[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: paw'aD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 10 07:15:13 PST 2017


> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2017
> 
> Klingon word: paw'aD
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: vein
> Source: qepHom 2015 p.14

(qepHom 2015, p.14):  "vein" is {'aD}. In general usage, this means either a vein or an artery, so a better translation might be "blood vessel". In medical usage, however, doctors and so on make a distinction between {mej'aD} "artery" and {paw'aD} "vein". Maltz said that he thought that earlier these were {mejmeH 'aD} and {pawmeH 'aD}, but over time they were shortened.

When Picard failed to convince Gov. Vagh that the Federation wasn't supplying weapons to Kriosian rebels, Vagh shouted: "You speak the lies of a *tah-keck*!"  Picard calmly leaned forward and replied, "*Qu'vatlh guy'cha b'aka!*"  Vagh complimented him, saying: "You swear well, Picard. You must have Klingon blood in your veins." (TNG "The Mind's Eye")

SEE ALSO:
tIq 		heart (n)
'Iw 		blood (n)
regh 		bleed (v)
 

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