[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DoQmIv'a'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Mar 19 08:32:21 PDT 2019

Klingon word: DoQmIv'a'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: bathtub, swimming pool  
Source: qepHom 2016

DoQmIv  	sink (for cleaning hands, face, food, etc.) (n) (qep'a' 2016)
DoQmIvHom  	small tub,  bucket (n) (qep'a' 2016)
DoQmIv'a'  	bathtub (n) (qep'a' 2016);  swimming pool (qepHom 2016)

 (Lieven, qepHom 2016):  When {DoQmIv'a'} is a big tub, then - of course - a {DoQmIvHom} is a small one, so it can be used for the meaning of a "bucket", or anything similar.

(MO, qepHom 2016):  when needed, distinguish by qualifiers:  {Say'moHmeH DoQmIv'a'}, {QalmeH DoQmIv'a'} 

(KGT 91):  The verb {HaH} ["marinate"] ... is now often used in the more general sense of "soak, drench". It is frequently heard in the reflexive form ({HaH'egh} "soak oneself") in reference to such activities as drinking a great deal, which has positive connotations, and bathing, an occasional undertaking with negative connotations.

(TKW 35):  The negative associations with water might also be seen when Worf remarked to Counselor Deanna Troi, "Swimming is too much like bathing." 

'Ib 			tub (e.g. for food prep) (n)
qegh 			vat, barrel (n)
Say'moHwI' tlhagh  	soap (n) 

Qal  			swim (v)
lam  			be dirty (v)
lamHa'choHmoH  	get something cleaned (v)
Say' 			be clean (v)
Say'moH  		wash (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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