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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 4 07:13:31 PST 2020

Klingon word: cheb'a'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: unit of weight approximately 45-46.4 pounds/20.4-21.05 kg/9-9.28 cheb

wejvatlh SochmaH vagh SaD cheb'a'mey ngI' Duj 
Mass: 8.7 KT. (BoP Poster)

(charghwI' interviews Okrand in HQ): Unit of weight equal to 9 times a {cheb} 

[Does anyone have the exact HolQeD reference, i.e. which issue?]

cheb  		cheb (n)

(st.klingon 10/22/1997):  A common unit of weight is {cheb}, which is around five pounds (2.25 kg or so).

Felix Malmenbeck recalculated the conversion :
(Felix, 7/26/2017): All in all, 1 {cheb} ≈ 2,34 kg seems a decent rule of thumb.

ngI' 		have a weight of, weigh (v)
‘ugh 		be heavy (weight)  (v)
tIS 		be light (weight) (v)

wa'lay 		mass (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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