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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, May 05, 2015
> Klingon word: HeS
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: commit (a crime)

AFAIK never used in a sentence.


"You'll find there are many rules and regulations. They will be posted. Violation of the smallest of them will be punished by death." (Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

"Murder is contrary to the laws of man and God." (M-5, TOS "The Ultimate Computer")

"an offense against the laws of God and man." (Kirk, TOS "The Ultimate Computer")

"those who are found to have violated the rules of society are often punished by being forced to do particularly strenuous or distasteful work." (TKW 190)

HeSwI'  	criminal (n) 

  vubpu' jonta' HeSwI' 
  A criminal has succeeded in taking hostages. (ST5 notes)

Cp. {jIvvo'} "criminal, villain, malefactor" (n):

   ghach jIvvo' naH. DaH pIghvamDaq So''eghtaH 
   There is a criminal hiding in these ruins. STID

"{HeSwI'} is used to refer to someone who breaks a law; {jIvvo'} ["criminal, villain, malefactor"] connotes, in addition, being evil." (Lieven 11/11/2013)

HeS  		crime (n) 

  due to the crime KGT

"From this day on, no public assemblages of more than three people. All publications to be cleared through this office. Neighborhood controls will be established, hostages selected. A somewhat lengthy list of crimes against the state." (Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy")

The Klingon law of heredity (*g'now juk Hol pajhard A son shall share in the honors or crimes of his father) would have required the execution of Worf and his brother Kurn for the treachery of their father, Mogh, had not those charges proven false. (TNG "Redemption I")


yem 		sin (v)
wem 		violate (v)
qal 		be corrupt (v)
yuD 		be dishonest (v)
Hat 		be illegal (v)
mub 		be legal (v)
mIgh 		be evil (v)

qIQ 		mutiny (v)
Daw' 		revolt (v)
lotlh 	rebel (v)
'ur 		commit treason (v)
HIgh 		fight dirty (v)

noH 		judge, estimate (v)
'oD 		arbitrate, mediate (v)
ghIpDIj 	court martial (v)

chut 		law (n)
bo'DIj 	court [of law] (n)
meqba' 	[type of Klingon legal proceeding] (n)
ruv 		justice (n)
teblaw' 	jurisdiction (n)
yoj 		judgment (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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