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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, April 08, 2015
> Klingon word: jIrmoH
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: twirl *bat'leth*, cause *bat'leth* to rotate
> Source: KGT

KGT 60:  There is an extensive vocabulary for the moves associated with bat'leth use. To thrust or lunge toward one's opponent, for example, is {jop}... 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}.

N.B. the causative of {jIr} "rotate, twirl".  Not known whether {jIrmoH} is specialized jargon limited to bat'leths only (cf. for example {chuH} "throw/hurl (a spear) at").  


yan 		wield, use or manipulate a sword (v)

jaD 		throw around, hurl about (V)
jIr  		rotate, twirl (v)
DIng 		spin (v)
tlhe' 	turn (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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