[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pel'aQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 25 06:33:20 PST 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, November 24, 2019

Klingon word: pel'aQ
Part of speech: noun
Definition: coffin
Source: qep'a' 24 [2017]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.


  Klingon warriors consider the corpse to be only an "empty shell" once the spirit has departed the body, to be disposed of accordingly. (TNG "Heart of Glory")

(Lieven, 1/02/2018):  I just re-watched episode 2 of Discovery, and indeed, T'kuvma explained why they recovered their dead warriors:  He explains that when a warrior dies while sleeping, he is just flesh and bones, but a warrior who dies in battle deserves his final honorable treatment.

  "… finding the shroud of Kahless made those explorers a part of their history.” (Janeway, VOY “One Small Step”)

pel'aQ  		shell (of an egg) (n)

nev’aQ 		sarcophagus [simple] (n)
nebeylI’ 	sarcophagus [fancy] (n)

Heghpu'wI' 	dead (person) (n)
lom 		corpse (n)
jItuj'ep 		mummy (n)
yInbogh lom 	zombie (n)
'Iw remwI' 	vampire (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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