[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yoD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 29 07:25:09 PST 2019

Klingon word: yoD
Part of speech: noun
Definition: shield

  yoDmey pe'ta' betleHmey Qob
     wa'logh mup betleH
     'ej 'uSDu' teqta'
  [translation unavailable]  (PB)

tuj yoD  	[heat shield]  (n) NASM

  lI'Ha' Duj 'ej chaq QeyHa' tuj yoD 'e' Qub Qu' vu'wI' yaH.  QeyHa'choHtaH tuj yoD 'e' 
  botmeH cholHa'meH 'eDSeHcha baH GLENN 'e' ra' 'ach 'eDSeHcha DaH vurbe' ghaH
  'e' ra' je.  [untranslated]  (NASM, "Mercury Friendship 7")

(KCD):  The Klingon word {botjan} refers to shields or protective force-fields on a ship. The hand-held shield associated with traditional hand-to-hand combat is called {yoD}. 

(KGT 67):  As protection against these various weapons, a warrior often carried a shield, or {yoD}, basically a large plate of metal ... (Although the Federation Standard word "shields" refers to both the old hand-held protective armor, and the force field protecting a vessel - the newer meaning clearly based on the older - in Klingon, there is no connection between the two. The force field on a ship is called {botjan}. 

mInyoD  	eyelid (n)
SIryoD  		body armor (n)
SIS yoD 	umbrella (n)

yoD  		shield (v)

(KGT 67):  The verb form of shield is also {yoD}, and to shield oneself is {yoD'egh} ... To shield a ship, one must activate the shields, or {botjan chu'}

Qan 		protect (v)
Hub 		defend (v)
toD 		rescue, save (v)
'av 		guard (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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