[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tob

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Feb 4 07:19:26 PST 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, February 04, 2019

Klingon word: tob
Part of speech: verb
Definition: prove
Source: ADD

logh veQDaq bachchugh, yoH 'e' toblaHbe' SuvwI' 
Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle. (ST5 notes [line replaced])

SuvwI' qa' patlh veb chavlaHmeH tlhIngan lo'chu' chaH. toDujDaj toblu' 
[They] use the devices [painstiks] to inflict pain in a manner which will allow the 
Klingon to attain a higher state of spirituality as a warrior, proving his mettle. S32

(KGT 69):  One accepts a challenge ({qab 'ang} [literally, "shows face"]) in order to prove one's honor ({quv tob} [literally, "test honor conclusively") in a duel. 

  "You look for the battles in the wrong place. The true test of a warrior is not without - it is within." (Worf to Korris, TNG "Heart of Glory")

Daj 		test inconclusively (v)
chov 		assess, evaluate, test (v)
waH 		try out, test, use experimentally (v)
'ol 		verify (v)
woq 		confirm (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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