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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 25, 2015
> Klingon word: woQ
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: authority, political power

ngoQvam luchavmeH ghawran maghpu' be'nI'pu'. woQ luSuqmeH jIjpu'
 chaH romuluSngan'e' je. 
To this end, the sisters have acted against Gowron, going as far
 as to work with Romulan factions in order to gain power. S26

KGT 16:  Within the land mass are distinct areas, some of which are demarcated geographically (divided by a mountain range, for example), while the boundaries of others seem rather arbitrary, the result, no doubt, of ancient power struggles.

TKW 118(ill):  Secure in his power as military governor of Organia, Kor gloats over his captive.

KGT 157:  Literally meaning "cape", this slang term is an example of metonymy, whereby one word (or phrase) stands for another with which it is associated. In this case, the leader of the Klingon High Council typically wears a ceremonial cape. The slang sense of {ngup} does not refer only to this position on the High Council, however, but to anyone in power or even to "the power structure." Someone unsatisfied with the status quo, a rebel, might be said to want to {ngup qaD} (challenge those in charge; literally, "challenge the cape"). Nonslang equivalents of {ngup} are {woQ} (authority, political power) and {qum} (government)." 

HQ 12.3 p.9:  The idea expressed by "exceed one's authority" might be translated {wogh} "transgress, do more than is acceptable".  {bIwogh}, literally "you transgress" or "you do more than is acceptable", is probably best translated idiomatically as "you go too far."

woQ'a'  	ultimate power (n)
cho' 		succession (n)
loH 		administration (n)
HI'tuy 	dictatorship (n)
tlhach 	sect, faction (n) [use for (political) party?]

Son 		relieve (v)
gheS 		assume duties of, take on responsibilities (v)
Sugh 		install [in office]) (v)
cho' 		succeed [to authority] (v)
lu 		fall from power (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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