[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: meHghem

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 2 08:16:50 PDT 2017

Klingon word: meHghem
Part of speech: noun
Definition: arts, the arts, culture
Source: qepHom 2016

(Lieven, 11/07/2016):  Klingon for the Galactic Traveler (p. 79) says there is no single word for art or artwork. This refers to visual art (painting, sculpture, etc.).  {meHghem} (arts, the arts, culture) is a bigger, more comprehensive term covering "the arts" or "art" as opposed to "science."  So it includes music, theater, dance, etc. as well as visual art. It's "culture" in this sense.  Similarly, {vIqraq} (artifact, work of art) is more general than a visual piece of art.  It covers that, but also an artifact (not in the archaeological sense), handicraft, gizmo, gadget, contraption, machine, device, etc. - that is, something manufactured/made.

  tera' DIS cha' pagh wa' wej meHghem Qat Sub boq cherlu'. 
  In 2013, Popular Culture Hero Coalition was established. (PCHC 2016)

nugh  			society (group of people with a shared culture) (n)

"Klingon culture is not in your taste?" (Troi to Pulaski, TNG "The Icarus Factor")


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