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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, August 01, 2013
> Klingon word: jIr
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: rotate, twirl

MO said that {jIr} was intransitive at qepHom'a' 2011: 

  lugh {ghur vay'}, {vay' ghurmoHlu'}, {nup vay'}, {vay'
  nupmoHlu'} je 'e' maqbej MO. {jIr} rur {DIng} maq je 'ach
  rurchu' 'e' maqchu'be'. Sovchu'meH matlh'e' tlhobnISlaw'.
  [De'vID, 3/22/12]

Cf. {jIrmoH} "twirl bat'leth, cause bat'leth to rotate":

KGT 60:  To twirl or rotate the bat'leth is {jIrmoH} and to toss it from one hand to the other (the same word is used whether left to right or right to left) is {baQ}.

Related words:

DIng 		spin (v)
bav 		orbit (v)
tlhe' 	turn (v)

jaD 		throw around, hurl about (v)
yan 		wield, use or manipulate a sword (v)

Trek trivia:

"Adjust the axial stabilizers to match the attitude and rotation rate of the Enterprise." (Picard, TNG "Genesis")

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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