[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hub

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 5 07:14:47 PDT 2018

Klingon word: Hub
Part of speech: verb
Definition: defend
Source: TKD

Hub  		defend (v)

  batlh tlhIngan Segh yIHub 
  Defend the Klingon race with honor. (ST5 notes)

  DujDaj HubtaHvIS Hegh 'e' tul Hoch tlhIngan 
  To die defending his ship is the hope of every Klingon. TKW

  not Hub'eghrupHa' lo'wI' 
  the user is never caught at a disadvantage. SP2

  Hub'eghbe' targh 
  See the targ, an easy prey (PB) 

Hub  		defense (n)

Hub pat  	defensive system(s) (n)

  HoS law'qu' luch law'qu' je lo' Duj nuH pat Hub pat je 
  A huge amount of the ship's power and technology is devoted to its weapons grid and 
  defensive systems. SP3

  'entepray' Hub patmey luchu'be'lu'pu' 
  Enterprise defense systems are down. (ST5 notes)

  'entepray' Hub patmey luchu'be' 
   [They didn't activate Enterprise's defense systems] (ST5 DVD, extra "making of" feature)

Hubbeq  	defense force (n)

  tlhIngan Hubbeq 
  The Klingon Defense Force (KGT)

HubneS  	honor-defend (v) 

(KGT 49):  Since dying in battle is considered a noble aspiration, suicide missions are a part of the Klingon military repertoire, and the honorable nature of such missions accounts for their nomenclature. The honorific verb suffix {-neS}, usually used when addressing a superior, is also used when the verb refers to a suicide attack of some kind ... {HubneS} (honor-defend) is used only when suicide is part of the defense plan.

Hub'egh  	defend oneself (v)

  not Hub'eghrupHa' lo'wI' 
  the user is never caught at a disadvantage. SP2  

 "Defend yourself!" signals the start of a bat'leth duel. (TNG "Lower Decks", DS9 "House of Quark" & "Way of the Warrior", etc.)

(KGT 48):  Common militaristic acts also have associated terminology, both verbs ({DoHmoH}, drive back; {Hub}, defend; {yot}, invade; {weH}, raid ...;  {HIv}, attack, assault; {Sev}, contain; {HeD}, retreat, withdraw) and nouns ({yot}, invasion, raid, incursion; {Hub}, defense).

Hung 		security (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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