon side of TKD, (food) replaces (at a meal).}]
TKW p133
neb
n
beak, bill
HolQeD v10n4p5
neb
n
nozzle (like on the end of a hose)
qep'a' 23
nen
n
maturity
Monopoly
neSlo'
n
small mirror [smaller than SIla']
HolQeD v10n4p5
netlh
num
ten thousand [should be noted as number-forming element]
TKD 5.2
ne'
n
yeoman [for those unfamiliar with the term, the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines yeoman as petty officer]
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
ne'Derlan
N
The Netherlands
TN!LK
nIm tlhagh
n
butter
TN!LK
nIm wIb ngogh
n
cheese
TN!LK
nIpon
N
Japan
TN!LK
nIq
v
weave, knit [Marc Okrand Facebook message to DYM 2014-10-27]
qepHom 13
nIqDob
n
perforator, hole punch
qepHom 2015 p.18
nIqHom
n
software [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
nItebHa'
adv
together
BoP Poster
nItlh 'echlet
n
keyboard [De'wI' nItlh 'echlet for computer keyboard if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
nIyma'
n
phantom, apparition
qepHom'a' Soch
noq
n
nipple
qep'a' 23
noregh
N
Norway
TN!LK
notqa'
n
a large, black bird [nowhere near as large as a qa'rol, which is really big]
HolQeD v10n4p4
no'negh
n
sulfur
qepHom 2015 p.13
nuch Hergh
n
aspirin
TN!LK
nuH bey'
n
Pride of Weapons
KCD
nural
n
Neural [Introduced TOS episode #47: A Private Little War. Federation Catalog Name is Zeta Boötis III. "This Class M world is the third of ten that orbit a brilliant, moderate-size yellow star in a binary system. The planet is quite Earth-like, with vast oceans and desert, moderate, and tropical climate zones. Neural is the only planet in the Zeta Boötis system to have a moon, which has been named Asetia by the native population of Neural's lower desert. The native inhabitants of the planet are humanoid, possibly the descendants of a Centaurian exploration mission that disappeared in the area some two hundred years ago. The population was once one of tranquil, peace-loving hunters, but a serious breach of the Prime Directive has resulted in their development of war and comparatively advanced projectile weapons. Direct Klingon interference, countered by Federation involvement, has divided the inhabitants into five major factions, each of which is feuding with the other four. One of the more notable native animal forms on is the mugato.]
from Star Trek, The Worlds Of The Federation: (p140-1)
nuyorgh
n
New York
qepHom 15
nu'SIylan
N
New Zealand
TN!LK
ngaH
v
squeeze (an object)
qepHom 2015 p.18
ngaQHa'moHwI'
n
key
TN!LK
ngav
n
writer's cramp [linguist humor]
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
ngay
n
sound of letter ng [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
ngay'
n
glory
Monopoly
nga'chuq
v
sex (i.e., perform sex; always subject) [Note: it is unclear about what part of speech this may be, though it is probably a verb and "always subject" probably refers to the concept that all involved parties collectively make the subject of this verb.]
from veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD v1n3p9
ngech
n
valley[, woman's cleavage]
confirmed at qep'a' wejDIch by Okrand
ngIDvoS
n
lead (element)
qepHom 2015 p.13
ngIj
v
be rowdy, unruly
KGT p150
ngIng
v
have a negative charge, be negatively charged
qep'a' 23
ngIq
n
singular one, individual one [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
ngogh
n
block, lump, brick [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
ngogh mutlhwI'
n
bricklayer [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
ngom
v
be geeky [This describes someone who is "into" a subject and knows a lot about it, but does not necessarily participate in associated activities the way a qatru' does. It could be a less intense version of ven.]
FFN
ngop
n
plates (for eating) [Incorrectly listed as a verb.]
