[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SoD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu May 18 08:42:13 PDT 2017

> >>> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, May 18, 2017
> >>>
> >>> Klingon word: SoD
> >>> Part of speech: noun
> >>> Definition: flood

> >> AFAIK never used in canon.

>> That depends on your definition of "canon". It was used in the lyrics
>> of a drinking song in the DS9 episode "The Way of the Warrior".

Also in VOY "Prophecy" and VOY "Barge of the Dead" apparently.  Full text and discussion at:


> Actually, that was the homophonous verb. Never mind.

I found the relevant line:

  'ej Doq SoDtaH ghoSpa' SIqral bIQtIq
  And the River Skral ran crimson red.

Okrand refers to the song in KGT:

KGT 123:  {Doq bIQtIq bIQ} ("The river water is red"). The phrase can be traced back to an old drinking song that commemorates the slaying of the tyrant Molor by Kahless. On that day, according to the song, the River Skral ran red; that is, it was filled with the blood of Molor.

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

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