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Re: Klingon WOTD: Daw' (noun)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Thursday, May 10, 2007.
>Klingon word:   Daw'
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     revolt, revolution

Never used in canon.

Related nouns:

{QuD} "ínsurrection"; {'urmang} "treason"

>     Daw' (verb) - revolt

Never used in canon.

Related verbs:

{lotlh} "rebel"; {qIQ} "mutiny"; {magh} "betray, act against"; {bol} 
"betray someone" (slang); {'ur} "commit treason";  {HeS} "commit a crime"

Cultural notes:

   Someone unsatisfied with the status quo, a rebel, might be said to want
   to {ngup qaD} ("challenge those in charge"; literally, "challenge the
   cape"). (KGT 157)

Trek notes:

In 2267 Klingon agent Kras {QaS} supported the Maab's revolt against the 
High Tier Akaar (leader of the "ten tribes of Capella") in hopes the new 
leader would award the Klingon Empire the rights to mine the rare mineral 
topaline {toplIn} on planet Capella IV.  Kras in turn betrayed Maab and was 
killed (with a native *kligat*) for his actions. (TOS "Friday's Child")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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