[tlhIngan Hol] expressing goddess

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Apr 15 10:59:11 PDT 2021

Another example:  *primus pilus* ("first spear") was the senior centurion of the first cohort in a Roman legion.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primus_pilus

Okay, I’m done now.


From:  Voragh
Using the name of a weapon to refer to a person is not unknown, although the only ones in English I can think of right now are “gunsel” (a criminal carrying a gun) and “hired gun” (a hit man or, more broadly, anyone hired for a specific and often ethically dubious job).

From: De'vID
In the glossary to K.R.A. DeCandido's "A Burning House", on p.393, it says:

"{ghIntaq}. A type of spear with a wooden haft and a curved, two-bladed metal point. Also the name given to a person who serves as a close and trusted adviser to a House. It is possible that the latter usage evolved from the first, with the adviser being analogized to a House head's trusted weapon. Sometimes Anglicized as gin'tak. [Spear first seen in "Birthright Part 2" (TNG); adviser first referenced in "Firstborn" (TNG).]"

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