[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: SeDveq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Oct 22 09:02:11 PDT 2018


Klingon word: SeDveq
Part of speech: noun
Definition: barbed spearhead
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(KGT 64):  A general term for spear is {naQjej}, but of course, there are specific types of spears. The {ghIntaq}, for example, is a battle spear, though it is also used ceremonially. The shaft of a spear is the {tIH}; the sharp tip or spearhead is the {QIn}. As might be expected, there are a great many different types of {QInmey} ... A plain spearhead, one that is simply a sharp point, is a {QIn pup} ("perfect spearhead"). A tip with multiple points is a {QIn vagh} ("spearhead number five"), though this is a bit odd because there may be any number of points and no other spearheads are named with numbers. A spearhead that is barbed is a {SeDveq}, a word with unknown etymological origins and otherwise unused.

Hmm... "a word with unknown etymological origins and otherwise unused" just sets off all sorts of red flags.  If it's a pun, I can't figure it out.  Any ideas?

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Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons





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