S qan
kan ] / [ kan ]
Klingon letters:
kan
Handwritten:
kan

1. be old (not young)

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

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 101

Canon examples

SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be'.
There are no old warriors. (TKW p. 29)

qanchoHpa' qoH, Hegh qoH.
Fools die young. (TKW p. 117)

2. use the pinkie, little finger
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
Probably transitive (not confirmed)

Source

HolQeD vol. 10 issue 2, June 2001
view text of that issue

Canon examples

qI'empeqDaq jIqan.
literally: I point at K'mpec with my little finger;
idiomatically: (I think that) K'mpec is old. (HolQeD v10n2)

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Definition of {qan}
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Retrieved 03 Dec 2022

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Latest edit: 11 Mar 2022, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 22 Sep 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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