[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HIch

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 12 08:46:33 PDT 2020

Klingon word: HIch
Part of speech: noun
Definition: handgun

HIchDaj yIQotlh! 
Disable his/her handgun!  (KGT)

nISwI' HIch Sen 
fire the disruptor pistol. (HQ 10.2)

(KGT 56):  A disruptor pistol or hand-held disruptor (and there are several models of these) is a {nISwI' HIch} ...  The more general term {pu'}, phaser, may also apply to the Klingon disruptor, but it is used just as often to refer to the Romulan disruptor, Federation phaser, and other similar devices.  Since the word is short, {pu'} is heard frequently--even more frequently than {nISwI'} -- especially in the throes of combat, in such formations as {pu'HIch} (phaser pistol)

beH 		rifle (n)
DoS 		target (n)
vI' 		sharpshooting, marksmanship, aim (n)

Qeq 		aim (a weapon) (v)
puS 		sight (with gunsight) (v)
bach 		shoot (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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