S ghuS
gus ] / [ gus ]
Klingon letters:

1. be prepared, ready (to launch)

word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIghuS. = I be prepared, ready (to launch) something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 87
First used in Star Trek - The Motion Picture (see list)

Canon examples

cha yIghuS! So'Ha'!
Stand by on torpedoes! Uncloak!
(Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

yISo'Ha'rup, yIghuS.
Stand by to de-cloak for firing.
(Klaa in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

2. lower (spear) to horizontal attack
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIghuS. = I lower (spear) to horizontal attack something.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 64, 215

More Information

This word is part of one of the six phrases that were created by James Doohan for Star Trek - The Motion Picture. The Klingon spelling was later adapted by Marc Okrand.
# dialogue subtitle
1. wIy cha' Tactical...
2. HaSta Visual...
3. cha yIghuS Tactical, stand by on torpedoes.
4. 'eH Ready...
5. SSS... baH Fire!
6. juntaH Evasive!

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