[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chIvo'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 1 07:37:12 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021

Klingon word: chIvo'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: total dishonor, absolute lack of honor
Source: Star Trek Into Darkness, qepHom 2013

potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba'. 'ej chIvo' neH chIw vum'e'. 
Because you care about honor. And this man has none. STID

(HQ 12.3:9):  Maltz mentioned one noun associated with these verbs, {DavHam}, which he defined simply as "false honor", but which really covers the same semantic ground as both {HoQ} and {Qaq} (but not really {mIl}).  {DavHam} is different from {quvHa'ghach} "dishonor" (noun) in that the latter does not imply seeming to be honorable or the appearance of honorability, but rather the lack of or loss of honor."

quvHa'ghach 	dishonor (n)
batlhHa'	dishonorably (adv)
qal 		be corrupt (v)

GARAK:  It's the honorable thing to do."
WORF:   You use that word, but you have no idea what it means.
GARAK:  Perhaps not, but you do.  [DS9 "In Purgatory's Shadow"]

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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