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Re: Klingon WOTD: Separ (noun)

De'vID (de.vid.jonpin@gmail.com)



Steven Boozer wrote:
>> This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
>>
>> Klingon word:   Separ
>> Part of Speech: noun
>> Definition:     type of gemstone
> 
> Used in canon:
> 
>    let mInDu'Daj; Separmey rur
>    Her eyes are hard; they resemble separ
>    [i.e. Her eyes are as hard as separ-stones.] KGT
> 
>  From DS9 "Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places".
> 
> Pun:  "sapphire"?

This may just be a coincidence, but the Persian word for "shield" is 
"separ".

For an example of a Persian "separ", see, e.g., Figure 20 on the 
following page:
http://www.arms-and-armor-from-iran.de/b04_5_gallery_ancient.html

let "separ" 'ej naghboch rur.

-- 
De'vID





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