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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Nov 5 07:26:01 PST 2019

Klingon word: HI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: dictator

romuluS HI' vImuS 
I detest the Romulan dictator. KGT

HI''a'  		tyrant (n) 

nItebHa' molor HI''a' 
    SuvvIpghach puj je 
    HarghmeH yeq chaH 
United to do battle together! 
    Against the tyrant Molor! 
    Against fear and against weakness!  (PB)

(KGT 8):  Klingon mythology holds that over 1,500 years ago, Kahless the Unforgettable actually created the Klingon Empire by overthrowing the tyrant Molor. … (despite Molor's unpopular rule…) 

HI'tuy  		dictatorship (n)
"The Klingons are a military dictatorship. War is their way of life." (Kirk, TOS "Errand of Mercy")


Klingon Lt. Korax described Kirk as "a tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood." (TOS "The Trouble with Tribbles")

voDleH 		emperor (n)
ta' 		emperor (n)
la'quv 		supreme commander (n)
Qang 		chancellor (n)
pIn 		boss (n)
pIn'a'  		master (n)

DevwI' 		leader (n)
qumwI' 		governor (n)
che'wI' 		ruler (n)
loHwI' 		magistrate (n)
vu'wI' 		manager (n)

woQ  		authority,  political  power (n)
woQ'a'  	ultimate power (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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