KGT
ngoqDe'
n
encoded message
HolQeD v8n4p12
ngugh
adv
then, at that time
Newsgroup
ngun
v
perch [if bird lands on land, use Saq, on water, use tlhot]
HolQeD v10n4p5
nguq
v
be arrogant, haughty, conceited [an undesirable trait]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
nguSDI'
n
motor
BoP Poster
ngutlh
n
letter, written character
qepHom 15
pach
n
claw, talon
HolQeD v10n4p5
paH
n
dress
TN!LK
paH bID
n
skirt
TN!LK
pan
v
spark, emit sparks [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
paq Duj
n
bookmobile
qepHom 15
paq nojwI'
n
librarian
qepHom 15
paq nojwI' qach
n
library (building)
qepHom 15
paq nojwI' tum
n
library (public)
qepHom 15
parbIng
n
a mid-sized bird with particularly garish coloring (at least from a Klingon point of view)
HolQeD v10n4p4
patat 'oQqar
n
potato
TN!LK
paw'aD
n
vein
qepHom 2015 p.14
pay
n
sound of letter p [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
pay'an
n
particle
qep'a' 23
pa'
n
chamber [add to existing defs]
BoP Poster
pa' beb
n
ceiling of top story room
NEWS, HolQeD v8n3p2
pa' reD
n
interior face of exterior wall
NEWS
pa'logh
n
the past (as a whole)
qep'a' 23
pegh
v
be secret
CK & PK
peghmey vIttlhegh
n
secrecy proverb
HolQeD v5n1p10
peq
v
slaughter (connotes intention, targeting specific victims) [STID]
qepHom 12
peQnagh
n
magnet
qepHom 15
per
v
label / ascertain, specify
TKD / NEWS group online
per naH
n
pear
TN!LK
pet
v
be welded (together)
qepHom 15
petaQ
excl
epithet
TKD p178
petqaD
n
bone-mender (medical device)
Haynes BOP Manual, p.107
pe'bIl
n
lightning
qepHom 15
pe'meH 'echlet
n
cutting board
qepHom 2015 p.19
pID
v
slang for laS (ink up, put paint on a brush)
qepHom 2015 p.19
pIlam naH
n
plum
TN!LK
pIn tlhoy'
n
territorial wall (e.g. Berlin Wall)
NEWS
pIpyuS
n
pipius [whose claws are used as food, requiring breaking]
Addendum of TKD, TKW p185
pIq
n
time period from now (future)
HolQeD v8n3p3
pIQ
v
be direct [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
pIQHa'
v
be indirect, roundabout, devious [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
pIrmuS
n
bottom (exterior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
pItSa' chab
n
pizza
TN!LK
pItlh
excl
done [all done, all finished - a common exclamation uttered upon the completion of a project.]
KCD
pItlhbergh
n
Pittsburgh (US)
qepHom 15
pIvchem
n
warp field
BoP Poster
pIvlob
n
warp factor
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
po Ha'DIbaH
n
literary name for 'uSgheb or jajlo' Qa', commonly used in operas and plays, but rarely in everyday speech [Maltz guesses this term can also refer to jajlo' Qa' as well]
HolQeD v10n4p5
poDmoH
v
clip
This entry was omitted from the Klingon-English side of TKD
pop
n
honor, reward, token of esteem [formal recognition of an accomplishment or accomplishments]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
por
n
heart (card suit) [DYM]
qepHom 13
porghQeD
n
scientific study of bodily functions [Klingons don't talk all that much about bodily functions as a group, but they certainly do talk about specific bodily functions.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
portughal
N
Portugal
TN!LK
povjaj
n
Tuesday
qepHom 12
po'lISqa'
n
Poland
qepHom 15
puH Duj
n
car, automobile
TN!LK
pujmoH
v
weaken
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
pujwI'
n
weakling
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD, TKW p24
pul
v
be ground up
qep'a' 23
pup
v
be high resolution [added to existing defs]
BoP Poster
puq chonnaQ
n
fork
From Marc Okrand on startrek.klingon (Usenet newsgroup)
puqnI'
n
grandchild
HolQeD v9n3p9
puqnI'be'
n
granddaughter
HolQeD v9n3p9
puqnI'loD
n
grandson
HolQeD v9n3p9
pur
v
inhale
HolQeD, v12n4p8
pu'jIn
n
map
qep'a' wa'maH loSDIch
qab
n
face [symbol of identity]
TKW p59
qach noy
n
landmark (building)
qepHom 15
qaghwI'
n
sound of letter ' [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
qaj
v
soar
HolQeD v10n4p5
qal'aq
n
frame, framework, supporting structure, skeleton [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
qam Do Duj
n
bicycle
TN!LK
qan
v
use the pinky (little finger) [An idiomatic gesture: to point your pinky at someone is to comment that you believe they are old.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
qanraD
n
a bird known for its song
HolQeD v10n4p4
qanwI'
n
pinky, little finger [Pointing with the pinky is an idiomatic gesture indicating that the person being pointed at is old.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
qangtlhIn
n
ideology
PCHC
qarghan
proper n
Kargan
HolQeD v4n3p4
qaryoq
n
bird capable of mimicking speech [Some people pluralize these with -pu', but most use -mey.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
qaryoq'a'
n
bird capable of mimicking speech, larger than qaryoq [Some people pluralize these with -pu', but most use -mey.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
qatru'
n
nerd [This is a common (and nerdier) synonym for venwI'.]
FFN
qatlhDa'
n
water pipe [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
qav'ap
n
rent, cost, price, value
Monopoly
qawHaq
n
memory banks[, data banks (singular)] [It's listed in both TKD and its Addendum with different definitions]
TKD and [Addendum of TKD]
qay
v
use the second (middle) finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
qay
n
sound of letter q [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
qaywI'
n
middle finger, second finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
qa'
v
replace, substitute for
Monopoly
qa'meH
n
replacement ["...something that takes over for or is used instead of something that is gone or that has been lost. It is not used for a temporary substitute or stand-in; the word for that is lIw."]
