qolqoS - core

The word qolqoS means "core, essence" and was revealed at qep'a' 2007.

Definition

In a message of 02 August 2007, Robyn Stewart wrote to the mailing list:
'anghalvaD, qaSpa' qep'a' mu' ghovbe'bogh 'anghal lo' Okrand. qolqoS 'oH. qep'a'Daq nuq 'oS?, ghel 'anghal. "When I told you that it would be a small qep'a', you wrote that that was okay, at least the qolqoS would be there. It seems to mean 'fanatical core'." jangchu'be' Okrand, jatlh, "Perhaps not necessarily fanatical".

Translation:
Before the qep'a' started, Okrand used a word which Lawrence did not recognize. It was qolqoS. At the qep'a', Lawrence asked "What does it mean? When I told you that it would be a small qep'a', you wrote that that was okay, at least the qolqoS would be there. It seems to mean 'fanatical core'." Okrand did not answer, but said "Perhaps not necessarily fanatical".

One day later, Alan Anderson added a phrase:
QIjtaHqu' ghaH. latlh mughmeH mu' chup: "essence"

Translation:
He kept explaining and suggested another translation: "essence"

A good summary for a definition may be:
qolqoS (n.) - core (not necessarily fanatical), essence

A quick view into Webster's.com shows that "essence" is a synonym of "core". Since Okrand was talking about the core of Klingon speakers / of the KLI, one can be very sure that is the essence of something, and we can be "mostly" sure that it is not the core of an apple or a magnetic core, but that may be changed one day.

Pun

The pun behind the word is the name of the actor John Colicos, who played the Klingon Kor (rhyming with "core").

See also

  • puns in Klingon words

References

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 14 Sep 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 14 Sep 2015 by KlingonTeacher



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