tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat May 11 08:15:25 2002

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Klingon WOTD: DaSpu' (n)

This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, May 11, 2002.

Klingon word:   DaSpu'
Part of Speech: noun
Definition:     boot spike

Additional Notes:
KGT p. 58.  On the toe of each high boot, likewise made of animal hide, was a clawlike spike called a {pu'}.  The word {pu'} now means "phaser," and the newer meaning probably developed from the older "spike" because of the lightning speed with which one delivered a blow iwth the sharp {pu'}.  In contemporary Klingon, the spike on the toe of a boot is always caled a {DaSpu'}, never {pu'} alone.
The Klingon Word Of The Day is brought to you by Holtej (  Please contact me with additions, corrections or comments.

--Holtej 'utlh
tlhIngan Hol Mailing List FAQ

Back to archive top level