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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon May 13 07:38:26 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, May 11, 2019

Klingon word: jIvvo'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: criminal, villain, malefactor
Source: Star Trek Into Darkness, qepHom 2013

  ghach jIvvo' naH.  DaH pIghvamDaq So''eghtaH.
  There is a criminal hiding in these ruins. STID 

(Lieven, 11/11/2013):  This word is similar to {HeSwI'} "criminal".  {HeSwI'} is used to refer to someone who breaks a law; {jIvvo'} connotes, in addition, being evil.

(Lieven, 5/07/2014):   The English subtitles were first planned using the word "terrorist", the German subtitles even use it.

  "James T. Kirk — renegade and terrorist!" (Klingon ambassador Kamarag, ST4)

mIgh 		be evil (v)
HIgh 		fight dirty (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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