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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, August 02, 2013
> Klingon word: mIp
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: wealth, richness

  DojneS mIplIj 
  Your wealth is impressive, your honor. PK 

Cf. also the homophonous verb {mIp} "be rich".

KGT 5:  Some houses (that is, lineages) are more wealthy and powerful than others.

KGT 36:  Klingon society is a stratified one. That is, there are clear distinctions between those with great wealth and influence and those with little or none. ... Some houses are particularly wealthy, controlling vast lands by means of armed forces loyal to the particular house.

Some useful money words:

HuchQeD  		economics ("money science") (n)

Huch			money (n)
DarSeq 		*darsek* [Klingon unit of currency] (n)
DeQ 			credit  [Federation unit of currency] (n)

qav'ap 		rent, sum/amount (of money), value (n)
pop 			reward (n)
tev 			prize (n)
van'a' 		award (n)
voHDajbo' 		ransom, mortgage (n)

wagh 			be expensive (v)
qutlh 		be cheap (v)
lo'laH 		be valuable (v)
Qej 			[cherish?, hold dear?, regard as precious?] (v)

DIl 			pay for (n)
ngIp 			borrow, hire [rent] v)
noj 			lend (v)
wel 			owe (someone) (v)
rup 			fine, tax (v)

Feel free to add to this list.  

BTW {Qej} comes from Monopoly and its exact translation hasn't been provided:

  Qo'noS romuluS je boSuqlaH. vabDot tera' Qejbogh
   DIvI' ram boSuqlaH 
  Kronos, Romulus and even the puny Federation's
   precious Earth, are all up for grabs. MKE

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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