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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 27 08:07:15 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, August 26, 2019

Klingon word: 'avwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: guard

mughoS 'avwI' 'ar 
How many guards are coming?  CK

tlhIngan 'avwI' lughom 
They meet a Klingon guard.  PK

jang 'avwI' 
The guard answers. 
The guard replies.  PK

'avwI'vaD jatlh qama' 
A prisoner says to the guard...  PK

jatlh 'avwI' 
The guard says...  PK

'avwI' nejDI' narghta'bogh qama' reH 'avwI' Sambej 
When an escaped prisoner looks for a guard, he always finds one.  TKW

pawpu' 'avwI' paghDIch 
the zeroth guard has arrived  KGT

(KGT 177):  implying that no guard has arrived even though one (and probably more than one) is expected.

'avwI' vaghDIch 
fifth guard  KGT

'avwI' Hay' yaS 
The officer duels the guard.  KGT

jav luHpu' 'avwI' 
The guard has caused a prisoner to confess.
(slang: "The guard has yanked a six")  KGT

   Painstiks were used by Klingon guards to control prisoners in jails, courtrooms and on Rura Pente in 2152. (ENT "Judgment")

   The {yan 'ISletlh } - Yan-Isleth, or "Brotherhood of the Sword" - is an elite Klingon division charged with protecting the chancellor, whom they guard at all times.  It's his personal security force. (DS9 "Apocalypse Rising")

'av 		guard (v)

-  molor chalqach 'avlu'bogh pIrmuS lupawta' 
    they reach the base of Molor's guarded tower (PB)
-  vaj Suto'vo'qor lojmIt Da'av 
    Therefore, you will guard the gate of Sto-vo-kor. (PB)

yaS 		officer (n)
Duy 		agent, emissary (n)
DorwI’ 		escort (n)
Hung 		security (n)
ghew   		smuggler's slang for border patrol (ST6),  "cop"?

ghan’Iq 		police force (n)
ghan’Iq yaS 	police officer (n)

Qan 		protect (v)
toD 		rescue, save (v)
ngIv 		patrol (v)
yoD 		shield (v)
Dugh 		be vigilant (v)
Hub 		defend (v)
Dor 		escort (v)
qop		arrest (v)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  (Juvenal, Satire VI)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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