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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015
> Klingon word: jornub
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: warhead (of a torpedo)
> Source: KGT:K-E

Spelled {jorneb} in the KGT text (p. 57) and the E-K section of the KGT glossary, but {jornub} in the K-E glossary.

KGT 56:  The warhead of the torpedo is called its {jorneb} (which seems to contain the verb {jor} ["explode"] but is otherwise not analyzable).

Qes (6/27/07):  In HolQeD 10:4, pp. 4-5, where we are given vocabulary connected with birds, we are given the noun {neb} "beak, bill of a bird"; I find the idea of a torpedo or missile as a bird of prey diving at its target beak-first to be a rather apposite metaphor.


The Ekosians fired an unmanned reaction-powered probe with a thermonuclear warhead at the Enterprise. (TOS "Patterns of Force")

A malfunctioning suborbital U.S. thermonuclear warhead was exploded 104 miles above Earth's Eurasian land mass in 1968. (TOS "Assignment: Earth")

Use {ghuS} "be prepared to launch or project (something)" for "arm" a warhead?

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