S neb
neb ] / [ neb ]
Klingon letters:
neb
Handwritten:
neb

1. beak, bill

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: nebDu' (body parts)

Source

HolQeD vol. 10 issue 4, December 2001
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2. nozzle
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: nebmey

Source

qep'a' 2016
See new words released at qep'a' 23

More Information

The plural form of neb with -mey is an exception to the common rule that metaphorically used body parts retain their body part suffix -Du'. In the case of neb in the sense of "nozzle" the word has become lexicalized as such using the suffix -mey. (This is one of those because-it-is situations.)

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Definition of {neb}
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Retrieved 05 Oct 2022

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Latest edit: 06 May 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 06 Feb 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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