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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DavHam

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, December 05, 2014
> Klingon word: DavHam
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: false honor
> Source: HQ (12:3 p9)

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

HQ 12.3:  Maltz mentioned one noun associated with these verbs, {DavHam}, which he defined simply as "false honor", but which really covers the same semantic ground as both {HoQ} ["be honored falsely, be falsely honorable"] and {Qaq} ["behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner"] (but not really {mIl} ["be formerly honored"]). {DavHam} is different from {quvHa'ghach} "dishonor" (noun) in that the latter does not imply seeming to be honorable or the appearance of honorability, but rather the lack of or loss of honor.
quv		honor (n) [i.e. personal]
batlh 	honor (n) [i.e. in general]

quv 		be honored (v)
Deq 		be erstwhile, former, prior, ex- (v)

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