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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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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

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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