tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Dec 19 12:06:35 2002

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Re: Klingon WOTD: SIQwI' (n)

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Thursday, December 19, 2002.
>Klingon word:   SIQwI'
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     celebrant, recipient
>Additional Notes:  KGT.

As used in canon:

   SIQwI' lu'oy'moHmeH juppu'Daj 'oy'naQmey lo' chaH
   The Painstik is employed by friends of the recipient... S32

Derived from the verb {SIQ} "endure, bear" (i.e. pain).  Cf. also {lopwI'} 
"initiate" (lit. "celebrant, one who celebrates"), which also refers to the 
person undergoing the Age of Ascension ritual {nentay}:

   poSDaq nIHDaq je QamtaHvIS SuvwI'pu', chaH jojDaq yItnIS lopwI'
   The initiate must pass through a gauntlet of warriors. S9

Voragh                            "Damage control is easy. Reading 
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons      hard!"         (Montgomery Scott to 
Kirk, STIV)

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