S puj
puj ] / [ puj ]
Klingon letters:

1. weakness

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about new words that appeared in paq'batlh.
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.


this usage appeared in paq'batlh

Canon examples

nItebHa' molor HI''a' SuvvIpghach puj je HarghmeH yeq chaH.
United to do battle together! Against fear and against weakness! (paq'batlh v1, p. 118-119)

2. be weak
word type: verb used as adjective, TKD chapter 4.4.
Quality verbs are intransitive by nature.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 100

Canon examples

HarghmeH yeq chaH / molor HI''a' luSuv / lughIjlu'be' 'ej pujHa' 'e' lu'aghmeH Suv
United to do battle together! Against the tyrant Molor! Against fear and against weakness! (paq'batlh v2)

Questions about this word

This word appears in cha'puj dilithium, but it is not said that it means the same thing here.
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Derived and related words

pujwI' weakling

More Information

Clarification: puj is still a valid noun. puj being a noun was not an error.

Someone noticed the fact that the original verse in the 1st edition of paq'batlh was our only source of the noun puj "weakness". The lines were revised because Dr. Okrand was dissatisfied with the interpretation the Klingon translation imposed on the English, which could be interpreted in other ways. A discussion with the editors clarified that the intended meaning of "battling against fear and weakness" is "battling to demonstrate that they're not fearful and weak", and the Klingon version was revised accordingly. The removal of the only example of puj as a noun was incidental.

[...] Some of these lines may have been our only examples of certain constructions or word usages, but I think it should be clear whether the lines were revised because they broke grammatical rules or contained errors, or whether (as in the case of puj) the edit was incidental to the noun/verb in consideration. — (Message to the mailing list of June 23,2022, by David Yonge-Mallo)


jup friend

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Latest edit: 23 Jun 2022, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 11 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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