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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 25 08:16:00 PDT 2018

Klingon word: HIjwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: delivery person

In my notes I have the source as "KGT p. 191".  I don't have KGT with me so can someone check this?

Nomen agentis of {HIj} "deliver,  transport goods":

  yIHmey DaHIj'a'?
  ghobe', yIHmey vIHIjbe'.
  Are you transporting tribbles? 
  No, I'm not transporting tribbles. (CK)

  rura' pente'Daq Soj, Doch, <luch?> vIqIch.
  We is condemning food... things and supplies to Rura Penthe. (sic!) (ST6)

[I believe that this was intentional for {vIHIj}:  Uhura's Klingon was a bit rusty, after all.  IIRC correctly the Morskan guard chuckled at this mistake.]

HIjmeH chaw' 	stamp (n) TNK
'oSwI' 		emissary (n)
Duy 		agent, emissary (n)

qeng 		carry, convey (v)
Qay 		transfer (v)
lup 		transport [people only?] (v)
Hev 		receive (v)
'oS  		represent (v)

  Klaang was an official courier delivering important information to the Klingon High Council when he was attacked by Suliban agents on Earth and shot by a farmer in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The brand-new Enterprise's first mission was to return him to Kronos. (ENT "Broken Bow")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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