HolQeD v5n1p10, KGT
qa'meH vIttlhegh
n
replacement proverb
HolQeD v5n1p10
qa'naDa'
N
Canada
TN!LK
qa'rI'
n
end (of corridor, tunnel, conduit, Jeffries tube, sewer, road, bridge, long field, etc.) [This is the end of any clearly defined space longer than wide in which people might find themselves.]
HolQeD v12n2p7
qa'rol
n
a really big bird [much larger than a notqa']
HolQeD v10n4p4
qa'vam
n
The Big Bang [Defined as "Genesis" in TKD. Marc Okrand says "qa'vam is perhaps best defined as 'origin of everything' or 'start of it all' or the like."]
FFN
qa'vaQ
n
qa'vak (traditional game); hoop and stick maneuver
KGT; TKW p199
qelI'qam
n
kellicam [According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia, one kellicam is roughly equal to two kilometers]
TKD
qen
adv
recently, a short time ago
NEWS
qenya'
n
Kenya
qepHom 15
qeng
proper n
Kang
TKD p58; TOS [Day of the Dawn]; TKD p11
qeQ
n
fecal matter
qep'a' 23
qev
n
crowd [possibly a mistake]
HolQeD v4n4p11
qevaS
n
kevas [An unspecified commodity. In the TOS episode "Errand of Mercy" Spock poses as a Vulcan trader in kevas and trillium. Thus, both appear in TKD. Star Trek Encyclopedia lists them as a gemstones, established in DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations".]
TKD
qew
v
use the ring (third) finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
qewwI'
n
ring finger, third finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
qeylIS
proper n
Kahless
TKD p58
qeylIS mInDu'
n
Eyes of Kahless, a guessing game with dice where the winner receives a punch.
KCD
qe'rot 'oQqar
n
carrot
TN!LK
qImroq
n
season
qep'a' 23
qIrq
proper n
Kirk
HolQeD v8n4p12
qIt
n
a big, fat bird native to Kronos, which is able to fly, but not for a long time
Smithsonian Klingon skit
qoch
v
squeeze into (a space) [The object is the space into which the subject is squeezing itself.]
qepHom 2015 p.18
qolqoS
n
core, essense [pun: John Colicos played Kor]
qep'a' wa'maH loSDIch
qol'om
n
gold
qepHom 2015 p.13
qoq De'wI' Dojmey
n
botnet (computer jargon)
qepHom 2015 p.21
qorgh
v
stop up, fill (a hole) [Marc Okrand interview with Lieven Litaer October 2013]
qepHom
qorghwI'
n
pacifier
qep'a' 23
qoSta'
n
tape, ribbon
TN!LK
qo'la' 'awje'
n
cola
TN!LK
qo'qaD
n
phlegm
HolQeD, v12n4p8
quba'
n
Cuba
qepHom 15
qughDo
n
cruising speed
BoP Poster
qul naQmey
n
matches
TN!LK
qul tuq
n
"House (family, ancestral unit) of Fire" name of an opera
KCD
qung
n
hole in a musical instrument [This is to change pitch in a wind instrument; apparently not a soundhole for stringed instrument.]
HolQeD v10n2p8
quSlab
n
couch, bench, chair for multiple people
qep'a' 23
qutluch
n
type of hand weapon
from the Addendum of TKD, TKW p103
quv
n
honor [personal honor, earned by one's behavior]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
quv bey'
n
honor display
KCD
quy'Ip
n
vomit [Spelled backwards, {pI'yuq} is a phonetic spelling of the English "puke".]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
qu'vu'
n
pyramid with three-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Qab
n
theragen [Appeared in TOS episode #63: The Tholian Web]
QaDmoHwI' DIr
n
towel
TN!LK
Qaj
n
type of animal with brown lips, kradge [{Qaj wuS rur} often used to indicate brown colored object.]
HolQeD v8n1p7
Qal
v
swim
TN!LK
Qap
v.t.
win (a competition) ["'To win' a competition is Qap. (If it's a decisive or particularly gratifying victory, they'd say Qapchu', even though that's a bit redundant.) In TKD, Qap is translated as 'succeed, work, function. To a Klingon, to win is to function perfectly.]
from Okrand's notes, HolQeD v2n4p18, TKW p211
Qaq
v
behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner [deception is implied]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
Qaw'
v
destroy [TKD erroneously lists this as a noun in both E-K and K-E word lists, but at the top of p49 it is described as a verb, not a noun. It is also used as a verb in TKW p211.]
