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Re: Klingon WOTD: bortaS (n)

>Klingon word:   bortaS
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     revenge
>TKW p. 121
>{bortaS nIvqu' 'oH bortaS'e'}
>Revenge is the best revenge.


   bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay'
   Revenge is a dish best served cold. TKD

Note too the common Klingon simile:

   bIr; bortaS rur
   cold as revenge (KGT)

The verb is {noD} "retaliate":

   batlh Heghlu'chugh noDnISbe' vay'
   An honorable death requires no vengeance. TKW

   cheQIHchugh manoDbe''a'?
   Wrong us, shall we not seek revenge? TKW

Voragh                            "All the meaning is in the context."
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons           (Ilya Kabakov, Russian artist)

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