[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: req

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 30 08:36:24 PDT 2018


Klingon word: req
Part of speech: noun
Definition: wax 
Source: qepHom 2016
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AFAIK never used.

CULTURAL NOTES:
Large thick, white candles are used in the {ruStay} (R'uustai) ceremony. (TNG "The Bonding")

Special thick, white *kor'tova* candles "represent the fire that burns in the heart of a warrior" and are lit by father and son during the First Rite of Ascension. (TNG "Firstborn")

LANGUAGE NOTES:
(HQ 2.4):   Actually, [qon] is the word translated in TKD as the verb record, meaning to make a record of something (whether this record be written or a digital recording or an old-fashioned wax cylinder or anything).

(qepHom 2017 p.20):  {SuS} [blow (into wind instrument) to produce sound] ... can also be used for blowing out a candle.  With {SuS} you're blowing into/onto/at something, but the air gets out of the thing (or never goes in it).

SEE ALSO:
weQ  		candle (n)
qul 		fire, flame (n)

--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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