TKD p49, TKW p211
Qay
n
sound of letter Q [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Qay'
v
use the little toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
Qay'wI'
n
little toe, fifth toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
Qa'Hom
n
an animal (not a bird), like a Qa' but smaller [This does not make a ruckus at dawn, like the jajlo' Qa']
HolQeD v10n4p5
Qechjem
n
stem, stalk
qep'a' 23
Qechjem'a'
n
trunk (of tree)
qepHom 15
Qej
v
prize, treasure
Monopoly
Qem
v
holster, sheathe, pocket (weapon, tool, instrument) [Friends of Maltz: janSIy]
qep'a' 23
QemjIq
n
hole, hollow [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
Qenno'
n
pulp (of a plant)
qep'a' 23
Qep'It
n
any gas produced by a body
HolQeD, v12n4p8
QI
n
bridge (over a river) [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
QID
v
wound
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
QIn
n
spear head, sharpened end of pencil [Likely, this can refer to the sharp end of anything spearlike with poke potential.]
HolQeD v12n2p6
QIn pup
n
plain spearhead with single sharp point
KGT p64
QIn tum
n
postal service
qepHom 15
QIn tum qach
n
post office (building)
qepHom 15
QIn vagh
n
spearhead with multiple points
KGT p64
QIn 'echletHom
n
postcard
TN!LK
QIncha'
n
type of animal, Krencha [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
QIq
v
draw, pull out (weapon, tool, instrument) [Friends of Maltz: janSIy]
qep'a' 23
QI'lop
n
a holiday
from PK, this is a guess as to what Michael Dorn was pronouncing
QI'tu'
n
paradise [In Klingon mythology, this was the source of all creation]
from the Addendum of TKD, KCD
QI'yaH
excl
Klingon curse [vulgar Klingon expression; one of the strongest, most foul Klingon expressions; it defies translation]
TKD p58, KCD
QongDaq 'echlet tun
n
mattress
qepHom 15
QongDaqDaq
n
in bed
TKW p40
Qovpatlh
excl
epithet
TKD p178
Qoy
v.t.
hear, [listen to] [Used as Sentence As Object, TKW p195]
TKW p31
Qoyje'
n
certificate, diploma ["proof or verification of some sort of achievement or accomplishment"]
Marc Okrand email to DYM May 2015
Qu
v
cast (metal)
qepHom 15
QujmeH moQ
n
ball
TN!LK
Qulpa'
n
research lab
BoP Poster
Qum
n
communications, communication related technology
BoP Poster
QumeH ngaSwI'
n
mold (for casting)
qepHom 15
Qumran
n
scroll [Marc Okrand email 2013-06-03]
qepHom 11
Qun
n
god, supernatural being
SKNG:18JUL1999
Qur
n
structure, organization, arrangement, anatomy [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
Qutlh
v
support
BoP Poster
Qu'vatlh
excl
Klingon curse [CK: said in moments of extreme anger]
TKD p58
rach
v
invigorate, fortify, strengthen
MSN news group
rachwI'
n
nurse
MSN news group
rajma'
n
kidney
qepHom 10
raQ
n
outpost
Monopoly
raS De'wI'
n
desktop computer
qepHom 13
raSber naH
n
raspberry
TN!LK
raSya'
N
Russia
TN!LK
raS'IS
n
seed
qep'a' 23
rav'eq
n
ceiling
NEWS
raw'
n
an aquatic bird with colorful plumage
HolQeD v10n4p5
ray
n
sound of letter r [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
ray' tIr
n
rice
TN!LK
ra'Duch
n
triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch puj
n
scalene triangle
qepHom 13
ra'Duch quv
n
isosceles triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch tIQ
n
equilateral triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch tut
n
prism with three-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'wI' lupwI'
n
taxi
TN!LK
rech
v
exhale
HolQeD, v12n4p8
reD
n
exterior wall
NEWS
rem
v
suck (e.g. through a straw)
qepHom 15
ren
v
design, map out, plan (a physical object) [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
renwI'
n
designer, architect [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
req
n
wax
qepHom 15
reS
v
conjure, cast a spell
November 2016 email to Lieven
ret
n
time period ago (past)
HolQeD v8n3p3
rewve'
n
air (everyday word)
qep'a' 23
rID
v
digest (the process food goes through)
qep'a' 23
rIl
v
use the thumb [Most commonly used in reference to a child using a thumb. See also {Sen}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
rIl
v
play (a wind instrument) [This is a brass technique, not a flute technique. Most typically it is used with {gheb} as the object.]
