S Hoch
hoc ] / [ hoc ]
Klingon letters:

everyone, all, everything

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 88

Canon examples

Hoch vor Dargh wIb
Sour tea cures everything (PK)

Hoch DaSopbe'chugh batlh bIHeghbe'.
Eat everything or you will die without honor. (PK)

may' ngeb tIv Hoch.
Everyone enjoys a mock battle. (CK)

QI'tomerDaq Heghpu' Hoch.
No one survived Khitomer ("Everyone died at Khitomer") (TKW)

wo' toy'taHvIS Hegh 'e' tul Hoch tlhIngan
To die while serving the Empire is the hope of every Klingon. (TKW p. 74)

rut yIHmey ghom Hoch.
Everyone encounters tribbles occasionally. (TKW)

HochvaD pung Hutlh qul.
Flames have no mercy for anyone. (paq'batlh)

la' jaq law' Hoch jaq puS.
The commander is boldest of all. (TKD)

Hoch jaghpu'Daj HoHbogh SuvwI' yIvup.
Pity the warrior who slays all his foes. (KGT p. 107)

More Information

The word Hoch can be combined with the appropriate suffixes and change their meaning depending on their relative ordering. The word HochHom is translated as "most, greater part".


Klingon Translation Analysis Source
HochHom most noun + diminutive suffix KGT p. 216
HochDIch the "allth" noun + ordinal suffix KGT p. 177
Hochlogh always, each times noun + cardinal suffix KGT p. 178

Basic rules

  • If the noun following Hoch is plural, then the translation is "all the...".
  • If the noun following Hoch is singular, it is translated as "each ...". (HolQeD, 5.2, p. 11)
  • Hoch is used to form a superlative and fills the slot of the "largest" quality, i.e. in the pattern A Q law' Hoch Q puS.

Examples explained

wo' toy'taHvIS Hegh 'e' tul Hoch tlhIngan To die while serving the Empire is the hope of every Klingon. (TKW p. 74)

In the above sentence, "every" is the translation to show that it's not about all Klingons as a group, but "every" individual person. If one were to talk about "all the Klingons", considering the race, then Hoch tlhInganpu' would be the best way.


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See also

'op some
ngIq each one

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