[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chav

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 6 07:40:25 PST 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, March 06, 2023

Klingon word: chav
Part of speech: verb
Definition: achieve

I achieve. KLS

Hegh neH chav qoH 
A fool's only achievement is death. TKW

qaSDI' nenghep, qa' patlh chu' chav tlhIngan SuvwI' 
The Age of Ascension marks a new level of spiritual attainment by a Klingon warrior. S9

tlhIngan ngoQmey chavmeH HoH tlhInganpu' 
Klingons kill for their own purposes. TKW

ngoQvam luchavmeH ghawran maghpu' be'nI'pu' 
To this end, the sisters have acted against Gowron... in order to gain power. S26

SuvwI' qa' patlh veb chavlaHmeH tlhIngan lo'chu' chaH.  toDujDaj toblu' 
[They] use the devices [painstiks] to inflict pain in a manner which will allow the Klingon to attain a higher state of spirituality as a warrior, proving his mettle. S32 

Do patlh vItlhqu' chavta'. 
(NASM: Bell X-1)

chav  		achievement (n)

quv chav	"achieve honor" (phrase)

batlhHa' vanglu'taHvIS quv chavbe'lu' 
One does not achieve honor while acting dishonorably. TKW

yay chav 	"achieve victory" (phrase)

yay chavlu' 'e' bajnISlu' 
Victory must be earned. TKW

noH QapmeH wo' Qaw'lu'chugh yay chavbe'lu' 
"Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory" TKW 

qIbDaq Hoch Hovtay'mey bocharghchugh, yay bochav. 
Victory shall be yours if you conquer the systems within the Galaxy. MKE

ta' 		accomplish (v)
Qap 		succeed (v)
Suq 		acquire, obtain, get, gain (v)
tlha' 		chase, follow (v)

ta' 		deed, accomplishment  (n)
wanI' 		phenomenon, event, occurrence (n)
tuH 		adventure (n)

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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