HolQeD v10n2p9
rIlwI'
n
thumb [Most commonly used in reference to a child's thumb. See also {Sen}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
rIt
v
summon
Monopoly
rItlh 'echlet
n
ink pad
qepHom 2015 p.19
rI'meH wovmoHwI'
n
beacon
qepHom 15
rol taj
n
razor
TN!LK
ron
v
roll (aircraft wings tilt, one up, one down) [It is unknown if this word has meaning outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p9
ropyaH qach
n
hospital
TN!LK
roS
v
use the third toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
roSghaH
n
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)
qep'a' 23
roSwI'
n
third toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
ruq
v
belch [Gas produced is called {SIp} or {Qep'It}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
rura' pente'
proper n
Rura Penthe
from the Addendum of TKD, TKW p190
ruS
n
bond [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
paq'batlh
ruS
v
have a positive charge, be positivily charged
qep'a' 23
rutlh
n
wheel
NEWS
rutlhHom
n
scroll wheel on a computer mouse
qepHom 13
Saqjan
n
landing gear
BoP Poster
SaQatvelo'
n
Georgia
qepHom 15
Say
n
sound of letter S [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Say'moHwI' tlhagh
n
soap
TN!LK
Say'qu'moH
v
sterilize
HolQeD v1n3p9
Sa'Hut
n
ass, rear end, buttocks [This word was revealed during a session of singing and dancing the Hokey Pokey]
qep'a' HutDIch
SeD
v
drive (a land vehicle)
qepHom 15
Segh
n
race (type, sort, class) [tlhIngan Segh]
TKW p13
Sen
v
use the thumb [Most commonly used in reference to an adult using a thumb. See also {rIl}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
SenwI'
n
thumb [Most commonly used in reference to an adult thumb. See also {rIl}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
SenwI' rIlwI' je
n
everybody (idiomatic phrase)
HolQeD v10n2p8
Sep
n
country
qepHom 15
Serrum
n
earwax
HolQeD, v12n4p9
Se'tu'
n
saucepan
TN!LK
Se'vIr
n
publication [The phrase Se'vIr malja' was presented by Marc Okrand directly to Uitgeverij, the publisher of paq'batlh, as meaning "publishing company".]
paq'batlh
SIla'
n
large mirror [larger than neSlo']
HolQeD v10n4p5
SIlovenISqa'
n
Slovakia
qepHom 15
SIq
v
use the index finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
SIqwI'
n
index finger, first finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
SIrlIy
n
silver
qepHom 2015 p.13
SIryoD
n
body armor (old form) (prefered by Maltz)
qepHom 2015 p.14
SIS yoD
n
umbrella
TN!LK
SIv
v
wonder
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
Soj
n
food [carries the idiomatic sense of "matter, concern, affair", as in {tlhIngan Soj 'oH -- not bIyaj} meaning, "It is a Klingon matter -- you'll never understand."]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
Soj naQmey
n
chopsticks
TN!LK
Sor
n
club (card suit) [DYM]
qepHom 13
Sorpuq
n
copper
qepHom 2015 p.13
SoSbor
n
motherboard
BoP Poster
SoSbor'a'
n
main core
BoP Poster
So'
v
encrypt
qepHom 13
So'Ha'
v
decrypt [done with permission, by an authorized party]
qepHom 13
Suntay'
n
pollen
qep'a' 23
Suq
v.t.
gain [The HolQeD article misspells it as Soq, but the word on the Skybox card is clearly Suq.]
HolQeD v6n2p9 S33
SuqSIv
n
core (of an apple, planet, sun, but not a group)
qepHom 2015 p.12
Surya'
n
Syria
qepHom 15
Sut DeSwar
n
wardrobe, clothing closet
qep'a' 23
Sut HabmoHwI'
n
iron
TN!LK
Sutra'ber naH
n
strawberry
TN!LK
Suverya'
N
Sweden
TN!LK
SuwISya'
n
Switzerland
qepHom 15
SuwomIy
N
Finland
TN!LK
Su'ghar qutmey
n
sugar cubes
TN!LK
Su'nIm
n
raised profile, ridges, pattern (as in fingerprints, tires, shoe tread)
qepHom 2015 p.20
tagh
v.t.
begin a process, initiate [proceedings]
Addendum of TKD, TKW p187
tagha'
adv
finally, at last
NEWS
taHqeq
excl
epithet [this is a classic insult.]
