[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pub

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 2 07:03:20 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Klingon word: pub
Part of speech: verb
Definition: boil

pubtaHbogh ghargh HIq vItlhutlh 
I will drink Boiling Worm Wine. PK

tujpa' qul pub SuvwI' 'Iw 
A warrior's blood boils before the fire is hot. TKW

(TKW 32):  This proverb suggests that it is better to take the initiative than to simply react to situations. Blood, the controller, does not need an external influence in order to heat up; one need not draw strength from the outside.


(KGT 93): "the general word for boil is {pub}, but the verb used specifically to refer to the boiling of fat is {'Im} [render] 

(qepHom 2017 p.20):  The verb {ngon} describes what water does when it's boiling: It's bubbling. Also, if you blow with a straw into a glass of water, then it's also bubble-ing, i.e. making bubbles.

Cf. ba'Suq 	bubble (n)


 (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} [animal fat] 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. 

Cf. 'aD  		vein,  artery,  blood vessel (n)  <g>

(KGT 96):  If plants or animal parts are dried and, if necessary, chopped up before being steeped in boiling water to produce {Dargh}, this preparation is called {Qenvob}. Often, however, there is no {Qenvob}; the tea is made by simply picking thorns, leaves, petals, or seeds off of a plant and immediately immersing them in the water.

vut 		prepare food/beverages (v)
tet 		melt (v)
bor 		gurgle [for the sound?] (v)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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