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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 19 08:52:43 PDT 2019

Klingon word: nIHwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: thief

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

nIH  	steal (v)

You steal it. (KLS)

leng chaw'wIj nIHlu'ta' 
Someone stole my passport. (TNK)

le'yo'raj nIHlu'ta'mo' penoD jatlh qeylIS 
And Kahless spoke to them … about avenging their stolen pride (PB)

chay' 'etlh DoQ nuch 
   QongtaHbogh qup 'etlh nIH 
   vaj nIHpu' vaj nIHpu' vaj nIHpu' 
How does a coward claim a sword? 
   By taking it from his sleeping father. 
   So he did, so he did, so he did.   (PB)

HIja', 'ej jIHvo' nIHDI' jIbup. 
Yes, and when he stole from me I dumped (him). STID

DIvI' 'aH qutlh nIHlu'bogh 
Cheap stolen Federation goods (DSC "Will You Take My Hand?" [non-canon])
[sign in the Orion market on Kronos in pIqaD and Orion letters]

Hej 		rob (v)
   HejwI' 	   robber (n)
qor 		scavenge (v)
quch 		kidnap (v)

(KGT 153, re {Hur'Iq }):  the *Hur'q*, a race of humanoids from the Gamma Quadrant who developed a reputation as ruthless invaders who would attack other societies primarily for the purpose of robbery, stealing whatever they could and destroying the rest." 

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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