[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rojmab

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 30 07:17:35 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 30, 2016
> Klingon word: rojmab
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: peace treaty

DIvI' rojmab qep ghanglu' 'e' nIDlu', 'ach taH qep. 
Despite efforts to halt them, peace talks with Federation continue. MKE

(KGT 121-22):  The idiom {bIQ'a'Daq 'oHtaH 'etlh'e'} ("The sword is in the ocean") is used to mean that something has ended, that it is impossible to return to a prior condition, just as Kahless and Morath never spoke to each other again. The expression might be used, for example, in reference to a treaty that was just signed, suggesting that a former state of antagonism has ended forever. Of course, simply saying that something will last forever does not make it so. If an alliance ends, the phrase is equally apt: the era of peace has ended, and the sword is in the ocean--there is no going back.

Other treaties include the Organian Peace Treaty (with the Klingons in 2267; cf. TOS "Errand of Mercy", "The Trouble With Tribbles"), the Treaty of Algeron (which ended the Romulan Wars ca. 2160 and established the Romulan Neutral Zone; cf. TNG "The Defector" & "The Pegasus"), the Treaty of Alliance (ending the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire [a.k.a. the Khitomer Accords?] in 2293; cf. TNG "Redemption I").

After Gorkon's assassination, his daughter Azetbur continued to sue for peace with the Federation, leading to her presiding over the successful treaty meeting at Camp Khitomer. (ST6)

The Treaty of Alliance (a.k.a. the Khitomer Accords? [ST6]) ended the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire in 2293. The pact allows for mutual aid and defense against aggressors, but forbids interference in the internal affairs of either government. (TNG "Redemption I") 

(KGT 1):  After years marked by increased cooperation, mutual understanding, and sharing of knowledge, a protracted period of relative amity between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets came to an abrupt end not long ago when the Empire withdrew from the peace treaty known as the Khitomer Accords over an incident regarding war with the Cardassian Union.

roj  				peace (n) 
rojHom  			truce, temporary peace (n)
rojmab qep  		peace talks (n)
'orghen rojmab 		The Organian Peace Treaty
'orghenya' rojmab 	The Organian Peace Treaty
rom 				accord (n)
mab 				treaty (n)

ghar 				conduct diplomacy (v)
roj  				make peace (v)
Sutlh  			negotiate (v)
qI' 				sign [a treaty] (v)
Qochbe'  			agree (v)
ja'chuq 			discuss (v)
moS 				compromise

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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