[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Hom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 13 07:20:13 PST 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, November 13, 2020

Klingon word: Hom
Part of speech: noun
Definition: bone

  Hom Hutlhbogh ghab 
  {ghab} that lacks bone. KGT

  QongtaHvIS HeghDI' SuvwI', 'oynot, Hom je neH yugh. 
  A warrior who dies in his sleep is no more than flesh and bone.
   (DSC/Qov "Battle At the Binary Stars" [NON-CANON)

(qepHom 2019 booklet p.11):  {qal'aq} is fine for skeleton if modified ({Hom qal'aq} or {porgh qal'aq}), but a more specific term is heard {nobmeD}. 

(Lieven, klingon.wiki/En/Hamletmachine):  {reStav} is shin, meaning the front of the lower leg. (I assume [the German word] *Schienbein* is "shin bone".  {reStav} is more than just the bone.  The only way Maltz was aware of for referring to the bone is {reStav Hom}.) 

(KGT 75):  Wind instruments (there is no overall term for them) range from the simple flute or fife ({Dov'agh}), generally crafted from a bone

A food item (cf. KGT p. 88)
(KGT 95):  A popular effervescent drink, black in color, is called {'awje'} … it is made from, among other things, the marrow ({melchoQ}) taken from the bones of a {teghbat} (*teg'bat*).

HomHap tun 	cartilage (n) (qep'a' 2020)

petqaD 		bone-knitter (medical device) (n)
nobmeD  	skeleton (n)
qal'aq 		framework, supporting structure, skeleton (n)
joQ 		rib (n)
DughrI’  	skull (n)
melchoQ 	bone marrow (n)
to'waQ 		ligament, tendon (n)
Somraw 	muscle (n)
‘oynot  		flesh (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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