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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, March 24, 2015
> Klingon word: nuH bey'
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: Pride of Weapons
> Source: HQ (5:1 p20)

I.e. a ceremonial display of weapons. 

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

In the House of SepIch Rite of Ascension chamber, the {quv bey'} looks like the {nuH bey'} except that it contains two bat'leths and two d'k tahgs, as opposed to the {nuH bey'} which has one bat'leth, one {naQjej}, and a {ghob'etlh}. ("One of three weapons traditionally displayed on the {nuH bey'}." (KCD) 

A photo of what might be Worf's {nuH bey'} on the walls of his Enterprise-D quarters can be seen in TKW 124 (cf. TNG "Genesis", etc.). 

"Where are all your weapons? Don't you display your weapons?" (Trelane to Kirk, TOS "The Squire of Gothos")

Indeed, Mirror Kirk did have a display in his quarters on the ISS Enterprise of exotic knives on the wall over his desk. (TOS "Mirror, Mirror")

bey'  		ceremonial display (n)
quv bey' 		Honor Display (n) (KCD)

cha'  		show, display (picture) (v)
'agh  		show, demonstrate, display KGT (v)
'ang  		show, reveal (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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