S nev'ob
nev.'zob ] / [ nev.'zob ]
Klingon letters:
nevzob
Handwritten:
nevzob

thigh, upper arm

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: nev'obDu' (body parts)

Source

2019
Hamletmachine

Derived and related words

'uS nev'obDu'wIj jojDaq qo' vIboghmoHbogh vIvIQmoH.
I suffocate the world which I gave birth to, between my thighs. (Hamletmachine)

Pun

nev'ob read backwards is the Dutch word "boven" and means "up"

More Information

nev'ob refers to both the "thigh" and the "upper arm" (above the elbow). Similarly, reStav refers to both the "shin" and the "forearm." If it's necessary to make a distinction, precede these words with 'uS or DeS.

cha'neH, when used alone, means "forearm." But when preceded by 'uS, it means "lower part of the leg." You could also say DeS cha'neH for "forearm," but this would probably be used only in a context where you were talking about both the forearm and the lower leg and wanted to clarify which was which.

reStav is "shin," meaning the front of the lower leg. (I assume [the German word] "Schienbein" is "shin bone." reStav is more than just the bone. The only way Maltz was aware of for referring to the bone is reStav Hom.)

Do'ghI' is "calf," meaning the back of the lower leg ([the German word] "Wade," presumably).

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

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Latest edit: 12 Nov 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 30 Mar 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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