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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, September 18, 2014
> Klingon word: QIn vagh
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: spearhead with multiple points

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} (the plural form of {Qin}). 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.

HQ 12.2 p7:  "the sharp end of a spear is the {Qin} ... When shown a pencil, Maltz said that the sharp end could be called a {Qin}, but if the pencil were new and did not yet have a point, the ready-to-be-sharpened end would be a {megh'an} or {'er'In}.


chonnaq/naQjej 		hunting spear (n)
ghIntaq			battle spear (n)
tlhevjaQ & chetvI' 	spear-throwing device (n)
tIH 				spear shaft 

chuH 				throw [a spear] (v)

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