[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SIQwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Nov 22 07:40:39 PST 2017

Klingon word: SIQwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: celebrant, recipient
Source: KGT
i.e. the recipient of pain during a {nentay} (Rite of Ascension), the ritual by which a young Klingon embarks on the road to becoming a warrior.

SIQwI' lu'oy'moHmeH juppu'Daj 'oy'naQmey lo' chaH 
The painstik is employed by friends of the recipient... (SkyBox 32)

(TKW 110):  Upon reaching a certain age, the Age of Ascension, a young Klingon undergoes a rite of passage symbolizing the attainment of a certain spiritual level. After intoning the three ancient and sacred phrases recorded above, the initiate, while walking along a path lined by painstik-wielding warriors, expresses his or her deepest feelings.  (cf. TNG the Icarus Factor")

lopwI'		initiate [into the {nentay}],  ("celebrant")

poSDaq nIHDaq je QamtaHvIS SuvwI'pu', chaH jojDaq yItnIS lopwI' 
The initiate must pass through a gauntlet of warriors. S9

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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