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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon word: pe'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: cut

  ghop luQan tajHommey. pe'laH je 
  [the blades] providing both a hand guard and another set
   of cutting edges. SP2

KGT 97:  If the food must be cut up before cooking or eating, a knife (taj) is used, though, as noted earlier, the knives used for this purpose are different from those used as weapons. Food-preparation knives, of which there are many types, come in different sizes and shapes for different cutting tasks. For example, a warjun is a large, extremely sharp, square-bladed chopping implement... For finer work (such as making the slits in limbs needed to extract veins), a small SIjwI' (literally, slitter) is commonly employed. A general, all-purpose knife that seems to be able to cut through practically anything is a 'aqnaw.

KGT 84:  A larger animal may be sliced into pieces or a section of a plant may be broken off. This food is often described as Soj tlhol ('raw, unprocessed food'), as opposed to Soj vutlu'pu'bogh ('food that somebody has prepared').

pe'meH taj  		cutting knife KGT
cha''etlh pe'wI'  	scissors TNK
pe''egh  			keep score KGT (lit. "cut oneself")

  potlhbe'chugh yay qatlh pe''eghlu'? 
  If winning is not important, then why keep score? TKW

TKW 135:  It comes from an old Klingon habit of keeping track of accomplishments by making small cuts on one's skin, usually on the face, as a tally.

SIj 		slit (v)
DuQ 		stab (v)
chIp 		cut, trim (hair) (v)
poDmoH 	clip (v)

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