[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pet

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 14 10:40:59 PST 2019

I had the same thought.  I wondered if anyone else would.


From: De'vID

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 15:52, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, January 13, 2019

Klingon word: pet
Part of speech: verb
Definition: be welded (together)
Source: qepHom 2016

Cf. also {petqaD} "bone-knitter" (medical device).

It's probable that {pet} was back-derived from {petqaD}, which presumably does the job of welding (maybe even literally) bones together. {petqaD} is, of course, "duck tape" backwards, which makes {pet} "tape" in reverse.

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