[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chap

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Sep 10 08:28:18 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Klingon word: chap
Part of speech: noun
Definition: back (of hand)

molor qIpmeH wa' chap lo' qeylIS 'ej ghaHvo' yIt 
Kahless slaps Molor with the back of his hand, and walks away. (PB)

 (KGT 69):  To challenge one to a duel to the death, one hits one's adversary with the back of the hand ({chap}). If one is hitting someone for some other reason, such as simple enjoyment, one uses the fist ({ro'}).

(KGT 58):  The gloves did not have fingers. They were designed to protect the palm, back of the hand, and wrist, but to not interfere with the mobility of a warrior's fingers. Modern gloves ({poghmey}) generally adhere to this design.

DeS		arm (n)
cha'neH  	forearm (n)
ghop		hand (n)
ro' 		fist (n)
toch 		palm of hand (n)
nItlh		finger (n)

qIp  		hit (with hand, fist, implement) (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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