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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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'ach
conj
whereas, expressing contrast [But there's also an idiomatic expression: ro' mojchugh ghIt "if the flat hand becomes a fist". Used in a similar fashion to the English "on the other hand"]
qep'a' 25
'atlhqam tun
n
a type of mold ["soft fungus"]
qep'a' 25
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
bambu'
n
bamboo
qep'a' 25
ban
v
be bruised
qep'a' 25
banan naH
n
banana
TN!LK
banmoH
v
bruise
qep'a' 25
baQa'
excl
general invective
TKD p178
bar
v
blink, flash [as in lighting up briefly or repeatedly]
qep'a' 25
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
baw'
v
be comfortable, be feeling prepared, be confident [as in being comfortable going on a journey or comfortable about an upcoming battle]
qep'a' 24
baw'Ha'
v
be uncomfortable, be worried, be hesitant [as in being uncomfortable going on a journey or uncomfortable about an upcoming battle]
qep'a' 24
bay
n
sound of letter b [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
baylaD
n
slice [the chunk cut off as the result of quH]
qep'a' 25
ba'Suq
n
bubble
qepHom 2017
beb
n
roof
NEWS
beb mutlhwI'
n
roofer [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09 ]
qepHom
bel Qu'
n
hobby [literally "pleasure task"]
qep'a' 25
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 beb
n
surface of water [literally "water roof"]
qep'a' 25
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
bIrI'tIS qolambIya
n
British Columbia
qepHom 17
bIS'ub
n
bottom (interior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
bItlh
v
adapt to, get used to, acclimatize to, conform to, become adjusted to
qep'a' 25
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
boqHar
n
miracle, wonder [you can say qaStaH boqHarmey!]
qepHom 17
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
borqu'
v
thunder [slang]
qep'a' 24
bo'Degh
n
bird, the most general word for a bird-like creature
HolQeD v10n4p4
bo'DIj nompuq
n
forensic evidence [literally "court evidence"]
qep'a' 25
bo'ghey
n
slope (of a mountain)
qep'a' 25
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
but
v
be natural
qepHom 2017
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
chal bIQ
n
rain [Maltz said that you'd probably only say this if, for example, you were referring to, say, a puddle of water on the ground and wanted to be clear that the puddle resulted from rain and not some other source or if you wanted to say what it is that's dripping from your wet head since you didn't just step out of the shower (obviously you didn't -- you're a Klingon). Otherwise the puddle or hair water would be simply bIQ (perhaps with some modifier or other).]
qep'a' 24
chal chuch
n
snow [A solid block of ice would be chuch ngogh. For shaved ice or the kind of ice in a sno-cone or smoothie, chuch is usually sufficient.]
qep'a' 24
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
chen'ong
n
maze
qep'a' 25
cheq
v
tornado [You can also say ver SuS'a' "a tornado happens" (literally: "the big wind spirals"). ver SuS (or ver SuSHom) would most likely refer to a whirlwind.]
qep'a' 24
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
chI'ID
n
uterus
qepHom 17
chob
n
corridor
BoP Poster
chob'a'
n
main corridor
BoP Poster
chongHa'
v
be italic [typeface]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
chuq'a' leghwI'
n
space telescope [This is like the Hubble, not a Hov tut.]
qepHom 17
chur
v
be uncomfortable [because of clothes, room temperature, etc. (involved with physical unpleasantness)]
qep'a' 24
churHa'
v
be comfortable [because of clothes, room temperature, etc. (involved with physical pleasantness)]
qep'a' 24
chut qeSwI'
n
lawyer
qepHom 2017
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
Damu'
n
crease
qep'a' 24
Daq noy
n
landmark (not a building)
qepHom 15
Daqav
n
bay, inlet, cove
qep'a' 25
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
DaynguH
n
testicle
qepHom 17
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
Deneb [In the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbya'. The planet name in English is Deneb, not Denebia; the "ia" ending in TKD is an error.]
TKD K-E, qepHom 2017
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
Deneb [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIb. The planet name in English is Deneb, not Denebia; the "ia" ending in TKD is an error.]
TKD E-K, qepHom 2017
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
DerlIq
n
chest, crate, trunk
qep'a' 25
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
DIr tutlh
n
tattoo [If you have one pattern/design on your arm, say, that's an example of a DIr tutlh. If you have lots of independent patterns/designs, interwoven or separated, the whole lot of them taken together is/are DIr tutlh. ]
Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017
DIvI'
n
federation, organization, [association, league, union]
The last three from HolQeD v4n4p11
DIy
v
be stuck [like when you can't get a door open or a window open]
qep'a' 25
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
Do qaD
n
race [contest of speed]
qepHom 17
DochHa'
v
be polite, civil, courteous
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
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
Dop
v
be opposite, antithetical, contradictory
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
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.
Do'natu vagh
n
Donatu V [planet name]
qep'a' 24
Do'ol
n
sand [refers to sand as found in the desert or on a beach. It's not used for dirt.]
qep'a' 25
Do'ol HuD
n
dune [literally "sand mountain"]
qep'a' 25
Do'ol raS'IS
n
grain of sand [literally "sand seed"]
qep'a' 25
Dugh
v
be vigilant [missing from E-K.]
