[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: quv bey'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 21 07:33:58 PDT 2016


> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 21, 2016
> 
> Klingon word: quv bey'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: honor display
> Source: KCD

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

Seen in the Rite of Ascension chamber of the House of SepIch, the {quv bey'} looks like the Pride of Weapons {nuH bey'} except that it contains two bat'leths and two d'k tahgs, as opposed to the {nuH bey'} which has one bat'leth, one {naQjej} spear, and a {ghob'etlh} gutting weapon [spelling uncertain] ("one of three weapons traditionally displayed on the {nuH bey'}").   [KCD, via qoror]

Essentially, this seems to be a special {nuH bey'} mounted in a Rite of Ascension chamber.  Perhaps these weapons belonged to the founder of the House or famous members thereof.

There's a photo labeled "ritual tools used in the Age of Ascension ceremony" of two {ghanjaq} and a glavin mounted on wall in TKW (p. 204).

A photo of what might be Worf's {nuH bey'} on the wall of his Enterprise-D quarters - seen in TNG "Genesis", et al. - can be seen in TKW (p. 124).

TREK TRIVIA:
"Where are all your weapons? Don't you display your weapons?" (Trelane to Kirk, TOS "The Squire of Gothos")

Mirror Kirk did have a display of exotic knives in his quarters on the ISS Enterprise on the wall over his desk. (TOS "Mirror, Mirror")


SEE ALSO:
bey'  		ceremonial display (n)
betleH bey'  	bat'leth Display 
nuH bey' 		Pride of Weapons 

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Voragh
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