[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pID

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 30 11:51:10 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Klingon word: pID
Part of speech: verb
Definition: coat (food) with herbed mixture

The herbed mixture is part of the verb; the food that's coated is the object.

(KGT 89f):  if [the meat] is fresh, the 'cook' may {pID} it, which involves coating it with herbed granulated cartilage (not necessarily from the same animal) mixed with some kind of {tIr} (grain) and doing very little else. The name of the granulated cartilage is {ngat}, which has also come to mean gunpowder. Meat prepared in this way is sometimes described as {wamwI' Ha'DIbaH} (hunter's meat), but the specific animal name is usually used instead of the word {Ha'DIbaH} (meat); for example, {wamwI' mIl'oD} (hunter's sabre bear).

(KGT 93):  If heat is used as part of food preparation, the cook is most likely to {mIQ} (deep-fry) the food. This involves first acquiring {tlhagh} (animal fat) from any available source and then heating it up so that it boils (the general word for boil is {pub}, but the verb used specifically to refer to the boiling of fat is {'Im} [render]). After it has been boiling for a while, the food to be fried is tossed in (sometimes having been coated in some kind of paste), and it stays there until it has soaked up as much of the {tlhagh} (fat) as possible. A particularly popular dish, {tlhombuS}, requires that the cook coat a block of {tlhagh} with a mixture of {ngat} (herbed granulated cartilage) and {tIr} (grain) and then briefly immerse the block into the already boiling fat, just until the coating hardens.

PUN:  "dip" backwards

HaH 		marinate (v)
qat 		wrap, encase (v)
vel 		cover, coat, mask (v)
jIy 		be umami, savory, earthy (v)
pul 		be ground up (v)

ngogh  		block,  lump,  brick (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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