DuHmor
n
palace (particularly elegant or grand castle)
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
DujtlhuQ
n
star (shape) [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Duq
v
be stunned, be shocked [in the sense of astonished, astounded, dumbfounded, shocked (stronger than yay)]
qep'a' 24
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
Du'ran
n
philtrum (groove between upper lip and nose)
qep'a' 25
'echletHom vey
n
deck of cards
qep'a' 25
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
ghan
v
glance at, take a quick look at
qep'a' 25
ghanHa'
v
be peaceful, calm
qepHom 15
ghanroq
n
basis/foundation [underlying support for an idea, argument, or process, depending on context, could also be meq or qolqoS]
qep'a' 25
ghantoH
n
model, example, pattern [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
ghan'Iq
n
police force
qep'a' 25
ghan'Iq yaS
n
police officer
qep'a' 25
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
ghenraq
n
orchestra [This is for a reasonably large group of instrumentalists. A more general term for a group (of any size) playing music is just QoQ ghom.]
qepHom 17
gher
v.t.
formulate, compile, pull together
Okrand Forum, MSN
gher'ID
n
results, outcome, effect, repercussions, consequence, ramification ["results" with the sense of "score, tally" is mIvwa'mey]
qep'a' 25
ghet
v
pretend [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
ghetwI'
n
pretender [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
ghevjur
n
shovel
qep'a' 25
ghe'
v
be transformed, transmuted, metamorphosed, totally altered
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
ghIS
v
wriggle, squirm [a word you might use when describing a good bowl full of qagh]
qep'a' 24
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
ghItlhmeH Ho'DoS
n
writing system [pIqaD is just one of many in the world/galaxy]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
ghItlhwI'
n
stylus
KGT p79
ghItwI'
n
geyser [this is just "gusher, spouter"; if steam is emitted, say SeS ghItwI']
qep'a' 25
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 mIw
n
lesson [like in a textbook -- Lesson 1, Lesson 2, etc.]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
ghojmeH taj
n
boy's knife
KCD
ghommeH yotlh
n
plaza, courtyard
qepHom 15
ghon
v
sparkle, glitter
qep'a' 25
ghormaghenDer
n
gormagander ["Gormaganders are a non-atmospheric organism capable of living in the vacuum of space. Not technically a fish, but described as essentially a "space whale", as of 2256, they were on the Endangered Species List." (Memory Alpha)]
qepHom 2017
ghor'In
n
Gorn
qep'a' 25
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
ghugh
v
vocalize [referring to sound emitted by an animal, but not speech]
qep'a' 24
ghughugh
v
growl
qepHom 17
ghul
n
bump, protuberance
qep'a' 24
ghun
v
be warm [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HolQeD v13n1p8
ghuQ
n
poem
qepHom 15
ghut
v
predict [based on an aching bunion or Spidey-sense or if it's just a wild guess]
qep'a' 24
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
ghu'lIS
n
entry, item in a list
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
Ham
v
be high (in pitch) [as in high voice]
qepHom 17
Hampong
n
wound, sore [a wound or sore with at least some abrasion, not just a bruise]
qep'a' 25
Han
v
be learned, scholarly, erudite
qepHom 15
HanDI'
n
cell
qep'a' 23
Hap choHwI'
n
replicator [The most frequently heard way to refer to a replicator that produces food is Soj choHwI', but that's slang.]
qepHom 17
Har'ey
n
rainbow
qep'a' 23
HaS
v
squeak [This is not only for animals. It can also be used for the sound an old door or a wooden chest makes when you open it, if it's a sort of high pitch.]
qepHom 17
HaSta jIH
n
television
TN!LK
Hay
n
sound of letter H [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Hay
n
area beyond [normally used with a point of reference "beyond X"]
qep'a' 24
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
Heq
v
hail [A hailstone can be either chuch 'aplom ("ice pellet") or 'aplom chuch ("pellet ice")]
qep'a' 24
Hey
v
battle or fight against one's own group (not the supposed enemy) [STID]
qepHom 12
HeySel
n
atom
qepHom 2015 p.13
HID
v
sweat, perspire
qepHom 17
HIjmeH chaw'
n
stamp
TN!LK
HIr
v
be stuck [like a stamp is stuck to an envelope or a spitwad is stuck on a wall]
qep'a' 25
HIS
v
be compressed (as in air)
qep'a' 25
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'
n
cog/sprocket teeth
qep'a' 25
Ho' rutlh
n
cog/sprocket wheel
qep'a' 25
Ho' teywI'
n
toothbrush
TN!LK
Ho'DoS
n
system, method, manner, technique
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
Huch jengva'
n
coin [literally "money plate"; often, not always, followed by -Hom .]
qep'a' 25
Huch ngop
n
coins [literally "money plates"; often, not always, followed by -Hom]
qep'a' 25
HuchQeD
n
economics [This is slang with no non-slang counterpart]
KGT p148
HuDyar
n
shed, shack [Maltz was asked for a "weather shelter" and said that this was a very Terran sort of thing and he wasn't aware of a Klingon word for it ("Why would anyone need a thing like that?" he asked.) The best he could come up with was HuDyar ("shed", "shack").]
qep'a' 24
HuH
n
PK: bile TKW: gall KCD/KGT: slime
Huj
v
be strange, unfamiliar
TKD, qepHom 2017
Humlaw'
n
like a ghargh, but with lots of wiggly legs
qepHom 17
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
Huy
v
hum [can be used both for singing without words and for the sound a (not huge) engine makes. Used also for the sound of a cat: purr.]
qepHom 17
Hu'tegh
excl
general invective
TKD p178
'Ich
v
be slippery
qep'a' 25
'InSep
n
penis
qepHom 17
'IqngIl
n
coil, spring
qep'a' 25
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
janbI'
n
slope [mathematical term]
qep'a' 25
janluq pIqarD HoD
proper n
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S25
jantor
n
witness [one who has actually seen or been part of an event, eyewitness]
qepHom 17
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
jel
v
shake, tremble [as in the buildings are shaking because there's an earthquake, or everything in the house shakes when you slam the door, or I'm nervous or afraid so I'm shaking (Klingons have never experienced this, but they've seen it in others)]
qep'a' 24
jem
v
sense, feel, perceive, detect
qepHom 2017
jem'IH
n
castle (a building built for protection or fortification)
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
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
jItuj'ep
n
mummy
qep'a' 24
jItuj'ep ngutlh
n
mummification glyph
qep'a' 24
jIvvo'
n
evil criminal, villain, malefactor [STID]
qepHom 12
jIyweS
n
translation, gloss [a quick tag to give an idea of what the word means, not a complete definition]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
jI'ev
n
handle, knob, doorknob
qep'a' 23
job
v
zigzag, be jagged
qep'a' 24
jolpat
n
transporter system
BoP Poster
jonSeH yaH
n
engineering (location) [where the engines are controlled]
qepHom 2017
jorchan
n
view, scene, scenery, sight, landscape
qep'a' 25
jorja
n
Georgia [US state]
qepHom 17
jorneb
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in the body text and E-K
jornub
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in K-E
jo'
v
inflate, fill with air, blow up [It's not the same as SuS, which can also be used for blowing out a candle. With SuS you're blowing into/onto/at something, but the air gets out of the thing (or never goes in it). With jo', the air is trapped in the thing and can't come out until you let it out (or the thing breaks).]
