[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'IDnar pIn'a'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 16 06:29:54 PST 2018

Klingon word: 'IDnar pIn'a'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: wizard, sorcerer
Source: November 2016 email to Lieven

(Lieven < MO, 11/25/2016):  To conjure or to cast a spell, which is what wizards do, is {reS}.  So a wizard or sorcerer can also be called a {reSwI'}. A spell, in this sense, is {tlheH}. One can say either {tlheH reS} or just {reS} alone for "he/she casts a spell." Maltz wasn't sure if there is anything besides {tlheH} that can be the object of {reS}, since Maltz isn't a {'IDnar pIn'a'}, but maybe there is. <...>  The most common way to refer to a [stage] magician, like Kalibo, is {mIn yuqwI'} ... Another expression for [stage] magician is {'IDnar lIlwI'} ... perform [stage] magic (as Kalibo does) is {mIn yuq} or {'IDnar lIl}. 

'IDnar  		magic,  wizardry (n) 
lIl  		simulate,  impersonate (v)
yuq  		outwit,  outsmart (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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