[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qaD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Dec 20 07:10:21 PST 2018

Klingon word: qaD
Part of speech: verb
Definition: challenge, resist, oppose, confront, face

  nIteb Qob qaD jup 'e' chaw'be' SuvwI' 
  A warrior does not let a friend face danger alone. TKW

  raSDaq toS qeylIS, rewbe'pu' qaD 'ej mu'meyvam ja' 
  Kahless climbs onto the table, turns to the people, and spoke these words. PB

  HIqaDQo' puqloDwI' 
  Do not resist me, son. PB

(KGT 157):  Someone unsatisfied with the status quo, a rebel, might be said to want to {ngup qaD} (challenge those in charge; literally, "challenge the cape").

qaD  		challenge,  test of one's abilities KGT,  test KCD,  contest MKE (n)

  tlhIngan 'IH qaD DaQap 
  Win Klingon beauty contest. MKE

Do qaD 	race (n)

 mu'qaD 	curse (n) 

 nalqaD 	mate challenge (n) KCD

qaD' mIr  	tournament (n) (qep'a' 2018)

'ov 		compete (v)
'om 		resist, fend off (v)
ngIl 		dare (v)
Quj 		play a game (v)
Hay' 		duel (v)

chov 		assess, evaluate, test (v)
Daj 		test inconclusively (v)
tob 		test conclusively (v)
waH 		try out, test, use experimentally (v)
'ol 		verify (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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