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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, July 02, 2015
> 
> Klingon word: be'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: female, woman

  pImlaw' romuluSngan be' porgh 
  I've heard Romulan women are different. (ST5 Notes)

  DungDaq legh 'ej QotnIStaH romuluSngan be'pu' 
  Romulan women belong on their backs! (ST5 notes)

KGT 69:  Though any perceived attack on one's honor may prompt one to issue a challenge, in one traditional form of duel, the goal is specifically for a man to "win the favor of a women" ({vuv be' 'e' baj} [literally, "earn that a woman respect him"]) by competing with another man.

"Klingons appreciate strong women." (Worf, TNG "Angel One")

Although Gowron dismissed Lursa and B'Etor with a curt "Women may not serve on the Council" (TNG "Redemption I"), at least two women appeared to be on the High Council, or present in the chambers, during a Council session during Worf's {meqba'} and subsequent discommendation in 2264. (TNG "Sins of the Father")

When Klingon women are ready to mate they slink around like a "Hellenian lynx" while making low growling sounds like a {chemvaH} in heat (PK).   Q-Riker created a provocatively-clad submissive Klingon woman for Worf who behaved this way; this was apparently Worf's idea of sex. (TNG "Hide and Q")

SEE:
be'Hom  		girl (n)
be'nal  		wife (n)
be'nI'  		sister (n)

puqbe'  		daughter (n)
puqnI'be'  	granddaughter (n)

lorbe'  		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)
tey'be'  		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) (n)

SEE ALSO:
be'joy'  		ritualized "torture by women" (n) SAREK
be' puchpa' 	ladies' toilet (n) 
loD  			male, man (n) [etc.]

{be'} appears to be an element in the female names B'Etor {be'etor} and B'Ellana (no official spelling AFAIK).

PUN:  "babe"?


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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