S meH
meh ] / [ meh ]
Klingon letters:

1. bridge (of a ship)

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: meHmey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 94
First used in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (see list)

Canon examples

meH, naDev qaS wanI' ramqu'.
Bridge, nothing happening here. (Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

loSmaH jav vI' Soch loS 'uj 'ab meH
Bridge Height: 16.28 M (BoP)

2. for (purpose-clause marker)
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about purpose nouns.
word type: Type 9 verb suffix, TKD chapter 4.2.9.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 44, 64-65, 164

Canon examples

ja'chuqmeH rojHom neH jaghla'.
The enemy commander wishes a truce (in order) to confer. (TKD p. 64)

Here the purpose clause is ja'chuqmeH modifying the noun rojHom.

jagh luHoHmeH jagh lunejtaH.
They are searching for the enemy in order to kill him/her.
literally: In order to kill the enemy, they are searching for the enemy. (TKD p. 65)

Here the purpose clause is jagh luHoHmeH.

Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam.
This day is good in order to die. (KGT BC)

Dochvetlh DIlmeH Huch 'ar DaneH?
How much do you want for that? (TKD p. 171)

More Information

When a verb+meH is combined with a noun, it is treated like a noun and is very often translated as one word into English. These are called "purpose nouns" or "purpose clause nouns", although this term was not used in TKD. See ➞ Purpose clause nouns for details and a list of known words.


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