from TKD p178; also in CK
tajvaj
n
angle
HolQeD v11n2p9
tajvaj leD
n
right angle
qepHom 13
tajvajHom
n
acute angle
qepHom 13
tajvaj'a'
n
obtuse angle [DYM]
qepHom 13
tal
n
cannon
BoP Poster
tamler
n
element (in chemistry)
qepHom 2015 p.13
tangqa'
n
animal species with both genders resembling Terran bull
HolQeD
taQ
v
be weird
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
taQbang
n
slang for either "urine" or "fecal matter"
qep'a' 23
tarDIghaD
n
tardigrade
qepHom 2015 p.14
targh tIq
n
heart of targ, a food item
described and shown on KCD
taSman
n
ditch [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
tatlh
v
return (something)
NEWS
taw
n
road, street, path, etc (physical version of He)
qepHom 2015 p.14
taw 'ay'
n
city block
qepHom 15
tay
n
sound of letter t [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
tel
n
wing
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
tem
n
electron
qep'a' 23
tennuS
n
uncle, father's brother
HolQeD v9n3p8
tennuSnal
n
uncle, father's sister's husband
HolQeD v9n3p8
tenwal
n
page (in a book)
qepHom 2015 p.18
tepqengwI'
n
cargo lift [(add to current defs) ]
BoP Poster
tera' bIQ lung'a'
n
alligator, crocodile
qepHom 2015 p.14
tera' nagh DIr charwI'
n
snail
qepHom 2015 p.14
tera' na'ran
n
orange
TN!LK
tera' na'ran wIb
n
lemon
TN!LK
tera' na'ran'a'
n
grapefruit
TN!LK
tera' peb'ot
n
cucumber
TN!LK
tera' yav 'atlhqam
n
mushroom
TN!LK
tera' 'arDeH
n
ivy (Terran)
qepHom 15
tey'
n
cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece or nephew (man's brother's child or woman's sister's child)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tey'be'
n
female cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece (man's brother's daughter or woman's sister's daughter)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tey'loD
n
male cousin (mother's sister's son or father's brother's son), nephew (man's brother's son or woman's sister's son)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tIjwI'ghom
n
boarding party
TKD p20
tIl
v
salivate
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tIng
n
southwestward, area toward the southwest (approx 220 degrees on terran 360 degree compass counting clockwise with 0 at north)
HolQeD v8n4p6
tIq
n
heart
TKW p23 - symbolic
tIqnagh lemDu'
n
Tknag hooves, a food item always referred to in plural
KCD
tIr ngogh
n
bread [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
tIr ngogh QaD
n
toast
TN!LK
tI'ang
proper n
T'Ong (name of a ship)
S15, HolQeD v4n3p5
toDDuj
n
rescue ship
HolQeD v8n4p11
toDSaH
excl
epithet [you would call someone this if you were not on the best of terms.]
TKD p178; CK
tomat naHmey
n
tomato
TN!LK
toqwIn
n
(rubber) stamp
qepHom 2015 p.19
toQ
n
a bird of prey
HolQeD v10n4p5
tor
v
pitch (aircraft tilts nose up or down), kneel (action of a person or animal)
HolQeD v11n2p9
torgh
proper n
Torg
TKD p58
toSwI' qal'aq
n
climbing apparatus, jungle gym [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
tuch
n
the future (as a whole)
qep'a' 23
tugh
excl
hurry up!
MSN
tuj muvwI'
n (presumed)
thermo-suture
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
tungyen
n
concrete
qepHom 15
tuqjIjQa'
N
United Kingdom
TN!LK
tuqnIgh
n
a member of one's house
HolQeD v9n3p9
tur
v
carry out, conduct (a mission), perform (duties)
qepHom 15
turIqya'
N
Turkey
TN!LK
turmIq
n
urine
qep'a' 23
tuS
v
cough
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tuy'
v
spit [If you spit out liquid, {bItuy'}, but if you spit out solids, {bItlhIS}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tu'qom
n
shape, form, appearance, configuration
qepHom 15
tlhach mu'mey
n
jargon
KGT p45
tlhagh patat 'oQqar naQHommey
n
fries
TN!LK
tlhat
n
grid [either two-dimensional array or lines on a map]
qepHom 2015 p.18
tlhay
n
sound of letter tlh [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
tlhay'
v
be tame, domesticated [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlheH
n
spell (magical) [One can say either tlheH reS or just reS alone for he/she casts a spell.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
tlhej
v.t.
accompany [Note: this is labeled as a noun in TKD, but Okrand corrected himself in Okrand's notes.]
HolQeD v2n4p18, TKW p161
tlhepQe'
n
saliva
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tlhIm
n
carpet, rug, tapestry, blanket [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
tlhIng yoS
proper n
Kling District
BoP Poster
tlhoD
v
be somewhat obscured, filtered, smudged, fuzzy
qep'a' 23
tlhom
n
dusk [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlhom chum
n
sunset (colorful sky) [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlhop
n
public area
qepHom 15
tlhot
v
land on water (like a bird) [if bird lands on land, use Saq, in a tree, use ngun]
HolQeD v10n4p5
tlhov
v
wheeze
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
tlhoy
adv
overly, to an excessive degree, excessively, too much
HolQeD v8n3p2
tlhoy'
n
wall, interior wall, interior face of exterior wall, territorial wall
NEWS
tlhoy' SaS
n
ceiling/floor between stories
NEWS
tlho'ren
n
unit measure approx. one quart/litre
MSN
tlhup
v
whisper
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
va
excl
general invective
TKD p178
vabDot
adv?n?
even, in addition [The precise meaning and part of speech are uncertain. There is only one known appearance of the word, at the beginning of a sentence on the bottom of the Monopoly box: Qo'noS romuluS je boSuqlaH. vabDot tera' Qejbogh DIvI' ram boSuqlaH. Kronos, Romulus and even the puny Federation's precious Earth, are all up for grabs. It could be an adverbial meaning something like "additionally", or it could be a noun similar to latlh or ngIq that has a genitive effect on a following noun.]
