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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 30, 2015
> Klingon word: mupwI'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: hammer

  mupwI' yI'uchtaH 
  Keep holding the hammer! TKW

TKW 120:  the hammer is a symbol of power to Klingons

  HoSghaj; mupwI' rur 
  powerful as a hammer KGT

KGT 129:  for a Klingon, a hammer is a symbol of power. The phrase {HoSghaj; mupwI' rur} (powerful as a hammer) is based on this notion.

KGT 74f.:  The general term for a percussion instrument of any kind is {'In}.... Other members of this group of instruments are hit with a stick of some kind. The stick often resembles a small hammer; when it does, it is termed {mupwI'Hom} (literally, "small striker"). A plain stick is a {naQHom} (literally, "small cane" or "small staff"). To strike the instrument with a stick is to {moq} (beat) the instrument. 

mupwI'Hom  	mallet (for striking a musical instrument) (n)
Hut'In 		nail (n)
Hut'In vIl 	screw (n)
wIl 			spike (n)

mup  			impact, strike (v)
qIp 			hit (with hand, fist, implement) (v)
moq 			beat [with implement] (v)

Now we can translate the English {vIttlhegh}:

"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
mupwI' neH Daghajchugh, Hut'In rur Hoch.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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