[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: bargh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 18 08:29:52 PDT 2019

Klingon word: bargh
Part of speech: noun
Definition: flat-bottomed pot for food preparation

 (KGT 27-28):  For example, while a large, flat-bottomed pot usually called a {bargh}, in some regions it is a {vutmeH 'un} (pot for preparing [food]), sometimes shortened to simply {vut'un}. [...]  In some regions, a {bargh} made of metal is a {mIv} (which also means helmet, even though, historically speaking, helmets are not necessarily made of metal), or a {mIv bargh} (helmet pot), while a ceramic {bargh} is called a {chor} (literally, "belly") or {chor bargh" (belly pot).

(KGT 97):  The equipment needed for the preparation of Klingon food is rather minimal, consisting pretty much of pots or vats plus cutting and stirring implements of various sorts. The general term for a pot is 'un. Pots that may be put on top of a fire in order to heat their contents are made of metal ({baS}); others may be made of either metal or ceramic material ({nagh} [literally, "stone"]). A {bargh} is probably the most frequently used pot. It is rather large and has a flattened bottom. The smaller {nevDagh} is characterized by its V-shaped handles, termed {DeSqIvDu'} ... A square or rectangular tub used to hold food while it is fermenting is called a {'Ib}, and a cook's ever-present supply of {chanDoq} (marinade) is kept in a large {bal} (jug, jar, bottle).

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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