S chem
cem ] / [ cem ]
Klingon letters:
cem
Handwritten:
cem

1. [field] [?]

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: chemmey

Source

This word does not appear as such in canon. It is derived from another word. It's part of many other words translated as "field".

Derived and related words

ghe'chem terraforming field
HoSchem energy field
peQ chem magnetic field
pIvchem warp field
Surchem force field
tlhamchem gravitational field

2. prank
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIchem. = I prank something.

Source

qep'a' 2020
See new words released at qep'a' 27
The request for this word was: "play a practical joke or mischievious trick (on)"  [note]

Pun

Maybe Okrand want to prank us by not telling the noun {chem}?

More Information

The difference between chem (prank) and *toj (deceive, trick) can be seen from the original request. (qep'a' 2020 Q&A)

Although not said explicitely, it seems like chem is related to pranking for fun or joking while toj includes intentional deception connected with aggression, but not only.

Backwards

mech trade

Similar sounding words

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Definition of {chem}
from the Klingon Language Wiki:
https://klingon.wiki/Word/Chem
Retrieved 28 Jan 2023

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Latest edit: 23 Feb 2022, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 30 Jul 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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