[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'aDHom

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Jan 22 07:45:52 PST 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, January 22, 2021

Klingon word: 	'aDHom
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	capillary
Source: 	qep'a' 27  [2020]

AFAIK {'aDHom} has never been used in a sentence.

(qepHom 2015, p.14):   "vein" is {'aD}.  In general usage, this means either a vein or an artery, so a better translation might be "blood vessel".  In medical usage, however, doctors and so on make a distinction between {mej'aD} "artery" and {paw'aD} "vein".  Maltz said that he thought that earlier these were {mejmeH 'aD} and {pawmeH 'aD}, but over time they were shortened.

  bIQ lungaS 'aDDu'Daj 
  Water flows through his veins. (PB)

(KGT 97):  Food-preparation knives, of which there are many types, come in different sizes and shapes for different cutting tasks... For finer work (such as making the slits in limbs needed to extract veins), a small {SIjwI'} (literally, "slitter") is commonly employed.

(KGT 99):  Each dish [nay'] is brought to the table (raS) on a platter ('elpI'), usually made of metal. The food is arranged not haphazardly but in a way that helps the food look appealing. For example, in some dishes, pieces are placed with the veins clearly visible so that the blood still inside them can be seen. 

Vagh, Klingon governor of Krios, complimented Capt. Picard, "You swear well, Picard. You must have Klingon blood in your veins."   [TNG "The Mind's Eye"]

'aD  		vein,  artery,  blood vessel (n)
paw’aD 	vein [specifically]   (n)
mej’aD 		artery [specifically] (n)

tIq 		heart (n)
'Iw 		blood (n)
regh 		bleed (v)

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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