[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: beH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 1 10:35:15 PDT 2018

Klingon word: beH
Part of speech: noun
Definition: rifle
Source: TKD

tlhIngan nISwI' beH 
Klingon Disruptor Rifle  (S14 title)

nISwI' HIch motlh HoS Hal qengwI' naQ tIq je lurarlu'bogh 'oH tlhIngan
  nISwI' beH'e' 
The Klingon disruptor rifle is a standard hand held disruptor, attached to
  an extended power supply stock. (S14)

(KGT 56):  a disruptor rifle (likewise with several models) is a {nISwI' beH} ... The more general term {pu'}, "phaser", may also apply to the Klingon disruptor, but it is used just as often to refer to the Romulan disruptor, Federation phaser, and other similar devices. Since the word is short, {pu'} is heard frequently -- even more frequently than {nISwI'} -- especially in the throes of combat, in such formations as {pu'HIch} (phaser pistol), {pu'beH} (phaser rifle)... The verb used for shoot when referring to disruptors is {bach} 

  In 2267 Klingon agent Krell taught the village people on Neural to make and use flintlock rifles ("firesticks"). (TOS "A Private Little War")

HIch 		handgun, gun, pistol (n)
puS 		sight [with gunsight] (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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