qepHom 2017
juch
v
have a width of
MSN
jul
n
sun [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
julSIp
n
helium
qepHom 2015 p.13
jum
v
be odd, peculiar, unexpected, fishy
TKD, qepHom 2017
jungwoq
N
China
TN!LK
lang
v
be narrow, be thin
qep'a' 25
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
lay leng
n
aeronautics
qepHom 17
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
lIQ
v
be stuck [like when you can't solve an algebra problem or a crossword puzzle]
qep'a' 25
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
logh'ob
n
chest [the upper front of the torso]
qep'a' 25
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
loy'
v
have personality, be charismatic, be charming [refers to positive personal characteristics]
qepHom 2017
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
lujwI' mIr
n
losing streak
qep'a' 25
lun
v
swell, swell up
qepHom 17
lupwI' mIr
n
train, railroad train
TN!LK
lurSa'
proper n
Lursa
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26}
luS
v
be submerged in, immersed in, surrounded by
qep'a' 25
lut mIr
n
series (of stories, movies, etc.)
qepHom 2017
mab
n
agreement, contract, commitment
qepHom 15
mab
n
account [information associated with personal access to a computer system]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
maleSya'
N
Malasia
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
marQen
n
eddy (in water)
qep'a' 25
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
meq
n
topic, subject, theme [of a conversation, story, etc; literally "reason, motive"]
qep'a' 25
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'cheD
n
cross (+), ex (x)
qep'a' 25
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
mInyoD
n
eyelid [literally "eye shield", used in Klingon Hamlet]
qep'a' 25
mIr
n
streak [literally "chain"]
qep'a' 25
mIrSam
n
(smoking) pipe
May 2018 email to Rhona
mIStaq
proper n
sculptor who made Blood Oath Circles
KCD
mIt
v
be appropriate, be suitable, be proper for the situation, circumstances
qep'a' 25
mItlh
v
forge (metal)
qepHom 15
mItlhon
n
smaller sail
qep'a' 25
mIv
n
hat
TN!LK
mIvwa'
n
scar (result of a wound, regardless of how the wound occurred)
qep'a' 24
mIvwa'mey
n
tally, (total) score, census, headcount
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
mIyama
n
Burma/Myanmar
qepHom 15
mI' mob
n
odd number [Not evenly divisible by 2. In appropriate contexts, the mI' could be left out.]
qepHom 2017
mI' mobHa'
n
even number [Evenly divisible by 2. In appropriate contexts, the mI' could be left out.]
qepHom 2017
mI' nagh
n
die, dice
Monopoly
mI' poj
n
statistics [number analysis]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
mI' tej
n
mathematician
qepHom 15
mI'rab
n
spiral
qep'a' 24
mI'wI' much
n
dance show [It can be used to translate cabaret if the cabaret show consists entirely or nearly entirely of dancing, but that's a special and infrequent situation.]
qepHom 2017
mojaq
n
suffix [Note: in English-Klingon side of TKD, this is mojaQ]
TKD
molHa'
v
dig up [like a bone or a fossil]
qep'a' 25
mong Ha'quj
n
tie
TN!LK
mongghol 'uluS
n
Mongolia
qepHom 17
moqtay'
n
bruise [a bruise you can see, but not an open wound;]
qep'a' 25
mor
v
be agile, be dexterous [depending on context, could also be Soy'Ha']
qep'a' 25
morgh
n
unit of area (27 square 'ujmey)
qepHom 15
mot
v
be stunned, be knocked out [in the sense of "rendered unconscious or into a dazed state as a result of being hit (by a fist or a projectile, etc.)". Like being hit by a "phaser set to stun"]
qep'a' 24
motlh
v
be normal / standard [additional to other defs]
BoP Poster / S14
much Qe'
n
cabaret (location) [such as a nightclub or restaurant where there's food/drink along with a show]
qepHom 2017
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)
mughbogh permey
n
subtitles [only if translation is implied. Not to be used for closed captions]
qepHom 2017
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
muylIS
n
eyelash [revealed during the Hokey Pokey]
qep'a' 24
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]
naQjejHom
n
arrow [not really a Klingon gizmo]
qep'a' 25
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
nebeylI'
n
sarcophagus (fancy) [associated with ritual and honor and all that ? it's much more than just a repository (and presumably it's fancier looking). Maltz said that at some point in the past, Klingons stopped using them (though they didn't necessarily destroy ones already there). He wasn't sure if they were used in one form or another for everyone or only for certain, presumably high-ranking, people. He also said something about using these words (nev'aQ more frequently) for sort of flying coffins ? sarcophagi in space? (He wasn't all that clear about this.) ]
qep'a' 24
nel
v
match, pair up, map onto [like when fingerprints match]
qep'a' 25
nelchu'
v
fit in perfectly, fit perfectly [like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle; based on the verb nel match, pair up, map onto]
qepHom 17
nen
n
maturity
Monopoly
neq
v
intersect
qep'a' 25
neqratlh
n
glasses, spectacles
qep'a' 25
neSlo'
n
small mirror [smaller than SIla']
HolQeD v10n4p5
netlh
num
ten thousand [should be noted as number-forming element]
TKD 5.2
nev'aQ
n
sarcophagus (simple) [sort of an everyday sarcophagus, strictly utilitarian]
qep'a' 24
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
nIl
v
be grassy
qep'a' 24
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 gheb
n
trumpet
qepHom 17
nItlh 'echlet
n
keyboard [De'wI' nItlh 'echlet for computer keyboard if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
nIyma'
n
phantom, apparition
qepHom'a' Soch
noDwI'
n
avenger
qep'a' 24
nompuq
n
authority, evidence, attestation, reference, citation ["source" in the literary sense]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
ngajrun
n
puzzle, riddle [this is a made-up puzzle or riddle]
qep'a' 25
ngam
v
adhere, stick [with -moH, the object is the thing that's stuck to or adhering to something else, marked by -Daq]
qep'a' 25
ngaQHa'moH
v
sign in, log in [jargon, perhaps shortened from an earlier obsolete phrase mab Hung lojmIt naQHa'moH]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
ngaQHa'moHwI'
n
key
TN!LK
ngaQmoH
v
sign out, log out [jargon, perhaps shortened from an earlier obsolete phrase mab Hung lojmIt ngaQmoH]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
ngar
v
be miraculous, supernatural, wondrous
qepHom 17
ngat 'atlhqam
n
a type of mold ["gunpowder fungus"]
qep'a' 25
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
ngel
v
attract, lure
qepHom 2017
ngelwI'
n
bait [Literally "attracter" or "lurer"; can be translated "bait" in the proper context.]
