[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: por

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 5 07:05:50 PST 2018

Klingon word: por
Part of speech: noun
Definition: leaf (of a plant)
Source: KGT, 248 EK (223 KE)

(KGT 88):  a thistle (a flower with dangerously sharp leaves) is a {naHjej} (literally, "sharp fruit")
(KGT 94):  Experienced cooks will {mIQ} (fry) the {DIghna' por} (*digna* leaf), though this is risky, since if the leaf is heated for too long, it will wilt.

 (KGT 96):  "If plants or animal parts are dried and, if necessary, chopped up before being steeped in boiling water to produce {Dargh}, this preparation is called {Qenvob}.  Often, however, there is no {Qenvob}; the tea is made by simply picking thorns, leaves, petals, or seeds off of a plant and immediately immersing them in the water.  Usually brackish water ({bIQ na'}) is best.

(qep'a' 2018):  [{toba'qo}] is just the Federation Standard word; Maltz has heard the phrase {por pur} "inhale leaf", which he assumes is shortened from {por tlhIch pur} "inhale leaf smoke", but he has no idea what kind of {por} "leaf" it might be.

'InSong 	flower (n)
'uma 		petal (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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