[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: lInDab

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 12 07:44:55 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

Klingon word: lInDab
Part of speech: noun
Definition: espionage
Source: TKD

AFAIK never used in a sentence by Okrand.

(HQ 12.3:8):  ... a delegate to the Klingon Empire could well be described as a {Duy quv} "honored emissary", but if it turned out that he or she was a spy, the phrase {Duy HoQ} "falsely honored emissary" would be appropriate.

(MO to 'ISqu', 1/02/2012):  For double agent, Maltz liked the slang expression {jey'naS ghoqwI'} (literally, "double-headed ax spy"). He said the non-slang term {'o'wen} could also be used for "double agent," but its meaning is a bit broader -- it's used to refer to someone (or something) of ambiguous status. As Maltz put it, "You're not quite sure if it's this or that. You think it's one thing, and it may be, but it may be another." 

Klingon Special Occupation Order No. 4 requires that 200 local hostages be killed every two hours until a spy/saboteur is given up.  [TOS "Errand of Mercy"]

AYELBORNE:  What are you going to do with him, Commander?
KOR:                What is always done with spies and saboteurs. He will
                         be killed, after he has had first-hand experience of our
                         mind scanner.  [TOS "Errand of Mercy"]

ghoqwI' 		spy (n)
  - nIteb chegh molor ngIq ghoqwI' 
      One by one Molor's scouts return (PB)
  - ghoS ghoqwI' tam 'e' yItu' 
      See the spy creeping (PB)
  - jey'naS ghoqwI'  	double-agent (n)

ghoq 			spy (v)
Sorgh  			sabotage (v)
Daq 			eavesdrop (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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