[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pa'beb De'lor

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Oct 7 08:49:50 PDT 2020

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Klingon word: pa'beb De'lor
Part of speech: noun
Definition: stalactite
Source: qepHom 2019
AFAIK never used in a sentence.

De’lor 		drip stone (n)

(qepHom 2019):  If a distinction is needed, say {pa’ beb De’lor} (ceiling De’lor) or {rav De’lor} (floor De’lor)

'och 		tunnel (n)
Qargh 		fissure (n)
HuD 		mountain (n)
vaHbo' 		lava (n)
DIS 		cave (n)

Some apposite notes about caves:

(ST Encycl. [1994]; TNG "Birthright I"):  The Rite of MajQa is a ritual involving deep meditation in the lava caves of the planet No'Mat. Prolonged exposure to the heat is believed to induce a hallucinatory effect.

The monastery on Boreth is located above lava caves used for seeking visions of Kahless. (TNG "Rightful Heir")

QIStaq qoD DISDaq 
tu''egh qeylIS'e' 
DIS veghlu'chugh 
pa' Heghpu'bogh nuvpu' qa'pu' tu'lu' 

In the heart of Kri'stak, 
Kahless finds himself in a cave 
leading to 
the world beyond the living   (PB p.122f.)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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