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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, May 01, 2015
> Klingon word: veQ
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: garbage

  <yajchu'. ghargh... veQ> (??) 
  [Understood clearly. Worms... garbage!] ST3 (untranslated)

  logh veQDaq bachchugh, yoH 'e' toblaHbe' SuvwI' 
  Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle. (ST5 notes)

  jogh veQ lungIv 
  They patrol the quadrant garbage. KGT

Used as an epithet in the KCD novelization ("Star Trek: Klingon" [STK]):
  Then speaking to Pok, but looking directly into Vok's face,
  [K'Tar] said, "Throw this {veQ} out." (STK 23f)

  "Get this {veQ} off my bridge." (STK 106)

  "When we catch this {veQ} of a bartender," I said to Pok, "I will let
   you have the honor of killing him." (STK 107)

  Qua'lon jumped to his feet, clearly outraged. "The wife of the {veQ}
  who killed my brother may not enter the House of SepIch." (STK 166) 

veQDuj  	garbage scow (n) 

  veQDuj 'oH DujlIj'e' 
  Your ship is a garbage scow! TKD

Compare {veQ} with {DI} "litter, rubble, debris" (n):

  qatlh Dat DI tu'lu' tlhIngan 
  Why is there rubble everywhere, Klingon? CK

  vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI' 
  Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle.
  ["Sharpshooting of the cosmos' litter inconclusively
   tests a warrior's courage."] ST5/TKW


"We can wallow like a garbage scow..." (TOS "Elaan of Troyius")

In 2367 a 300-year old unmanned waste vessel leaking radioactive waste assumed orbit around Gamelan V. (TNG "Final Mission")


pIgh 		ruins (n)
pugh 		dregs (n)
chuvmey 	leftovers (n)

tlhuch 	exhaust [i.e. waste products]) (v)
woD  		throw away, throw (out) (v)
polHa' 	discard (v)

He'So'  	stink (v)
ngIm		be putrid (v)
non 		be rotten (v)
tlhorgh 	be pungent (food) (v)
ragh 		decay (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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