[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: HoSghaj

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 17 09:34:55 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	HoSghaj
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	be powerful
Source: 	TKD
[It's] Too potent! (i.e. Romulan Ale) (CK)

vay' DaghIjlaHchugh bIHoSghaj 
Fear is power.  (TKW 109)]

HoSghaj; mupwI' rur 
powerful as a hammer  (KGT)
 ["for a Klingon, a hammer is a symbol of power" (KGT 129)] 

vangmo' molor HoSghajchoHqu' qeylIS 'ej SuvqangmoHbej 
[translation not available] (PB)

molor HoSghaj woQ
   'el chaH 'e' lupoQ 
In the name 
   Of Molor the Mighty,   
   Demanding to get in.  (PB)

Mentioned in CK in the section on expressing opinions of Klingon sites.

N.B. one of the multi-syllabic (2 syllables) verbs.  (AFAIK there are only 4 such known, the other three being {ghIpDIj} court martial, {He'So'} stink, and  {nughI'} twist knuckle into someone's head.)

(KGT 5):  Some houses (that is, lineages) are more wealthy and powerful than others.

HoS  	be strong (v)

qu' 	be fierce; be great, wonderful, excellent, superlative, splendid (v. slang)
rach 	fortify, strengthen (v)
Dun 	be wonderful, great (v)
pov 	be excellent (v)
puj 	be weak (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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