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Glossary - Diplomatic Impausibility by Keith R A DeCandido

Here is a seperate copy of the word list from the Glossary on pages 241-246 of "Diplomatic Impausibility" by Keith R A DeCandido ISBN0-671-78554-0:

(in connection with messages [Re: jIH vIchuHlu' - Words mentioned earlier but not in the New Words list?])

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    bat'leth (betleH)  Curved, four-bladed, two-handed weapon.
This is the most popular handheld, edged weapon used by Klingon
warriors, due to its being favored by Kahless.  The legendary Sword
of Kahless was a bat'leth, and most Defense Force warriors are
proficient with it.  [First seen in "Reunion" (TNG).]

    bekk (beq)  A rank given to enlisted personnel in the Defense
Force.  [First referenced in "Sons and Daughters" (DS9).]

    bok-rat liver, stewed (boqrat chej)  Food made from the liver 
of a bok-rat, apparently cooked to some degree, making it unusual
among Klingon foods.  [First seen in "Soldiers of the Empire"

    bregit lung (bIreQtagh)  Food made from the lung of an animal,
presumably a bregit.  [First seen in "A Matter of Honor" (TNG).]

    cha'DIch  Literally, "second."  During a legal proceeding, the
accused is denied combat, and so must have a second, called a
cha'DIch, to defend him or her.  [First referenced in "Sins of the
Father" (TNG).]

    chech'tluth (chechtlhutlh)  An alcoholic beverage best served
heated and steaming.  The word seems to derive from the verbs
meaning "to drink" and "to get drunk."  [First seen in "Up the Long
Ladder" (TNG).]

    d'k tahg (Daqtagh)  Personal dagger.  All Defense Force war-
riors carry their own d'k tahg, which is personalized with their
name and House.  [First seem in Star Trek III: The Search for 

    gagh (qagh)  Food made from live serpent worms.  [First seen in
"A Matter of Honor" (TNG).]

    ghojmoHwI'  Teacher or mentor.

    gladst (tlhatlh)  Food made from brown leaves, best served
without sauce.  [First seen in "Melora" (DS9).]

    glob fly (ghIlab ghew)  Small, irritating insect with no sting,
which makes a slight buzzing sound.  [First referenced in "The Out-
rageous Okona" (TNG).]

    grapok sauce (gha'poq)  Condiment, often used to bring out the 
favor in gagh or racht.  [First seen in "Sons and Daughters" (DS9).]

    Gre'thor (ghe'tor)  The afterlife for the dishonored dead -- the
closest Klingon equivalent to hell.  [First mentioned in "Devil's
Due" (TNG).]

    Grishnar cat (ghISnar)  Small animal, apparently not a very 
vicious one, though with perhaps a predilection for trying to sound
fiercer than it actually is.  [First referenced in "The Way of the War-
rrior" (DS9).]

    Ha'DIbaH  Animal.  Often used as an insult.  [First used in "Sins 
of the Father" (TNG).]

    HuDyuQ  A mountainous planet.  The name derives from the
words meaning "mountain" and "planet."

    jatyIn  According to legend, spirits of the dead that possess the
living.  [First mentioned in "Power Play" (TNG).]

    jeghpu'wI'  Conquered people -- more than slaves, less than citi-
zens, this status is given to occupants of worlds conquered by the
Klingon Empire.

    krada legs (Qa'Da')  Food made from the extremities of a 
krada.  [First mentioned in "The Sound of Her Voice" (DS9).]

    lingta (lIngta')  Large game animal indigenous to Qo'noS.  [First
seen in "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (DS9).]

    Mauk-to'Vor (ma' to'vor)  A death ritual that allows one who
has lost honor to die well and go to Sto-Vo-Kor by being honorably
killed by a House-mate or someone equally close.  [First seen in
"Sons of Mogh" (DS9).]

    mek'leth (meqleH)  A sword-like one- or two-handed weapon 
about half the size of a bat'leth.  [First seen in "Sons of Mogh"

    mong'em maneuver  A parry where you thrust a sword or other 
edged weapon behind your neck in order to block an attack from
the rear.

    par'Mach (parmaq)  Love, Klingon style -- with much more
intense connotations than the English word.  [First used in "Looking
for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (DS9).]

    petaQ  Insult with no direct translation.  Sometimes Anglicized
as pahtk.  [First used in "The Defector" (TNG).]

    pipius claw (pIpyuS pach)  Food made from the claw of an 
animal.  [First seen in "A Matter of Honor" (TNG).]

    Qam-Chee (qamchIy)  According to legend, an ancient village
on Qo'noS where Kahless and Lukara fought a great battle, a major
component of their courtship.  [First mentioned in "Looking for
par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (DS9).]

    Qang Chancellor.  A new class of Defense Force ships, of which 
the I.K.S. Gorkon is one, is the Qang-class, and all are named after
past chancellors of the empire (three of the others in the line are the
I.K.S. Gowron, the I.K.S. Azetbur, and the I.K.S. K'mpec).

    Qapla'  Ritual greeting that literally means "success."  [First
used in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.]

    qelI'qam  Unit of measurement roughly akin to two kilometers.
Sometimes Anglicized as kellicam.  [First used in Star Trek III: The
Search for Spock.]

    QI'yaH  Interjection with no direct translation.  [First used in
"Sins of the Father" (TNG).]

    Qo'noS  The Klingon Homeworld.  Sometimes Anglicized as
Kronos.  [First referenced by that name in Star Trek VI: The Undis-
covered Country.]

    racht (raHta')  Food made from live serpent worms (not to be 
confused with gagh).  [First seen in "Melora" (DS9).]

    raktajino (ra'taj)  Coffee, Klingon style.  [First seen in "The
Passenger" (DS9).]

    ramjep bird  Avian life-form indigenous to Qo'noS that only
comes out in the dark.  Name literally means "midnight."

    rokeg blood pie (ro'qegh'Iwchab)  Food apparently made from 
or with the blood of an animal, possibly a rokeg.  [First seen in "A
Matter of Honor" (TNG).]

    Rura Penthe (rura' pente')  Prison planet mostly covered in 
ice.  [First seen in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.]

    R'uustai (ruStay)  Literally, "the bonding," this is a ritual that
allows an orphan to join another House.  [First seen in "The Bond-
ing" (TNG).]

    Sto-Vo-Kor (Suto'vo'qor)  The afterlife for the honored dead,
where all true warriors go after they die to fight an eternal battle.
The closest Klingon equivalent to heaven.  [First mentioned by
name in "Rightful Heir" (TNG).]

    taD  An ice-covered colony planet.  The word literally means 

    targ (targh)  Animal that is popular as a pet, but the heart of
which is also considered a delicacy.  [First seen as a pet in "Where
No One Has Gone Before" (TNG) and as a food in "A Matter of
Honor" (TNG).]

    tik'leth (tIqleH)  An edged weapon, similar to an Earth
longsword.  [First seen in "Reunion" (TNG).]

    toDSaH  Insult with no direct translation.  Sometimes Anglicized
as tohzah.  [First used in "The Defector" (TNG).]

    Ty'Gokor (tay'ghoqor)  A planet where the induction into the
Order of the Bat'leth takes place.  [First seen in "Apocalypse Rising"

    zilm'kach (tlhImqach)  Food made from something orange.
[First seen in "Melora" (DS9).]

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