Monopoly
vaD
v
be flexible
HolQeD v10n2p11
vagh reD mey'
n
pentagon [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
vagh reD 'Impey'
n
pyramid with five-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
valQIS
proper n
Valkris
TKD p58
valtIn
n
proton
qep'a' 23
van
v
end (an event, voyage, battle, play, opera, story, song, etc.) [The subject of this verb is the person causing an event to end. The direct object is the event that is ended.]
HolQeD v12n2p8
van Hew
n
monument, memorial (sculpture)
qepHom 15
van qach
n
monument, memorial (building)
qepHom 15
vay
n
sound of letter v [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vayya'
n
isosceles triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
vay'
n
somebody, something, anybody, anything [someone]
TKW p88
va'nuch
n
heel [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HQ:v13n1p9
vegh
v
go through (an open door, a tunnel, etc.)
qep'a' loSDIch
vel
v
cover, coat, mask [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
velqa'
n
replica, copy
Monopoly
velSo'
n
chromium
qepHom 15
velSo' 'uSqan
n
stainless steel
qepHom 15
velwI'
n
coverer, coater, masker (person) [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
vem
n
print, mark, tracks, image or pattern left in the dirt from stepping on it
qepHom 2015 p.20
vem'eq
n
a bird that feeds almost exclusively on the serpent worm from which qagh is made [Klingons are not particularly fond of this bird]
HolQeD v10n4p5
ven
v
be nerdy [This describes someone who is "into" a subject, a true devotee, a serious participant in related activities.]
FFN
veneSwe'la'
n
Venezuela
qepHom 15
veqlargh
n
devil, demon, Fek'lhr [the beast who guards the dwelling place of the dishonored dead]
from the Addendum of TKD, TKW p197, KCD
verengan Ha'DIbaH
n
Ferengi dog - a classic insult
KCD
vev
v
insert, put in
qepHom 2015 p.18
vev
v
pin, attach or fasten with a pin
qepHom 15
vey
n
set, pack, package
Monopoly
ve'
v
travel with a purpose, for a specific reason, travel on a mission [STID]
qepHom 12
vIb
v
move through time toward the future, propagate
qep'a' 23
vIbHa'
v
move through time toward the past
qep'a' 23
vID'Ir
n
baffle
BoP Poster
vIl
v
be ridgy [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HQ:v13n1p9
vIl
n
hanger-on
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vIlInHoD
n
bird capable of mimicking speech [Some people pluralize these with -pu', but most use -mey.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
vIlle'
n
minion
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vIn
n
cousin, niece or nephew [In the singular, typically tey' or lor is preferred unless the individual is being referred to as a member of a group that likely includes both tey' and/or lor. The plural form (vInpu') is used for a group that includes tey' and/or lor.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
vIncha'
n
furnace
qepHom 15
vIno'va' qurgh
n
finova bean(s)
KCD, HolQeD v5n1p20
vInpu'
n
cousins, a group of tey' and lor [In the singular, typically tey' or lor is preferred unless the individual is being referred to as a member of a group that likely includes both tey' and/or lor. The plural form (vInpu') is used for a group that includes tey' and/or lor.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
vInDa'
n
compatriot, community member, cohort, fellow citizen [STID]
qepHom 12
vIq
n
battle, combat (abstract)
KGT p47
vIqraq
n
artifact, work of art [More general than a visual piece of art. It covers that, but also an artifact (not in the archaeological sense), handicraft, gizmo, gadget, contraption, machine, device, etc. ? that is, something manufactured/made.]
qepHom 15
vIraS
N
France
TN!LK
vItHay'
n
the truth test
KCD
vItlh
v
be high, great (in quantity, size, intensity)
qepHom 15
vI'laS
n
fog, mist
qepHom 15
vol
n
pane, panel, sheet (not for bed)
qepHom 15
vorgh
v
be previous
qep'a' 23
vuj
v
expel, eject
qep'a' 23
vum
n
contemptible or despicable person, scumbag, bastard [STID]
qepHom 12
vun
v
order (in a restaurant, from a catalog, etc.)
