[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DavHam

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 9 07:15:08 PST 2019

Klingon word: DavHam
Part of speech: noun
Definition: false honor
Source: HQ (12:3 p9)

(HQ 12.3:9):  Maltz mentioned one noun associated with these verbs, {DavHam}, which he defined simply as false honor, but which really covers the same semantic ground as both {HoQ} and {Qaq} (but not really {mIl}).  {DavHam} is different from {quvHa'ghach} "dishonor" (noun) in that the latter does not imply seeming to be honorable or the appearance of honorability, but rather the lack of or loss of honor.

batlh		[general] honor (n)
quv		[personal] honor (n)
quvHa'ghach 	dishonor (n)

quv 		be honored, be honorable (v)
HoQ  		be honored falsely,  be falsely honorable (v)
Qaq 		behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner (v)
mIl 		be formerly honored (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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