qepHom 2017
ngen
v
be numb [of body parts; for emotions, use jemHa' or jemlaHbe']
qep'a' 25
ngIDvoS
n
lead (element)
qepHom 2015 p.13
ngIj
v
be rowdy, unruly
KGT p150
ngIng
v
be negatively charged, have a negative charge
qep'a' 23
ngIq
n
each, single, individual [Similar to Hoch but with an additional meaning of "one after the other" or "one by one".]
paq'batlh, qepHom 2017
ngItlh
v
be stuck [like when your car is stuck in the snow or Santa is stuck in the chimney or a ring is stuck on your finger or a nail is stuck in a piece of wood and you can't pull it out]
qep'a' 25
ngI'
v
be pressurized [For the notion of "pressurized" (as what happens inside an airplane to make sure those yellow masks don't fall down), Maltz said to use the verb ngI' "have a weight of, weigh."]
qep'a' 24
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
ngon
v
bubble [The verb ngon describes what water does when it's boiling: It's bubbling. Also, if you blow with a straw into a glass of water, then it's also bubble-ing, i.e. making bubbles. The person does not ngon, they ngonmoH the water. ]
qepHom 2017
ngop
n
plates (for eating) [Incorrectly listed as a verb.]
KGT
ngoqDe'
n
encoded message
HolQeD v8n4p12
ngugh
adv
then, at that time
Newsgroup
nguH
v
testify
qepHom 17
nguHwI'
n
witness [one who testifies in court]
qepHom 17
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
ngutlh nagh
n
die/dice with letters
qepHom 17
ngutlh tu'qom
n
font, typeface ["written character appearance/form/shape"]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
naQ 'er
n
brush devil (a Klingon animal) [Presumably this is a type of 'er. Brush devil is not a direct translation of naQ 'er, and the Klingon words naQ and 'er have nothing to do with brushes or devils. The Federation Standard name was an invention of, probably, the first Federation Standard speaker who saw one of these things and reported about it.]
qep'a' 24
'olQan
n
gap [like the space between your teeth or the area between rows of seats in a theater, but it and 'olQanmey can be used for the space in a room, space on a desk, etc. A verb commonly used with 'olQan is 'uch. This generally means "hold, grasp," but when the object is 'olQan it's often translated "occupy" or "take up."]
qep'a' 25
'onroS
n
drop [like a raindrop or a drop of any liquid]
qepHom 17
'oq
v
sink [into water, etc]
qep'a' 25
'oqmoH
v
submerge
qep'a' 25
pab buv
n
part of speech
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
paQ
v
meditate, cogitate, reflect [Maltz says that this word does not connote "entreat", so "pray" may not be an appropriate translation. paQ can (but does not have to) take an object indicating what is being meditated about or reflected upon. So maybe better translations are "meditate on, cogitate about, reflect on, contemplate..."]
