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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Yi Mor View Post
    Like Palestine/Israel?
    I think that might be a closer model, yes. Two politically-autonomous groups squabbling over who has the better right to jurisdiction over a particular territory. Or, perhaps more akin to Mexico attacking Texas to reclaim its former territory. Hardly a case that could legitimately be described as Mexico putting down an insurrection, and the Texans would certainly not describe their resistance as a war of independence.

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    Sylvari notes/observations.

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    so the claw is an ungue. Now what exactly is an ungue? It has no known weapon definition in any language I could find. In latin it is a balm or salve.

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    Discussing the observations/notes above.

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    so the claw is an ungue. Now what exactly is an ungue? It has no known weapon definition in any language I could find. In latin it is a balm or salve.
    Ungues > ungulas (French ongle, Italian unghia, Spanish uņa, Portuguese unha, Galician both uņa and unlla, Romanian unghie, Catalan ungla, "fingernail", diminutive of unguis)

    Vulgar Latin.

    Based on this, I believe an ungue is simply the colloquial Latin term for fingernails, the proper form being ungulas. In other words, for a charr, the Claw of Khan-Ur being an ungue is basically like a weapon made of the Khan-Ur's claws or one of its claws. If there existed a human artifact to compare it to, it would probably be the Fingernail of King Doric, an ungue made of Doric's fingernails.

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    the latin expression ex ungue leonem translates into By the claw the lion is revealed.

    source: http://www.answers.com/topic/ex-ungue-leonem

    I don't believe the weapon itself is necessarily made of Khan-Ur's actual claws but are more of symbolic replica of his claws since the name itself has became a title - there have been several Khan-Urs throughout the Charr history. In order to become the Khan-Ur, the aspiring charr had to possess the weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barinthus View Post
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    Good connections.

    I haven't completed WiK yet and haven't visited their lab in Divinity Coast yet although.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamussheridan View Post
    so the claw is an ungue. Now what exactly is an ungue? It has no known weapon definition in any language I could find. In latin it is a balm or salve.

    Ungues of the Forgotten. There's another dagger set from GW1 called Ungues of the Oni (or something of the like). However, the Claw of the Khan-Ur's back to blades point backwards, it would seem.

    According to the notes on wiki:

    "Ungues is the plural of Unguis, meaning a claw, hoof or nail, or any sharp protuberance made of Keratin (mostly on insects)."

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    That wasn't a ruby in the WiK - that was blue, and not fist size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konig Des Todes View Post
    That wasn't a ruby in the WiK - that was blue, and not fist size.
    Yes, but I presume Blimm and Zinn had some extra time to develop before they died...
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