S 'uS
zus ] / [ zus ]
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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: 'uSDu' (body parts)


The Klingon Dictionary p. 117

Canon examples

DeS 'uS je
an arm and a leg (TKD p. 55)

DeS 'uS joq
an arm or a leg or both (TKD p. 55)

DeS 'uS ghap
either an arm or a leg (but not both) (TKD p. 55)

to'baj 'uS lughoDlu'bogh tIlaj.
Accept these stuffed tobbaj legs! (PK)

'uSDaj chop! chev!
Bite his/her leg off! (PK)

DaH bIHaw'laHtaHbe'
puj 'uSDu'lIj

Now, Morath
You can run no more,
Your legs are weak. (paq'batlh)

wa'logh mup betleH
'ej 'uSDu' teqta'

[bat'leths] Ripped open armor,
And cut off legs in a single stroke. (paq'batlh)

More Information

nev'ob refers to both the "thigh" and the "upper arm" (above the elbow). Similarly, reStav refers to both the "shin" and the "forearm." If it's necessary to make a distinction, precede these words with 'uS or DeS.

cha'neH, when used alone, means "forearm." But when preceded by 'uS, it means "lower part of the leg." You could also say DeS cha'neH for "forearm," but this would probably be used only in a context where you were talking about both the forearm and the lower leg and wanted to clarify which was which.

reStav is "shin," meaning the front of the lower leg. (I assume [the German word] "Schienbein" is "shin bone." reStav is more than just the bone. The only way Maltz was aware of for referring to the bone is reStav Hom.)

Do'ghI' is "calf," meaning the back of the lower leg ([the German word] "Wade," presumably).

(Marc Okrand to Lieven L. Litaer talking about Hamletmachine, November 2019)

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