qep'a' 24
parbIng
n
a mid-sized bird with particularly garish coloring (at least from a Klingon point of view)
HolQeD v10n4p4
pargh
v
be synthetic, artificial
qepHom 2017
patat 'oQqar
n
potato
TN!LK
patlh
v
be ranked, have a status, be graded
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
patlhmoH
v
rank, assign status, compare, sort ["When used with the 'compare' meaning, of course, the object of the verb is always plural. The implication that two (or more) things are ranked or sorted, they're ranked in comparison to one another"]
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
peD
v
snow, fall slowly (like snow) [When you cut your bread and the crumbs fall out (like snow), you use the verb peD. It can also be used for instance, when you throw confetti, and the confetti falls down, then use peD. So, with other words, peD still means to snow, but it does not only refer to snow, but can also be used for other small things falling down slowly or rain down, like ashes. ]
TKD, qepHom 2017
pegh
v
be secret
CK & PK
peghmey vIttlhegh
n
secrecy proverb
HolQeD v5n1p10
pel'aQ
n
coffin [also the shell of an egg]
qep'a' 24
pep'en
n
current [in air or water]
qep'a' 25
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
peS
v
supply, furnish, provide, dispense [in the sense of "hand out, give out, distribute"]
Netflix press release
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
pIlghIm
n
mast, flagpole
qep'a' 25
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
pI'
v
be bold [typeface]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
poymar
n
mystery [a real "mystery", something that confounds people]
qep'a' 25
po'lISqa'
n
Poland
qepHom 15
po'oH
n
corner of the street, corner of a piece of paper
qep'a' 24
puH beQ
n
plains, flatlands
qep'a' 24
puH Duj
n
car, automobile
TN!LK
puH nIl
n
grassland, steppe
qep'a' 24
puH yIQ
n
swamp, wetlands
qep'a' 24
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
pun
v
be low (in pitch) [as in deep voice [can also be used in music to talk about high and low tones]]
qepHom 17
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
qaD mIr
n
tournament [literally "challenge chain"]
qep'a' 25
qaghwI'
n
sound of letter ' [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
qaj
v
soar
HolQeD v10n4p5
qalIvornIya
n
California
qepHom 17
qal'aq
n
frame, framework, supporting structure, skeleton [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
qam Do Duj
n
bicycle
TN!LK
qamchIy
N
Qam-Chee [the city where Kahless and Lukara defeated Molor's army of five hundred soldiers]
paq'batlh
qamerun
n
Cameroon
qepHom 17
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
beliefs, principles, standards, ethics, ideology
PCHC/qep'a' 24
qappam
n
foundation [supporting under-structure of building]
qep'a' 25
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
qatra'
n
Katra (vulcan soul)
qepHom 2017
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
qaw
n
memory ["...in the sense of the ability to remember or the power of recall."]
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
qebeq
n
Quebec
qepHom 17
qebeq veng
n
Quebec City
qepHom 17
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
qengHoD
n
treasure, booty, plunder, swag, loot [context determines the best translation. If there's a lot of stuff, the plural form qengHoDmey is often but not necessarily used. The resemblance to "Captain Kang" is coincidental, but, even so, Kang's crew was careful to never say qengHoDmey when he was around]
qep'a' 25
qeQ
n
fecal matter
qep'a' 23
qerjIq
n
fireplace [specific place in a house for heating/food preperation]
qep'a' 25
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
qey
v
be in vain, futile
qep'a' 25
qeylIS
proper n
Kahless
TKD p58
qeylIS mInDu'
n
Eyes of Kahless, a guessing game with dice where the winner receives a punch.
KCD
qey'Hav
n
vagina
qepHom 17
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
qI'
v
register, sign up for (an account) ["register for an account" is mab qI']
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
qortar
N
Kortar [the first Klingon, and the ferryman on the Barge of the Dead]
paq'batlh
qoSta'
n
tape, ribbon
TN!LK
qo'la' 'awje'
n
cola
TN!LK
qo'qaD
n
phlegm
HolQeD, v12n4p8
qo'rob
n
puppet [this is as in "puppet state" or "puppet government"]
qep'a' 25
quba'
n
Cuba
qepHom 15
qughDo
n
cruising speed
BoP Poster
quH
v
slice, carve
qep'a' 25
qul naQmey
n
matches
TN!LK
qul tuq
n
"House (family, ancestral unit) of Fire" name of an opera
KCD
qulHuD
n
volcano
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
qur'ep
n
wig
qepHom 17
quSlab
n
couch, bench, chair for multiple people
qep'a' 23
qut
v
predict [fraudulent or suspected to be fraudulent, or if it's a carnival act or the like]
qep'a' 24
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
quvHa'ghach mIr
n
losing streak
qep'a' 25
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
Qagh
n
[computer] bug
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
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
QapwI' mIr
n
winning streak [less common way to say it]
qep'a' 25
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'mol
n
puzzle [like a jigsaw puzzle or those metal hoops that need to be untangled or any puzzle that involves a physical object or objects that must be manipulated.]
qepHom 17
Qay'mol teSra'
n
puzzle piece [referring to a jigsaw puzzle]
qepHom 17
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
Qe' much
n
cabaret (show) [the show performed in a much Qe']
qepHom 2017
QI
n
bridge (over a river) [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
QIch wab
n
speech sound [phoneme]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
QIch wab Ho'DoS
n
pronunciation
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
QID
v
wound
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
QIl
v
be desperate ["...as when there's no way out, they have nothing to lose. This includes ideas like 'last-ditch, do-or-die, hopeless, doomed.'"]
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
Qoghogh
v
snort [like a pig does, but not restricted to pigs or targs]
qepHom 17
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
Qoylu'taH
v
the clock is ticking (idiomatically) [Is used in a situation when one is working towards a deadline, for instance.]
qepHom 2017
Qoy'
v
spill [It's used when the liquid slops over or out of whatever container it was in. If you bump into a glass of beer on the table and, as a result, the beer spills, then you can say HIq vIQay'moH(pu') jay'.]
qepHom 17
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
Qung
v
be rounded, blunt [like the corner of table that is not a sharp angle]
qepHom 17
Qur
n
structure, organization, arrangement, anatomy [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
Qutlh
v
support
BoP Poster
Qu'Hom
n
errand
qep'a' 25
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
raghghan
n
doll, action figure, miniature humanoid
qep'a' 25
rajma'
n
kidney
qepHom 10
rang
v
be responsible for, have responsibility for
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
rapmar
n
oar
qep'a' 25
raQ
n
outpost
Monopoly
rarchuq
v
be related [generally/conceptually, from rar "connect"]
qep'a' 25
rarwI'
n
plug [this is "connector"; an electric plug is 'ul rarwI']
qep'a' 25
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
v
lightning
qep'a' 24
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'
v
conduct (an orchestra) [literally command, order]
qepHom 17
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
rel
v
be dazed, be delusional [in the sense of confused, unable to think properly, bewildered]
qep'a' 24, qepHom 2017
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
retlaw
n
dent, indentation
qep'a' 24
rewve'
n
air (everyday word)
qep'a' 23
rIch
v
talk about, discuss [The object of this verb is the topic of the discussion.]
