S 'etlh
zex ] / [ zex ]
Klingon letters:
zex
Handwritten:
zex

sword, blade

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: 'etlhmey

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 116, + KGT p. 80, 231

Canon examples

wa' jaj 'etlh 'uchchoHlaH tlhIngan puqloD, jajvetlh loD nen moj.
The son of a Klingon is a man the day he can first hold a blade. (TKW p. 177)

'etlh QorghHa'lu'chugh ragh 'etlh nIvqu' 'ej jejHa'choH.
Even the best blade will rust and grow dull unless it is cared for. (TKW p. 101)

The noun appears as part of an idiomatic expression pumDI' 'etlh, meaning "at that time":
tagha' pawpu' meb 'ach pumDI' 'etlh Heghpu' qagh.
The guest finally arrived, but by then the gagh had died.
(Usenet message of November 05, 1999)

Derived and related words

ghop 'etlh hand sword

Similar sounding words

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Latest edit: 04 Nov 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 30 Oct 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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