S Ho'
hoz ] / [ hoz ]
Klingon letters:

1. tooth

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Ho'Du' (body parts)


The Klingon Dictionary p. 89

Derived and related words

Ho' 'oy' toothache
Ho' teywI' tooth brush
Ho'Du' Say'moHwI' tlhagh tooth paste

2. cog tooth, procket tooth
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Ho'Du' (body parts)


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Derived and related words

Ho' rutlh cogwheel, sprocket wheel
jIb Ho'Du' comb
Ho' 'etlh serrated knife

3. idol, someone worthy of emulation, something deserving of respect (slang)
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3. , slang usage, KGT, chapter 5.2.

plural: Ho'Du' (body parts)


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 152, 216

Canon examples

Ho' SoH
You are an idol; You are someone worthy of emulation
(literally: "You are a tooth")

Ho' ghaH HoD'e'
The captain is an idol.
(literally: "The captain is a tooth"

Ho'wIj my idol
Ho'Du' idols (pl.)
(all from KGT p. 152)

4. admire
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIHo'. = I admire something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 89
First used in TKW (see list)

Canon examples

butlh ghajbogh nuv'e' yIHo'
Admire the person with dirt under his fingernails. (TKW p. 142)

HoD Ho'lu'
The captain is admired. (KGT p. 153)

More Information

Even when used to refer to a "cog tooth" (not a body part or a person) or an "idol" (a being capable of using language) this word still takes the "body part" suffixes such as -Du' and -wIj.

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