S qeylIS
ké.lis ] / [ ké.lis ]
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about Kahless.
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This word is a name so does not have a plural form.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 224

Canon examples

qeylIS'e' lIjlaHbe'bogh vay'
Kahless, the unforgettable (SB #8)

qeylIS mInDu'
eyes of Kahless (a game) (KCD)

Expanded examples

ghIq chalDaq HovDaq SIq qeylIS 'ej jatlh pa' DaqHomvetlh wovDaq HInej
Then Kahless pointed to a star in the sky and said, "Look for me there... on that point of light".
(Phrase written in pIqaD on the sarcophagus plinth in ep. 1.01 of Star Trek: Discovery.)

Derived and related words

qeylIS betleH Kahless' Bat'leth

More Information

The title "Kahless the Unforgettable" was translated as qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh in the paq'batlh and qeylIS'e' lIjlaHbe'bogh vay' in the SkyBox cards.

Marc Okrand explained it this way:
Both are correct. The version in the paq'batlh is older. Traditionally, the phrase lIjlaHbogh pagh is applied to Kahless only, while the newer lIjlaHbe'bogh vay' may be applied to Kahless and other leaders/heroes as well. It would be a sign of extreme arrogance or disrespect to use the pagh version for anyone other than Kahless.

(through David Yonge-Mallo, message to the mailing list of 10/10/2021)

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Latest edit: 10 Oct 2021, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 14 Dec 2017, by KlingonTeacher

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