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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rop

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014
> Klingon word: rop
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: disease

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Cf. the homophonous verb {rop} "be sick, be ill":

  He/she is sick. KLS 

  I feel sick. CK

  ropchoHbe' tlhInganpu'
  Klingons do not get sick. TKW

  tlhIngan yoH pIv verengan yoH rop 
  The Klingon is braver than the Ferengi (slang) KGT


Visiting exobiologist J'Dan took regular weekly injections in the Enterprise-D sick Bay to treat his *Ba'ltmasor Syndrome. He kept a Klingon "hyposyringe" in his quarters for that purpose. The details of the disease were not mentioned. (TNG "The Drumbeat")

*{rop'ngor} is a disease that sometimes affects Klingon children, somewhat akin to Terran measles (TNG "Up the Long Ladder")

All the Klingons from Kohlar's ship carried a dormant disease which will eventually become active and kill them. Kohlar says, "It is the *Nehret*". The disease is contagious, but only for Klingons. Both B'Elanna and her baby have become infected but the Doctor manages to cure everyone. (VOY "Prophecy")


ropyaH  		infirmary (n)
ropyaH qach  	hospital (n)
rop'a'  		plague (n)

poq 			indigestion (n)
pom 			dysentery (n)
Ho''oy' 		toothache (n)
bep 			agony (n)
'oy' 			ache, pain (n)
Hergh  		medicine (n)
nuch Hergh  	aspirin (n)

pIv 			be healthy (v)
pIvHa' 		be unhealthy (v)
ngej 			infect (v)
'oy' 			ache, hurt, be sore (v)
bech 			suffer (v)
SIQ 			endure, bear (v)
vul 			be unconscious (v)
vulchoH 		faint (v)
vor 			cure (v)
'uH 			have a hangover (v)
wuQ 			have a headache (v)


  ropyaH yIghuHmoH!
  [Alert sick bay! (intranslated)] ST6

  Hoch vor Dargh wIb 
  Sour tea cures everything. CK

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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