[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: qumwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 20 06:49:23 PDT 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, March 19, 2023

Klingon word: qumwI'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: governor

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

  "I am Kor, military governor of Organia." (Kor, TOS "Errand of Mercy"; cf. TKW 118 ill.) 

  “Bad enough to be a military governor, but to govern a population of sheep!” [Kor, TOS “Errand of Mercy”]

  “If the Klingon Empire has reverted to the old practices, they will occupy the Cardassian homeworld, execute all government officials, and install an imperial overseer to put down any further resistance.” (Worf to SiSko, DS9 “The Way of the Warrior, Pt. II”)

  In 2267 Klingon agent Krell was grooming Apella of the village people of Neural to be "a governor in the Klingon Empire". (TOS "A Private Little War") 

  General K'Vagh was the military governor of Qu'Vat Colony and in charge of the genetics research facility there. (ENT "Affliction" & "Divergence")

  Worf's father, Mogh, was governor of the Khitomer Outpost when it was attacked by Romulans. (TNG "Sins of the Father")

  The IKC Qu'Vat, carrying Governor Torak, rendezvoused with the Enterprise-D in 2369 at Relay Station 47. (TNG "Aquiel")

  In an alternate future, Worf is a governor of an obscure Klingon planet. (TNG "All Good Things...")

qum  		government (n)
qum  		govern (v)

pIn 		boss (n)
HI' 		dictator (n)
vu'wI' 		manager (n)
DevwI' 		leader (n)
loHwI' 		magistrate [lit. "administrator"] (n)

loH 		administration (n)
HI'tuy 		dictatorship (n)
woQ 		authority, political power (n)
tum 		agency (n)

che' 		rule (v)
ghatlh 		dominate (v)
vu' 		manage (v)
loH 		administer (v)

lu 		fall from power (v)
gheS 		assume duties of, take on responsibilities (v)
Sugh 		install [in office] (v)
cho' 		succeed [to authority] (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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