[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tutlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Dec 5 07:15:06 PST 2017

Klingon word: tutlh
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be tattooed, have a tattoo
Source: Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017

(Qov > Lieven, 10/08/2017):  For tattoo, I got some new stuff from Maltz: {tutlh} "have a tattoo, be tattooed" (so {tutlhmoH} is to tattoo). The noun tattoo is {DIr tutlh}. If you have one pattern/design on your arm, say, that's an example of a {DIr tutlh}. If you have lots of independent patterns/designs, interwoven or separated, the whole lot of them taken together is/are {DIr tutlh}.

ghItlh 		incise,  mark (v)
pe' 		cut (v)

rItlh  		pigment,  paint,  dye,  ink (n)
Degh  		emblem,  symbol,  insignia,  marking (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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