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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 27, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: SeDveq
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: barbed spearhead
> Source: KGT (226 KE, 257 EK)[] 

AFAIK never used ina sentence.

KGT 64:  A general term for spear is {naQjej}, but of course, there are specific types of spears. The {ghIntaq}, for example, is a battle spear, though it is also used ceremonially. The shaft of a spear is the {tIH}; the sharp tip or spearhead is the {Qin}. As might be expected, there are a great many different types of {QInmey} ... A plain spearhead, one that is simply a sharp point, is a {QIn pup} ("perfect spearhead"). A tip with multiple points is a {QIn vagh} ("spearhead number five"), though this is a bit odd because there may be any number of points and no other spearheads are named with numbers. A spearhead that is barbed is a {SeDveq}, a word with unknown etymological origins and otherwise unused.

Hmm... "a word with unknown etymological origins and otherwise unused".  Gotta be a pun there somewhere!


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Voragh
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