[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngaQHa'moHwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 28 09:12:34 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, June 28, 2017
> Klingon word: ngaQHa'moHwI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: key
> Source: TalkNow!

Never used in a sentence.

ngaQ  	be locked/sealed/secured/fastened (v)

  ngaQ lojmIt 
  The door is locked. {TKW)

ngaQmoH  	secure [something]

  Secure him! (i.e. strap a prisoner in a chair; ENT "Affliction")

*{ngaQHa'} "unlock, unseal, etc." is implied but not attested although {ngaQHa'moH} "unlock [something]" appears once in the paq'batlh:

  qorDu'Daj lon lojmIt ngaQHa'moH 
  He leaves his kin, unlocks the gates (PB)

(TKW 186):  The phrase {ngaQ lojmIt} ... is also sometimes heard in reference to a situation with an inevitable, unavoidable outcome.

(TKW 108):  This phrase has two meanings: (1) "The situation has an unavoidable outcome"; (2) "The plan or commitment is firm and cannot be changed." A door ({lojmIt}, though this word may also be translated as "gate") is a symbol of escape, so a door that is locked ({ngaQ}) means there is no escape or no way out.

poS 		be open/opened (v)
poSmoH 	open [something] (v)

SoQ 		be closed/shut (v)
SoQmoH  	close/shut [something] (v)

waQ 		obstruct (v)
Huv 		be clear/not obstructed (v)
naw' 		access (v)

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