qepHom 17
rID
v
digest (the process food goes through)
qep'a' 23
rIj
v
be moored, anchored
qep'a' 25
rIjHa'
v
be adrift
qep'a' 25
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
rIS
v
make a cracking or snapping sound, emit a signal [rIS originally referred to emitting sound only. Later the meaning was extended to mean emitting any sort of signal – sound, radiation, smell, etc. tlhuD refers to radiation only. ]
qepHom 2017
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
roptoj
n
scar (result of some sort of disease, infection, etc.)
qep'a' 24
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
be positively charged, have a positive charge
qep'a' 23
ruSvep
n
invitation
qep'a' 24
rutlh
n
wheel
NEWS
rutlh
v
be round [like a circle]
qepHom 17
rutlhHom
n
scroll wheel on a computer mouse
qepHom 13
Sach
v
expand [can be used [as an adjective] for: be amplified, fleshed out, elaborated, increased in scope, etc.]
qepHom 17
Sam
n
shawm [This is a loanword from Federation Standard]
qepHom 17
San
n
fate, destiny ["fate" is in TKD]
TKD, 1 January 2018 email to Lieven
SanDIy
n
scar (result of a wound received in the course of fighting/battling)
qep'a' 24
SaqDaq
n
landing site
qepHom 17
Saqjan
n
landing gear
BoP Poster
SaQatvelo'
n
Georgia
qepHom 15
Sat
v
be stuck [like being stuck in a meeting or stuck in trafficalso, for some reason, it be would be for a cat stuck in a tree]
qep'a' 25
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
SImyon
n
degree (unit of measure for temperature)
qepHom 17
SIq
v
use the index finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
SIqral
N
Skral [the river near Qam-Chee where Kahless slew Molor]
paq'batlh
SIqwI'
n
index finger, first finger
HolQeD v10n2p7
SIQab'el
n
Scrabble (the game) [This is just the Klingon spelling for the copyrighted name of the game.]
qepHom 17
SIrgh raghghan
n
puppet [literally "string doll", the doll that is used in performances]
qep'a' 25
SIrlIy
n
silver
qepHom 2015 p.13
SIryoD
n
body armor (old form) (prefered by Maltz)
qepHom 2015 p.14
SIr'o'
n
network, web, mesh, lattice, nexus
qepHom 2017
SIS yoD
n
umbrella
TN!LK
SIv
v
wonder
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
SIyech
n
cane, reed
qep'a' 25
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
SolDeS
n
sail
qep'a' 25
SommI'
n
tool, implement, instrument
qep'a' 25
Sor
n
club (card suit) [DYM]
qepHom 13
Sor
v
speak literally [implied by SorHa' speak metaphorically]
qep'a' 20
SorHa'
v
speak metaphorically
qep'a' 20
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
SubmaH
n
fraction, ratio [can be used to mean "frequency" in such constructions as wanI' SubmaH "frequency, occurrence ratio" or yay SubmaH" victory ratio" or "frequency of victories"]
qep'a' 25
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
SuynIj
n
sweat, perspiration
qepHom 17
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
n
corner of a room [same word as for "angle"]
qep'a' 24
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
tamghay
n
light, luminescence, illumination
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
tamler
n
element (in chemistry)
qepHom 2015 p.13
tangqa'
n
animal species with both genders resembling Terran bull
HolQeD
taq
v
be scarred
qep'a' 24
taqmoH
v
scar
qep'a' 24
taQ
v
be weird, bizarre, unnatural (maybe creepy) [missing from TKD E-K]
TKD K-E, qepHom 2017
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
tav
v
shake [as in what you might do to wake someone up, or what James Bond does to a martini, or what you do to your right foot after you put it in and then put it out (Note: what freezing temperatures may do to you is jelmoH, not tav)]
qep'a' 24
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
tuch rIt
v
prophesize, see the future, know the future [For Klingons, the "prophet" is able to "summon" the future somehow. ]
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
tel
n
wing
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
tellarngan
n
Tellarite [inhabitant of the planet tellar wa']
qep'a' 24
tem
n
electron
qep'a' 23
tem
v
deny, contradict, disavow, claim as false [It does not mean "refuse, reject, turn down, don't permit".]
TKD, qepHom 2017
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
teSra'
n
tile (such as a Scrabble piece)
qepHom 17
tey
v
be uncomfortable, be close [for the sense of being close or not having wiggle room or leeway (If you were victorious, but just barely made it at the last minute or something like that, you could say tey yay.)]
qep'a' 24
teybe'
v
be comfortable, be easy [for the sense of being not close or having wiggle room or leeway (e.g. a comfortable distance away [from something] or a comfortable victory)]
qep'a' 24
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
tIw
v
react emotionally, behave emotionally
qepHom 2017
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
tomter
n
funnel
qepHom 17
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
tuch rItwI'
n
prophet [Not the religious person like Jesus or Mohammed, but more some kind of a person who seems to be able to see or know things that others can't.]
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
tuD
v
thunder
qep'a' 24
tugh
excl
hurry up!
MSN
tuj muvwI'
n (presumed)
thermo-suture
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
tuj 'otlh
n
infrared, infrared radiation
qepHom 17
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
turmIq 'enDeq
n
urinary bladder [Strictly, the noun 'enDeq refers to anatomy, but it can be used metaphorically in other contexts, which is the way it works in English.]
qepHom 17
tuS
v
cough
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tutlh
v
be tattooed, have a tattoo
Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017
tutlhmoH
v
tattoo
Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017
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
tlham
v
slide
qep'a' 25
tlhamchem
n
gravitational field
qepHom 2017
tlhan
v
dig [the object is dirt or soil or a field or a road, for example, not "hole"]
qep'a' 25
tlhapragh
n
monster
qepHom 2017
tlharwIl
n
link in a chain
qep'a' 25
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
tlheng'IQ
n
thranx [a plant described in the novel Kahless by Michael Jan Friedman]
paq'batlh
tlhepQe'
n
saliva
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tlhIm
n
carpet, rug, tapestry, blanket [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
tlhIn
v
be particular, individual [Note that "individual" in this definition does not mean simply "single, separate" but rather something like "be attributable to something or someone" or "be uniquely associated with something or someone."]
qepHom 2017
tlhIng yoS
proper n
Kling District
BoP Poster
tlhoD
v
be somewhat obscured, filtered, smudged, fuzzy
qep'a' 23
tlhogh
v
get married to, marry [This verb can be used regardless of who's getting married. "Marry" in the sense of what the person who conducts a marriage ceremony does would be tlhoghmoH (and the object would be plural).]
