beH

IPA: beh ] Phoneticbeh ]

pIqaDbeh

1. rifle

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about Klingon weapons.
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: beHmey

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 80

Canon examples

nISwI' HIch motlh HoS Hal qengwI' naQ tIq je lurarlu'bogh 'oH tlhIngan nISwI' beH'e'.
The Klingon disruptor rifle is a standard hand held disruptor, attached to an extended power supply stock. (S14)

Derived and related words

nISwI' beH disruptor rifle
pu'beH phaser rifle

2. ready, set up (referring to devices)
word type: Type 3 verb suffix, TKD chapter 4.2.3.

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 36, 164
First used in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (see list)

Canon examples

HablI': Su', labbeH
Ready to transmit. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

More Information

A disruptor rifle (likewise with several models) is a nISwI' beH [...] The more general term pu', "phaser", may also apply to the Klingon disruptor, but it is used just as often to refer to the Romulan disruptor, Federation phaser, and other similar devices. Since the word is short, pu' is heard frequently — even more frequently than nISwI' — especially in the throes of combat, in such formations as pu'HIch (phaser pistol), pu'beH (phaser rifle)... The verb used for shoot when referring to disruptors is bach. (KGT, p. 56)

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Latest edit: 28 Sep 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 03 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher



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