[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: gheD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 18 08:06:20 PST 2022

Klingon word: 	gheD
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	prey
Source: 	KGT

QotDI' gheD tlhejbe' wamwI' 
The hunter does not lie down with the prey. (TKW)

gheDlIj DaHoHHa'pu' moratlh 'ej gheDDaj charghHa' molor 
Morath, you failed to kill your prey / So will Molor fail to conquer his (PB)

(msn.onstage.startrek.expert.Okrand 6/29/1997):  {DaHjaj} also behaves as a noun (as opposed to an adverbial element) in such noun-noun constructions as {DaHjaj gheD} "today prey" or "today's prey", a term often heard in Klingon restaurants with a meaning comparable to "catch of the day." 

(KGT 100ff.):  In some restaurants, the menu (HIDjolev) is posted (seldom are individual copies available), but in most, the patrons know the regular fare and ask about specials, including the {DaHjaj gheD} (literally, "today's prey"), a dish whose components depend on what animals the restaurant's hunters were able to bring in.

(Bill Willmerdinger < MO at BabelCon 2 [4/1997])  a {toQ} is an avian predator on the Homeworld whose closest Terran analog would be a bird of prey.

The {norgh} is a dangerous, shark-like sea predator. (cf. SAREK, the novel by A.C. Crispin for which Okrand provided a few words)

wamwI' 	hunter (n)
chon 		hunt (n)
tev 		prize (n)

wam 		hunt (v)
nej 		look for, seek, search for (v)
ghoch 		track [down] (v)
Sam  		locate; seek and find (v)
von 		trap, entrap, ngel attract, lure (v)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from recent qep’a’mey 
    or qepHommey. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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