[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: muylIS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Feb 9 08:30:15 PST 2018

Klingon word: muylIS
Part of speech: noun
Definition: eyelash
Source: qep'a' 24 [2017]

(qurgh & Shelly, 8/01/2017):  During a game of the Hokey Pokey, [Okrand] pointed to his eyelash, thus revealing that {muylIS} is "eyelash". 

(Shelly, 8/07/2017) :  Someone asked in Federation Standard if he meant eyelash and he nodded.

(ghunchu'wI', 8/07/2017):  The lack of a word for eyelashes had been brought up during an earlier brief conversation about hair -- body, head, facial, etc. Even if he hadn't said so explicitly, it would have been obvious that it's what he meant.

 *cilium* (i.e. Latin for eyelash) backwards

mIn 		eye (n)
Huy' 		eyebrow (n)
lur 		pupil [of eye] (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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