[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ro'qegh'Iwchab

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jul 5 07:37:33 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Klingon word: ro'qegh'Iwchab
Part of speech: noun
Definition: rokeg blood pie
Source: ADD

ro'qegh'Iwchab HInob 
Give me the rokeg blood pie. (PK)
[The pronunciation of this phrase must be different in most dialects for Okrand says in PK that saying this demonstrates that you know the current dialect.]

qagh, ro'qegh'Iwchab, targh tIq Sop 'e' lungIl Humanpu' puS 
Few humans dare to eat gagh, rokeg blood pie, or heart of targ. (S21)

'ey ro'qegh'Iwchab, rap qagh 
the gagh is as delicious as the rokeg blood pie (HQ 13.1:8-9)

'ugh ro'qegh'Iwchab, nIb raHta' 
the racht is as heavy as the rokeg blood pie (HQ 13.1:8-9)

ro'qegh'Iwchab 'ey law' qagh 'ey law' 
the rokeg blood pie is as delicious as the gagh (HQ 13.1:8-9)

"A much-favored Klingon dish, difficult to prepare properly. There are many regional variations of this dish. The blood feud between the House of Rengath and the House of Dor began when warriors of each house claimed to have the better recipe." (KCD)

"Food apparently made from or with the blood of an animal, possibly a *rokeg*." (Keith R.A. DeCandido's 2001 novel "Diplomatic Implausibility")

The *dikus* (DayquS) plant is an important ingredient; the pie will turn out badly if that plant is overcooked. (KCD)

"It is a compliment to suggest that someone smells like rokeg blood pie not because the smell itself is good, but rather because the food carries with it positive associations." (KGT 86)

First seen in TNG "A Matter of Honor".

It was Worf's favorite dish as a boy and his adoptive mother Helena Rozhenko learned to make it (but his father said they “never learned to eat it!”). (TNG "Family")

Neelix made a blood pie for B'Ellana on the Day of Honor, when it is traditional to serve this dish. She didn't care for it, though she eventually forced herself to eat it. (VOY "Day of Honor").

'Iw  		blood (n)
chab 		pie, tart, dumpling (n)
'Iwchab 	blood pie (n)

*QeplaH  	a "hearty meat-filled dumpling" (n)
  - {mu' ru'} coined by Howard Wolowitz during a game of Klingon Boggle (The Big Bang Theory, "The Panty Pinata Polarization", 11/10/2008)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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