13 July 2017 email to Lieven
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
tlhoS
adv
barely ["almost," used with a negative verb]
qep'a' 25
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
tang
v
trip, stumble
qep'a' 25
toba'qo
n
tobacco [this is just the Federation Standard word; Maltz has heard the phrase por pur "inhale leaf," which he assumes is shortened from por tlhIch pur "inhale leaf smoke," but he has no idea what kind of por "leaf" it might be]
qep'a' 25
turwI'
n
server (computer) [if clarity is needed, say De'wI' turwI' "computer server"; in context, turwI' alone is enough]
qep'a' 25
tut Duj
n
lift, elevator ["column vehicle"; this is the cab, not the whole system]
qep'a' 25
tutlh
v
be official [this is slang for "official"; when asked Maltz said nothing about "canon"]
qep'a' 25
'ung
v
squatdown
qep'a' 25
'uq
v
whistle [if there's an object, it's the thing (song? birdcall?) being whistled]
qep'a' 25
va
excl
general invective
TKD p178
vabDot
adv
moreover, furthermore, even [qepHom 2017, page 14: It's used to say that something is unexpected or surprising or counterintuitive, not just additional. For something that's just additional, you'd probably use {je} "also.']
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
var
v
be stingy, miserly
qep'a' 25
varHa'
v
be generous
qep'a' 25
vaS
v
be wide, broad [referring to side-to-side distance, not things like a "broad topic" or "wide range of opinion" or "eyes wide open"]
qep'a' 25
vatlh
v
coil
qep'a' 25
vaw
v
be ambitious, determined, motivated [not like an ambitious task]
qep'a' 25
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
vech
v
cross [as in a bridge crossing a river, etc., [see note below]]
qep'a' 25
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
vep
n
proclamation, notification, announcement, and the like
qep'a' 24
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
ver
v
be dizzy [This is the same word as "be spiral". This refers to having a dizzy sensation -- being lightheaded, feeling like you're spinning around. It cannot be used in the sense of "silly".]
qep'a' 24
ver
v
be spiral
qep'a' 24
verengan Ha'DIbaH
n
Ferengi dog - a classic insult
KCD
vergh
v
dock, portseaport, airport, spaceport [with a structure to attach to, like a pier; expanded meaning]
qep'a' 25
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
vey'
v
be comfortable, be plentiful [for the sense of free from hardship or more than adequate, like a comfortable income]
qep'a' 24
vey'Ha'
v
be uncomfortable, be meager [for the sense of being inadequate or barely adequate or meager]
qep'a' 24
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
v
be cool, as in chic [this is slang]
qep'a' 25
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
vIQ
v
suffocate [does not take an object]
qep'a' 25
vIQmoH
v
smother [for "drown" precede the verb with bIQDaq or the like]
qep'a' 25
vIraS
N
France
TN!LK
vItHay'
n
the truth test
KCD
vItlh
v
be high, great (in quantity, size, intensity) [qepHom 2017, page 17: It's used for things that are measurable or quantifiable but not necessarily countable...For things you can count (like people) (as opposed to things you can measure using units of measure, like length or speed), you'd use {law'} almost all the time. But you'd use {vItlh} if the number of whatever it is you're talking about is higher than normal or greater than before or greater than what was expected.]
qepHom 15
vI'Ir
n
tide
qep'a' 25
vI'laS
n
fog, mist
qepHom 15
voD
v
drill, bore
qep'a' 25
voDchuch
n
pretty large spider-like thing [It has nine legs usually but sometimes seven or eight, never fewer than seven unless the bug has been injured. A big spider on Earth would be a tera' voDchuch, but a small spider would not be a voDchuch.]
qepHom 17
voDmeH jan
n
drill [a shortened version, voD jan, is often heard; this is the whole device, not the drill bit]
qep'a' 25
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
vung
v
cyclone, hurricane
qep'a' 24
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 labwI'
n
radio transmitter [This is used for broadcaster, radio service, etc. It can also be used for the device that does the transmitting. If a distinction must be made, the device is wab labwI' jan.]
qep'a' 24
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
wal
v
vibrate, be in a state of vibration [move in a fast repetitive way, like a guitar string]
qep'a' 24
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
way
v
be striped
qep'a' 24
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
welwelwel
excl
sound made by a stereotypic targh [The number of times this syllable is repeated is variable. This is an imitative word and there are variations. And not everyone uses it in the first place.]
qep'a' 24
wen
n
months ago
HolQeD v8n3p3
weQmoQnaQ
n
World Wide Web
qepHom 11
wer
v
be creased, be wrinkled
qep'a' 24
wermoH
v
crease, wrinkle
qep'a' 24
weS
v
lose, no longer have, suffer a reduction of
qepHom 2017
wev
n
row (in a table or spreadsheet)
qepHom 2015 p.21
wev
v
draw, make a drawing of
ta'puq mach
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' 15
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
wol
v
be creased, be folded
qep'a' 24
wolmoH
v
crease, fold
qep'a' 24
wom
v
peck [used for both eating and attacking by pecking]
HolQeD v10n4p5
woq
v
confirm, substantiate, corroborate
qepHom 2017
wovmoHwI'
n
light (lamp)
BoP Poster
wovmoHwI' moQ
n
light bulb
TN!LK
wov'on
n
memory ["...specific memories or recollections."]
