S puS
pus ] / [ pus ]
Klingon letters:

1. sight (with gunsight)

word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIpuS. = I sight (with gunsight) something.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 101
First used in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (see list)

Canon examples

DoS wIpuStaH
We have a target in sight. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

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


The Klingon Dictionary p. 101

Canon examples

As an adjective:
pIpyuS pach DaSop DaneHchugh pIpyuS puS DaghornIS
If you want to eat pipius claw, you'll have to break a few pipiuses. (TKW p. 185)

qagh, ro'qegh'Iwchab, targh tIq Sop 'e' lungIl Humanpu' puS.
Few humans dare to eat gagh, rokeg blood pie, or heart of targ. (SB #21)

veymey puS neH chenmoHlu'pu'
Limited Edition (MKE)

As part of the law'/puS construction:
tlhutlhmeH HIq ngeb qaq law' bIQ qaq puS.
Drinking fake ale is better than drinking water. (TKW p. 35)


law' be many

More Information

  Regarding definition #2 – be few, be several, be a handful:
The exact definition of this verb is confusing for some people, since it is not all straightforward. puS can mean "few" as in the opposite of "many", as in the example "Few humans dare to eat gagh", but it can also be used in the positive sense of being several, i.e. more than one, as in the example "break a few pipiuses". The exact definition is not linked to a number, so "handful" should not be taken literally. The limited Monopoly edition was limited to 1,701 items, surely more than a handful.


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See also

'op some

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