S Daj
daj ] / [ daj ]
Klingon letters:

1. be interesting

word type: verb used as adjective, TKD chapter 4.4.
Quality verbs are intransitive by nature.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 83

2. test inconclusively
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIDaj. = I test inconclusively something.


Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 181
First used in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (see list)

Canon examples

vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'.
Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, printed in TKW p. 104)


tob test conclusively, prove

3. his/her/its
word type: Type 4 noun suffix, TKD chapter 3.3.4.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 25, 162

More Information

This word resulted from an error in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. When the same phrase was used twice but with different subtitles, all of the words in that phrase got a new – second – meaning so that the grammar fits the translation. Read more about that sentence on the page ➞ Shooting space garbage...


original version:
vaj toDDujDaj ngeHbej DIvI'.
"That means the Federation will be sending a rescue ship of its own."

adapted version:
vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'.
"Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle."

The originally provided translation of that second phrase can be found in the ST5-notes.


jaD throw, hurl

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