qepHom 15
vur
v
be modern, up-to-date, state-of-the-art
qep'a' 23
vuy
v
be helpful, supportive [STID]
qepHom 12
wab
n
sound, noise
NEWS
wab HevwI'
n
radio
TN!LK
wab qoSta' 'aplo'
n
cassette, audiotape
TN!LK
wabDo
n
Mach [As a spelling convention, wab Do speed of sound is written as two words. When used as a measurement term ("Mach"), it's written as one word (wabDo). The pronunciation (and, for that matter, meaning) is the same.]
qepHom 15
wan
v
be straight [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
wanHa'
v
be crooked, bent [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
wanI'
n
effect [e.g. Herghqoq wanI' placebo effect]
qepHom 15
waqboch
n
a bird with a very long beak
HolQeD v10n4p5
waQ
n
months from now
HolQeD v8n3p3
war
n
column (in a table or spreadsheet)
qepHom 2015 p.21
waS
v
be wrong, awry
qepHom 15
way
n
sound of letter w [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
wa' rutlh qam Do Duj
n
unicycle
qepHom 15
wa'chaw
n
spreadsheet, table
qepHom 2015 p.21
wejwa'
n
flavor, taste [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
wel
v
owe (someone)
qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch
wen
n
months ago
HolQeD v8n3p3
weQmoQnaQ
n
World Wide Web
qepHom 11
wev
n
row (in a table or spreadsheet)
qepHom 2015 p.21
wID
v
massacre (connotes indiscriminate killing) [STID]
qepHom 12
wIl
n
spike [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
wIlpuq
n
pudding [like butterscotch?]
qep'a' wa'maH vaghDIch
woch
v
be tall [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HolQeD v13n1p9
wogh
v
transgress, do more than is acceptable [{bIwogh} might be translated "You go too far."]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
wom
v
peck [used for both eating and attacking by pecking]
HolQeD v10n4p5
wovmoHwI'
n
light (lamp)
BoP Poster
wovmoHwI' moQ
n
light bulb
TN!LK
wo'rIv
proper n
Worf
HolQeD v4n3p4
wuD
v
snore [Breathe more noisily than {jev}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
wun
v
be unprotected, vulnerable
Monopoly
wuS rItlh naQ
n
lipstick
TN!LK
yab qoD
n
subconscious mind
qepHom 15
yang
n
image from a (rubber) stamp
qepHom 2015 p.19
yaS cha'DIch
n
second officer
KGT p53
yaS wa'DIch
n
first officer
KGT p53
yatqap
n
a gray (sometimes white) bird that can travel particularly long distances without pausing
HolQeD v10n4p5
yay
n
sound of letter y [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
yem
v.i.
sin
KCD
yeq
v
cooperate [This was missing from Klingon-English listing in TKD, which listed instead jIj, while jIj is missing from the English-Klingon side of TKD]
TKD
yer
n
domain, holdings, territory
NEWS
yergh
n
geometric solid [DYM]
qepHom 13
yergho
n
wall of a city (from yer+gho)
NEWS
yeru'Sala'yIm
n
Jerusalem
qepHom 15
yInbogh lom
n
zombie
qepHom 15
yIntagh
excl
epithet
TKD p178
yIQ
v
be wet
This was missing from the English-Klingon side of TKD
yIr
v
gather (items) [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
yISra'el
N
Israel
TN!LK
yIvbeH
n
shirt
TN!LK
yIvbeH SeQHa'
n
T-Shirt
TN!LK
yI'
v
speak in an honorable or respectful fashion [STID]
qepHom 12
yomIj
n
neutron
qep'a' 23
yopwaH bID
n
shorts
TN!LK
yor
n
top (exterior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
yorgh
n
shelf, bookshelf, fixed or non-fixed (general term)
qep'a' 23
yotlh
n
park (e.g., recreational)
qepHom 15
yo'SeH yaHnIv
n
Operations Command [Apparently this is a proper noun.]
HolQeD v8n4p11
yugh
v
include, consist of, be composed of (in chemistry)
qepHom 2015 p.13
yuq
v
outwit, outsmart
November 2016 email to Lieven
yuQjIjDIvI'
n
United Federation of Planets [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is yuQjIjQa']
TKD
yuQjIjQa'
n
United Federation of Planets [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is yuQjIjDIvI']
TKD
yur
n
distant cousin, niece or nephew (second cousin, grand-nephew, etc.) [The singular form is never used in place of tey' or lor, but the plural may be used for a group including tey' and/or lor, so long as there is at least one more distance cousin, niece or nephew in the group.]
HolQeD v9n3p8
yut
v
distract, create a diversion [The object of this verb, when there is an object, is the person or group of people (usually) being distracted.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
yutlhegh
n
musical scale, range, spectrum
FFN
yuvtlhe'
n
lid, cover, cap
HolQeD v8n3p2
yu'egh
n
wave
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
yu'muD
n
form (to be filled out)
qepHom 2015 p.21
'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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