[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Nov 20 07:12:28 PST 2019

Klingon word: pom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: dysentery

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(HQ 12.4:8):  The verb meaning gurgle, specifically applied to one's stomach gurgling or talking, is {bor}. When air (or gas) from the stomach works its way up and comes out of the mouth (often noisily), one is said to {ruq} belch. Maltz said it is acceptable to refer to this gas as {SIp}, a general word for gas of any kind, but that gas produced within the body is known as {Qep'It}. When, rather than gas, undigested or partially digested food comes up, one is said to {'em}, vomit, and the matter being vomited, that is, vomit, is called {quy'Ip}. 

Because Klingons have redundant stomachs they rarely get nauseous. (VOY "Macrocosm")

poq 		indigestion (n)
burgh 		stomach (n)
chor 		belly, midsection (n)
luH 		intestine (n)

rID 		digest (v)
rop 		be sick, ill (v)
bech 		suffer (v)
SIQ 		endure, bear (v)

Hoch vor Dargh wIb 
Sour tea cures everything. (CK)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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