IPA: pel.'zaq ]


1. shell (of an egg) 2. coffin

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: pel'aQmey


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 88, 223

Canon examples

pel'aQDaj ghorpa'
before it breaks its shell
This idiom means something like "before it's too late" or "while there's still time."

pel'aQDaj ghorpa' qama' yIHoH
Before it breaks its shell, kill the prisoner (that is: Kill the prisoner now, while you've got a chance

(KGT p. 124)

More Information

As an expanded meaning of shell, the word pel'aQ can be used to mean "coffin". (qep'a' 2017)

Category: noun    

Latest edit: 06 Feb 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 06 Feb 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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