[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: che'
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Tue Mar 15 07:58:15 PDT 2022
Klingon word: che'
Part of speech: verb
Definition: rule, reign, run, preside
DaH che' ghawran. yejquv DevwI' moj ghawran 'e' wuqta' cho' 'oDwI'
Dapu'bogh janluq pIqarD HoD.
Gowron currently presides, named leader of the High Council by Captain
Jean-Luc Picard, who was acting as Arbiter of Succession. (S25)
qIb boche'meH qeylIS HoS bolo' 'ej SuvwI' vaSDaq boquvmoHlu'.
Control the Galaxy with the might of Kahless and be immortalized in the
Hall of Warriors. (MKE)
'etlh DoQDI' meQchu'pu' che'rupbogh
his promised kingdom will be ash by the time he claims the sword (PB)
che'taHvIS val qeylIS 'ej yoH
during Kahless's reign of wisdom and bravery (PB)
ghatlh dominate (v)
qum govern (v)
loH administer (v)
vu' manage (v)
ra' order, command (v)
Dev lead, guide (v)
tutlh be official (v)
cho' succeed (to authority) (v)
gheS assume duties of, take on responsibilities (v)
Sugh install [in office] (v)
Son relieve (v)
pIn boss (n)
HI'tuy dictator (n)
ngup authority, power, one in authority, one in power, one in charge (n., slang)
ngup'a' the Dominion (GN)
woQ authority, political power (n)
woQ'a' ultimate power (n)
“To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.” (Lucifer in Milton’s "Paradise Lost")
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.” (Voltaire)
Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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