[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pan

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 17 07:51:56 PST 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, February 17, 2017
> Klingon word: pan
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: spark, emit sparks
> Source: Email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion 
>         group on 22 August 2011

(ghunchu'wI', 8/22/2011):  As the duel between Kahless and Molor continues, the opera repeats a phrase several times: {pan qeylIS betleH 'ej jach molor 'etlh} "Kahless's batlh'etlh sparks and Molor's sword roars." I might not be remembering the lyrics exactly, so please don't take them as perfect canon.

ghunchu'wI' may have missed a word.  This line shows up in paq'batlh as:

qaStaHvIS wej rep 
  pan qeylIS betleH 
  'ej jach molor 'etlh HoS 

[translation unavailable]
{molor 'etlh HoS} "Molor's mighty/powerful sword"

PUN: flash in a pan?

HoS 		energy (n)
'ul  		electricity (n)

Huj 		charge (up) (v)
rIH 		energize (v)
tlhuD 	emit (energy, radiation) (v)
ngIng 	have a negative charge (v)
ruS 		have a positive charge (v)
wew 		glow (v)
wov 		be light/bright (v)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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