[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: yor

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 17 07:25:11 PST 2017

Klingon word: yor
Part of speech: noun
Definition: top (exterior)
Source: HQ:v8n3p2

(HQ 8.3)   The word for top is {yor}. This refers to the top side or top face of an object, such as the top of a box or the top of a table or even the top of one's head. It is not the word used for lid or cover or cap (as in lid of a jar) or removable (and reusable) top of a box. The word for this kind of top or lid or cover is {yuvtlhe'}. Similarly, {yor} is not the word for the inside of the top of something. If one were sitting under a table, the (presumably) flat surface above one is termed the {'aqroS}.  <...>  The word for bottom, the counterpart of {yor}, is {pIrmuS}.

In the paq'batlh, the top of the  Kri'stak volcano is referred to as its {yor}:

yor nej qeylIS mIn 
Kahless looks up (PB)

QIStaq 'emDaq jenchoH jul, yor DungDaq Salta'DI' tagh HarghchuqmeH poH 
The sun rises high behind the Kri'stak, when it rises over its top, it is time to do battle. PB

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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