[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Qay'mol teSra'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jun 26 08:18:05 PDT 2019

Klingon word: Qay'mol teSra'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: puzzle piece (referring to a jigsaw puzzle)
Source: qepHom 2018

Qay'mol mey teSra'
Qay'mol mey Qay'mol teSra'
the (puzzle) piece fits (into) the puzzle  (qepHom 2018)

nelchu' Qay'mol teSra'
the puzzle piece fits perfectly  (qepHom 2018)

Qay'mol  	puzzle (n) 

(Lieven, qepHom 2018):  like a jigsaw puzzle or those metal hoops that need to be untangled or any puzzle that involves a physical object or objects that must be manipulated

(De'vID < MO, 1/22/2019):  When a piece of a jigsaw puzzle fits into the right spot, you can say: {Qay'mol mey (Qay'mol) teSra'} "the (puzzle) piece fits (into) the puzzle".  (In this context, you don't have to repeat {Qay'mol}, but it's fine if you do.)  Or {nelchu' Qay'mol teSra'} "the puzzle piece fits perfectly".  The first focuses on the interlocking of the pieces; the second focuses on the piece in question occupying the identically shaped space where it goes.

teSra'  		tile (n) 

(Lieven < MO, 12/02/2018):  {teSra'} is a piece of a puzzle or a Scrabble game and so on. 
The difference to the {'echletHom} is basically that a playing card is bendable while a
 {teSra'} is hard.

mey 		match, fit onto, interlock with, interlace with, mesh with (v)
majyang 	tile [i.e. construction or decorative] (n) 
ngajrun 	puzzle, riddle (n)
qID  		joke (n)
SIQab'el  	Scrabble (the game) (n)

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