[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Sev

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 3 11:54:19 PST 2019

Agreed, although we’re told that Sev is a “militaristic act”:

(KGT 48):  Common militaristic acts also have associated terminology, both verbs (DoHmoH, drive back; Hub, defend; yot, invade; weH, raid [same as yot, really, but with the added connotation of surprise or speed]; HIv, attack, assault; Sev, contain; HeD, retreat, withdraw) and nouns (yot, invasion, raid, incursion; Hub, defense).

For contain (have inside) there is ngaS.  See also Dech surround, qat wrap, encase and wegh confine.


From: De'vID
On Thu, Jan 3, 2019, 18:55 Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
Klingon word: Sev
Part of speech: noun
Definition: bandage

N.B. Do not confuse with the verb {Sev} "contain (an enemy)".

Surely they're related. To merely contain an enemy (as opposed to eliminating them or getting them to surrender) is a temporary solution to a problem, just like a bandage.

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