[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: QopmoH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 10 06:34:07 PDT 2018

Klingon word: QopmoH
Part of speech: verb
Definition: wear out
Source: TKD (104 KE)

(KGT 163):  The word {Qop} means "be worn out" and is usually applied to old weapons, tools, mechanical devices, and the like." 

{Qop} is also slang for "be dead" when referring to food animals:

(KGT 163):  The word {Qop} ... is also used to mean "be dead", but only in reference to an animal that one was expecting to eat live. If a bowl of dead {qagh} (gagh, serpent worms) is placed before a Klingon, the disappointed diner will probably criticize the cook for preparing {qagh Qop} (dead gagh). The normal way to say be dead, referring to a person or animal, is by using the form {Heghpu'} (has died):  {Heghpu' SuvwI'} (The warrior has died). It is not appropriate to say {SuvwI' Qop} (dead warrior, worn-out warrior).

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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