[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: meQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Dec 30 07:57:30 PST 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, December 30, 2019

Klingon word: meQ
Part of speech: verb
Definition: burn

Ha'DIbaHmey meQ Sop 'e' tIv tera'nganpu' 
Terrans enjoy eating burnt animals. [sic! for 'e' lutIv tera'nganpu'] CK

meQtaHbogh qachDaq Suv qoH neH 
Only a fool fights in a burning house. TKW

to'waQ meQ vutwI' 
The cook burns the tendon. KGT

'o meQ qul!  'o meQ chal! 
(KCD, opening of qul tuq)

jIbDaj lumeQmoH qul bIQtIq qulHommey 
Sparks from the fire river caught his hair PB

qeylIS Qaw' 'e' nIDmeH yerDaj weH molor 'ej juH qachDaj meQmoH 
Molor did not destroy Kahless by burning his house or ravaging his lands PB

'etlh DoQDI' meQchu'pu' che'rupbogh 
his promised kingdom will be ash by the time he claims the sword PB

(KGT 93):  Another popular dish, {qul DIr} ("fire skin"), is made by soaking cut up pieces of animal skin, from whatever animal is available, in a strong liquor, then removing them from the solution and setting them afire just before serving. The dish is eaten quickly, while the pieces are still burning.

laQ 		to fire, energize [e.g. thrusters] (v)
mIQ 		fry, deep-fry (v)

qul 		fire (n)
qerjIq 		fireplace (n)
tIpqan 		ash, ashes (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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