S qul
kul ] / [ kul ]
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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This is a mass noun, so it has no plural.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 103

Canon examples

tujpa' qul pub SuvwI' 'Iw
A warrior's blood boils before the fire is hot. (TKW p. 32)

DopDaq qul yIchenmoH QobDI' ghu'
Set fire on the side when there is danger.
(replacement proverb from PK)

reH latlh qabDaq qul tuj law' Hoch tuj puS
The fire is always hotter on someone else's face.
(replacement proverb from PK)

Derived and related words

qulHom spark
qulHuD volcano
qul DIr fire skin
qul mI'wI' fire dancer
qul naj The Dream of the Fire
qul naQ match
qul ngeng lava sea in a volcano
qul tuq Hous of Fire (opera)
qul SuvwI' firefighter


fire is the opposite of cool

More Information

One common way of expressing lighting or starting a fire is with chenmoH: qul vIchenmoH "I light a fire." Another way to talk about igniting and extinguishing a fire is with vemmoH "wake up, cause to wake up" and QongmoH "put to sleep, cause to sleep." In the Klingon way of thinking, fire is sort of there all the time, but it's normally sleeping or dormant. Fire is pretty weird stuff. (Spontaneous combustion would also be described by making use of vem.)

(qepHom 2020)

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Latest edit: 18 Mar 2021, by KlingonTeacher
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