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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, September 18, 2015
> Klingon word: jejHa'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be dull, be blunt (of blades)[] 

'etlh QorghHa'lu'chugh ragh 'etlh nIvqu' 'ej jejHa'choH 
Even the best blade will rust and grow dull unless it is cared for. TKW

jejHa'; naH taj rur 
dull as a vegetable knife KGT

jejHa' pach 
The claw is dull. KGT

KGT 85:  When talking about the quality of a dish, one may say {jej pach} ("The claw is sharp"; that is, the food is pungent) ... {jejHa' pach} ("The claw is dull"; in other words, the food is bland, where {jejHa'} ["dull"] really means something like "de-sharpened").

KGT 126:  To say {jej pach} ("The claw is sharp") is to say that the food is pungent--that is, good. If the food is bland, one may say {jejHa' pach} ("The claw is dull").

See also {jej} "be sharp" (v):

moQDaq DuQwI'Hommey jej tu'lu' 
A brutally spiked pommel fastens the hilt together. SP2

leghlaHchu'be'chugh mIn lo'laHbe' taj jej 
A sharp knife is nothing without a sharp eye. TKW

qatlh jej taj 
Why is the knife sharp? KGT

jejjaj tajlIj 
May your knife be sharp. KGT

tajlIj jejjaj 
May your knife be sharp. (toast) KGT

jej; Daqtagh rur 
sharp as a d'k tahg. KGT

nuHmeyraj tIQorgh | watlh 'Iwraj 'e' lu'aghmo' nuHmey jej 
[Kahless spoke to them] about caring for their weapons, for
 they represent the purity of their blood. PB

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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