S jIrmoH
jir.'moh ] / [ jir.'moh ]
Klingon letters:

twirl bat'leth, cause bat'leth to rotate, crank

word type: verb, TKD chapter 4.
transitive verb: vay' vIjIrmoH. = I twirl bat'leth, cause bat'leth to rotate, crank something.
This verb is made of the parts jIr and moH.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 60, 217
"crank" added at qep'a' 2020

Derived and related words

tlhegh jIrmoHwI' windlass

More Information

This verb was defined in KGT in combination with weapons, but later examples have shown that it can also be applied to other things that are caused to rotate.

The verb jIrmoH "crank" can be used for turning a doorknob. If it's important to distinguish between the doorknob turning only to the point of the door opening as opposed to turning around several times, as with the combination lock on some safes, you can say things like wa'logh jIrmoH "turn once, crank once" or jIrmoHtaH "keep turning, keep cranking." When context is clear, jIrmoH alone is fine. But that's if it's a doorknob that you rotate. If the door-opening gizmo is the kind of handle that's shaped like an L, with one leg of the L sticking into the door and the other leg grabbed by your hand, you'd use ghuj or ghujmoH "pivot, swivel."

(qepHom 2020)

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