S quv
kuv ] / [ kuv ]
Klingon letters:
kuv
Handwritten:
kuv

1. honor

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.

Source

Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 184

Canon examples

tlhIngan quv DatIchDI' Seng yIghuH.
When you insult a Klingon's honor, prepare for trouble. (TKW p. 56)

quv Hutlh HoHbogh tlhIngan 'ach qabDaj 'angbe'bogh.
The Klingon who kills without showing his face has no honor. (TKW p. 59)

Derived and related words

quv bey' honor display

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

Source

Addendum of The Klingon Dictionary p. 184

Derived and related words

quvmoH honor
vutwI' quv head chef
ra'Duch quv isosceles triangle

Opposite

quvHa' be dishonored

More Information

  Regarding definition #1 – honor:
The difference between quv and batlh is that quv refers to a personal honor and batlh means "honor" in general:

Dr. Okrand has also differentiated them by saying that quv "is associated with reputation, dignity, and respect" and that batlh is "associated with integrity, rectitude, scruples, and principles."

  Regarding definition #2 – be honored:
The regular word for teacher is ghojmoHwI'. A teacher held in high esteem, of higher rank than other teachers in the same institution, could be ghojmoHwI' quv or ghojmoHwI' Han (v. "be learned, scholarly, erudite"). Probably the highest standing of all is a 'a'ghen, which can be translated as "master teacher" or "professor". (qepHom 2016)

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Definition of {quv}
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Latest edit: 16 Apr 2021, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 15 Feb 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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