Marc Okrand email to Lieven January 2018
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
wutlh pa'
n
dungeon ["A Klingon way to say 'dungeon'...literally 'underground room.'" Presumably other ways to say it would focus on purpose or other attributes, rather than location.]
8 January email to Jaymz Smith
yab qoD
n
subconscious mind
qepHom 15
yachchuqmeH wutlh pa'
n
cuddle dungeon ["There's no word for 'cuddle,' but yachchuq gets us kind of close. The verb yach means 'pet' or 'stroke' (like petting a dog), and yachchuq means 'pet each other' or something like that. yachchuqmeH means 'for the purpose of petting each other.' So yachchuqmeH wutlh pa' is 'underground room for petting one another' — that is, 'cuddling dungeon.'"]
8 January email to Jaymz Smith
yamtaw
n
line
qep'a' 24
yamtaw job
n
jagged line, zigzagging line
qep'a' 24
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
yay mIr
n
winning streak [common way to say it]
qep'a' 25
ya'rIS
n
echo [for the verb, see "rebound" 'et]
qep'a' 25
yegh
v
be spotted
qep'a' 24
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
yughmoH
v
filter [database term; X neH yughmoH filter for X only, include X only]
Feb 2018 email to De'vID
yul
v
be itchy
qep'a' 25
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
yuryum
n
yurium (explosive)
qepHom 2017
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
yuwey
n
continent
qep'a' 24
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
'ambay
n
island
qep'a' 24
'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
'an
v
waste [as someone sacrifices forces for a certain goal or just wastes one's resources]
qep'a' 25
'anDorya'ngan
n
Andorian
qep'a' 24
'anDo'ra'
n
Andorra
qepHom 15
'anmoH
v
sacrifice
qep'a' 25
'antartIq
n
Antarctica
qepHom 15
'anyan 'oQqar
n
onion
TN!LK
'angweD
n
museum
qepHom 15
'anISyum
n
anicium (explosive)
qepHom 2017
'ap
v
be dented
qep'a' 24
'aplom
n
pellet
qep'a' 24
'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
'apmoH
v
dent
qep'a' 24
'apuStoQ
n
hawk-like bird of prey that flies particularly fast.
8 January email to Jaymz Smith
'aq
v
predict, prognosticate [Based on deductive reasoning or research or science]
qep'a' 24
'aqroS
n
maximum / bottom surface of a table, ceiling
BoP Poster, HolQeD v8n3p2
'aqtu'
proper n
Aktuh - proper name from Klingon opera
TKW p187
'aQvoH
n
act of watching over a fallen warrior's body
qep'a' 24
'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
'ay
v
float [in/on water or other liquids; for in space, see "be adrift" rIjHa']
qep'a' 25
'ayItI
n
Haiti
qepHom 17
'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
'eD
v
crawl
qep'a' 25
'eDjen
n
an arrogant or haughty person
HolQeD, v12n3p9
'eDSeHcha
n, plural
Take-Off/Landing Thrusters
BoP Poster
'ejvoH
n
stripe
qep'a' 24
'ejyo' ra'ghomquv
n
Starfleet Command [If Starfleet Command is of a lower level of importance than Starfleet High Command, leave off the quv, getting ra'ghom.]
qepHom 2017
'ejyo'SeH yaHnIv
n
Starfleet Command [If "Starfleet Command" is more like "Starfleet Operations Command", then go with 'ejyo'SeH yaHnIv.]
qepHom 2017
'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
v
bounce, rebound, ricochet [the thing something bounces off of is marked with -vo']
qep'a' 25
'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
'evta'
n
animal similar to a newt or salamander
qep'a' 24
'ewrop
n
Europe
qepHom 15
'eyawaDIy
n
Irrawaddy (River in Burma/Myanmar)
qepHom 15
'eyre'
n
Ireland
qepHom 15
'e'levan
n
elephant [This refers to the Terran animal, not some similar Klingon animal -- if there is such a thing -- and the word is obviously just taken from Federation Standard, so it's not so much a Klingon word as it is a Klingonization of a Federation Standard word.]
qep'a' 24
'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
'Imyagh
excl
sound made by a vIghro' or ghISnar [This is an imitative word and there are variations. And not everyone uses it in the first place.]
qep'a' 24
'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, intimidate, pick on, harass
PCHC/qep'a' 24
'IrmeD
n
eddy [in air]
qep'a' 25
'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' ghew
n
a bug that sort of resembles a beetle [This is two words.]
qepHom 17
'I'SeghIm
n
curmudgeon [Marc Okrand email 2012-03-27]
email
'o
excl
O (vocative) [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
'obray'wal
n
This sort of resembles a scorpion [it runs really fast in a seemingly haphazard way and has a dangerous (sharp and poisonous) tail.]
qepHom 17
'och
n
conduit [(add to previous defs) ]
BoP Poster
'och mutlhwI'
n
plumber [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
'oDtu'
n
spot, splotch, blemish, blotch
qep'a' 24
'ol
v
verify, check if (something) is true, make sure that (something) is true
TKD, qepHom 2017
'onteryo
n
Ontario
qepHom 17
'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
'ot
v
withhold (information)
Netflix press release
'otHa'
v
disclose, divulge
Netflix press release
'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
'otHel
n
dock [any place a vessel is moored, even if there is no structure]
qep'a' 25
'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
'uch
v
grasp [can also be used to mean "lock" in the sense of locking on a target: DoS 'uchta' ("he/she locked on the target")]
qep'a' 24
'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
'unwat
n
basket [weaved container for carrying things]
qep'a' 25
'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
'u' Dop
n
mirror universe
1 January 2018 email to Lieven
'u' quq
n
parallel universe
1 January 2018 email to Lieven

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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