S jIb
jib ] / [ jib ]
Klingon letters:
jib
Handwritten:
jib

1. hair (on head)

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: jIbDu' (body parts)

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 90

2. hang, execute by hanging, lynch
word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIjIb. = I hang, execute by hanging, lynch something.

Source

Hamletmachine

More Information

HuS is not used to mean "lynch" or "execute by hanging." That's a different word: jIb. (Maltz thought maybe an early form of torture or execution was hanging people by their hair, but he wasn't totally sure about this and may have just been reacting to the homophony.)

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

As this word appeared in a discussion about "hanging" things and people, the basic meaning of jIb is the "hang" part, not the common idea of lynching, which might include other ways of killing.

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Latest edit: 31 Mar 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 31 Mar 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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