[tlhIngan-Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: QIS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 6 07:36:45 PDT 2016

> Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, June 06, 2016
> Klingon word: QIS
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: wavy-bladed knife
> Source: KGT

AFAIK never used in canon.

KGT 62f.:  Some other knives are the wavy-bladed {QIS}, the slender-bladed {ghonDoq}, and the {tajtIq}, a knife with a particularly long blade that is used almost as if it were a sword. A knife that is relatively safe, both for user and intended victim, is the smaller {naH taj} (literally, "vegetable knife" or "fruit knife," a kind of knife used for training but also for cutting parts off of growing plants).

The *nisroh* is a kris-shaped ceremonial dagger used by merchants on Tilonus IV. Worf tried to train Riker as he would be judged by his prowess with the blade during his undercover operation on the planet. (TNG "Frame of Mind")

The wavy-bladed *kris* (also spelled *keris*, *krys*, etc.) is a traditional dagger known all over the South Eastern Asia (Indonesia, the Malay archipelago, etc.).  "I believe the curved weapon made from the tooth of a worm in the novel Dune is a *crys* knife, too." (Qov)

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