[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).

"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")

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

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