[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghegh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 14 07:30:49 PST 2020

Klingon word: ghegh
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be rough

tlhIngan yoH ghegh verengan yoH Hab 
tlhIngan yoH Hab verengan yoH ghegh 
The Klingon is braver than the Ferengi.  (slang)  KGT 

Non-canon by Seqram from The Klingon Hamlet (TKH):

    naDev qonwI' qab'e' Dalegh: 
    SeQpIr qab 'IHmoH QuchDaj ghegh 
    This figure, that thou seest here put, 
    It was for gentle Shakespeare cut 

(lit. "Shakespeare's rough forehead beautifies his face.")

tlher 		be lumpy (v)
vIl 		be ridgy [e.g. foreheads] (v)
taw'  		be ridgy,  embossed [i.e. not foreheads!] (v)
'ap  		be dented (v)
wer 		be creased, wrinkled (v)
wol 		be creased, folded (v)

Hab 		be smooth (v)
beQ 		be flat (v)

ghul 		bump (n)
Su'nIm 		raised profile, ridges, pattern (n)
retlaw 		dent, indentation (n)
Damu' 		crease (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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