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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, January 08, 2015
> Klingon word: HIch
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: handgun

  HIchDaj yIQotlh! 
  Disable his/her handgun! KGT

  nISwI' HIch Sen 
  fire the disruptor pistol. (HQ 10.2)

KGT 56:  A disruptor pistol or hand-held disruptor (and there are several models of these) is a {nISwI' HIch} ... The more general term {pu'}, phaser, may also apply to the Klingon disruptor, but it is used just as often to refer to the Romulan disruptor, Federation phaser, and other similar devices. Since the word is short, {pu'} is heard frequently--even more frequently than {nISwI'} - especially in the throes of combat, in such formations as {pu'HIch} ("phaser pistol")

N.B. {HIch} "pistol" has nothing to do with a {HIchDal} "airlock"!

beH 		rifle (n)
vI' 		sharpshooting, marksmanship, aim (n)
DoS 		target (n)

I've seen *{'ulHIch} used for "Taser, (electric) stun gun".

bach 		shoot (v)
puS 		sight (with gunsight) (v)
Qeq 		aim (a weapon) (v)

  yIQeqQo' neH. DoS yIqIp!
  Don't just aim; hit the target! TKW

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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