S pagh
pag ] / [ pag ]
Klingon letters:

1. nothing, none, no one

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 98
KGT, p. 222

Canon examples

meaning "nobody, no one":
lojmIt poSDaq Daq pagh.
No one eavesdrops at an open door. (PK)

qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh
Kahless the unforgettable (paq'batlh)

SanDaj SaH pagh.
[And] no one cared about its fate. (paq'batlh)

meaning "nothing":
Qu' buSHa'chugh SuvwI', batlhHa' vangchugh,qoj matlhHa'chugh, pagh ghaH SuvwI''e'.
If a warrior ignores duty, act dishonorably, or is disloyal, he is nothing. (TKW p. 139)

SoHvaD pagh vIjatlh, Human.
I have nothing to say to you, human. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

pa'vo' pagh leghlu'.
The room has no view. (CK)

SaqSubDaq pagh Qoylu'.
In the Saq'sub all is quiet (paq'batlh)

2. zero
word type: number, TKD chapter 5.2.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 99
First used in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (see list)

Canon examples

He pagh pagh pagh DoD cha' yInab.
Set a course to zero zero zero mark two. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

Dal pagh jagh.
No enemy is boring. (TKW p. 201)

Questions about this word

It is not sure if a noun following pagh is considered plural or singular, like in English "zero answers" or "I have no questions".
Note: If this problem has been solved already, please edit this file and add the answer.

Derived and related words

paghDIch zeroth
paghlogh zero times

3. or, either or (joining sentences)
The Klingon Wiki has an article
about the phrase "To be or not to be".
word type: conjunction, TKD chapter 5.3.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 55, 99

Canon examples

taH pagh taHbe'
To be or not to be. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

More Information

The no' Hol spelling for this word is pog'.
See more about ancient Klingon at the page → paq'batlh Ancient Klingon.


ghap either/or

See also

pagh - 1 wa' - 2 cha' - 3 wej - 4 loS - 5 vagh - 6 jav - 7 Soch - 8 chorgh - 9 Hut

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