Bloodwine is the name of a favored Klingon alcoholic drink. According to Memory Alpha, it seems that it has never been stated directly whther this drink really contains blood or not.(1) Klingons prefer to drink their bloodwine warm.

The klingon word for it is 'Iw HIq, which translates literally to "Blood liquor", but English, as well as German, translate it as Bloodwine.


Klingon English Literal translation Source
'Iw HIq yap tu'lu'be' Sufficient blood wine does not exist. Enough bloodwine is not found. qep'a' 21

The above mentioned secrecy proverb was the winning phrase during a contest at qep'a' 2014 created by Lawrence M. Schoen.

'Iw HIq yap tu' -lu' -be'
blood wine be sufficient find one not


Klingon English Source Meaning
latlh HIvje'Daq 'Iw HIq bIr yIqang Pour the cold bloodwine into another glass! KGT I don't believe you; maybe someone else will.

latlh HIvje' Daq 'Iw HIq bIr yI qang
other glas,cup into bloodwine be cold imp: you-it pour

See also

  • Klingon Wine (made of grapes) from California.
  • Anniversary Mug with recipes for bloodwine


1 : Bloodwine on Memory Alpha, retrieved on 24 June 2017


Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 26 Jun 2017, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 24 Jun 2017 by RejutkaLupex
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