[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: meq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 5 10:46:57 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, July 04, 2016
> Klingon word: meq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: reason, motive, logical thinking

  ram meqmey 
  Motives are insignificant. TKW

Klingons may not care whether a falsehood is intentional, but only whether the information is reliable. As Ambassador Kell admonished Worf, "Motives? Who cares for motives? Humans, perhaps." (TNG "The Mind's Eye") 

(KGT 154):  A close standard equivalent is {meq} (reason)--that is, logical thinking.

meq  		reason (v) 

meqba'  	*mek'ba* (type of legal proceeding: i.e. portion of a
           Klingon trial or appeal in which evidence is heard
           during which all evidence must be heard in open council
           (cf. TNG "Sins of the Father")] (n)

ngoQ 		goal, purpose (n)
vIt 		truth (n)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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