[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: nev'ob

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 11 07:35:34 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, January 10, 2021

Klingon word: nev'ob
Part of speech: noun
Definition: thigh, upper arm
Source: Hamletmachine 

mutlhej porgh 'ay'meywIj neH;  ngob'atDu'wIj, 'uS nev'obDu'wIj, qey'HavwIj. 
I am alone with my breasts, my thighs, my lap. (Lieven, Hamletmachine [2020])

'uS nev'obDu'wIj jojDaq qo' vIboghmoHbogh vIvIQmoH. 
I suffocate the world which I gave birth to, between my thighs. (Lieven, Hamletmachine [2020])

(Lieven, klingon.wiki/En/Hamletmachine):  {nev'ob} refers to both the thigh and the upper arm (above the elbow).  Similarly, {reStav} refers to both the shin and the forearm. If it's necessary to make a distinction, precede these words with {'uS} or {DeS}.  {reStav} refers to both the shin and the forearm. But when preceded by {'uS}, it means ‘lower part of the leg’. You could also say {DeS cha'neH} for forearm, but this would probably be used only in a context where you were talking about both the forearm and the lower leg and wanted to clarify which was which. {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}.) {Do'ghI'} is calf, meaning the back of the lower leg ([the German word] *Wade*, presumably).

'uS  		leg (n)
'IvtIH 		hip (n)
qIv 		knee (n)
Do’ghI’ 		calf (n)
reStav  		shin;  forearm (n)
qam 		foot (n)
yaD 		toe (n)

ghIv 		limb [of a person] (n)
DeS  		arm (n)
volchaH  	shoulder (n)
DeSqIv  		elbow (n)
cha'neH  	forearm (n)
gham  		limb (of an animal) (n)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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