S qaywI'
ká.'wiz ] / [ ká.'wiz ]
Klingon letters:
kaywiz
Handwritten:
kaywiz

middle finger

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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: qaywI'Du' (body parts)
This noun is made of the parts qay and wI'.

Source

HolQeD vol. 10 issue 2, June 2001
view text of that issue p. 7

More Information

nItlh refers to "finger" in general. These are the names for the fingers:
rIlwI' thumb, usually a child's thumb
SenwI' thumb, usually an adult's thumb
SIqwI' index, first, pointer finger
qaywI' middle finger
qewwI' ring finger
qanwI' pinky finger

Each verb that is base of the -wI' noun can be used in the meaning "use the ... finger". Some of the verbs have an additional meaning, e.g. pointing with the pinky at a person means that the speakers think the pointed person is old, based on the meaning of the verb qan be old.

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Definition of {qaywI'}
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Retrieved 07 Oct 2022

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Latest edit: 20 Oct 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 20 Oct 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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