S chav
cav ] / [ cav ]
Klingon letters:

1. achievement

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: chavmey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 82

2. achieve
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIchav. = I achieve something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 82
First used in TKW (see list)

Canon examples

batlhHa' vanglu'taHvIS quv chavbe'lu'.
One does not achieve honor while acting dishonorably. (TKW p. 55)

Hegh neH chav qoH.
A fool's only achievement is death. (TKW p. 115)

yay chavlu' 'e' bajnISlu'.
Victory must be earned. (TKW p. 125)

tlhIngan ngoQmey chavmeH HoH tlhInganpu'.
Klingons kill for their own purposes. (TKW p. 165)

noH QapmeH wo' Qaw'lu'chugh yay chavbe'lu' 'ej wo' choqmeH may' DoHlu'chugh lujbe'lu'.
Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory, and ending a battle to save an empire is no defeat. (TKW p. 211)

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

More Information

Objects of the verb chav can be: quv, Hegh, yay (and more of course)

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