[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pIrmuS

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 19 08:08:20 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, July 19, 2021

Klingon word: 	pIrmuS
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	bottom (exterior)
Source: 	HQ:v8n3p2

molor chalqach 'avlu'bogh pIrmuS lupawta' 
they reach the base of Molor's guarded tower (PB)

(IMO, HQ 8.3:2):  The word for bottom, the counterpart of {yor} [top (exterior)], is {pIrmuS}. This word refers to the underside of something, not the interior bottom (such as the bottom of a well or the bottom of a bowl where a few drops of milk remain after eating cereal). The word for the interior bottom of something is {bIS'ub}. If an item is located in the bottom of a box, it is located in the box's {bIS'ub}.  If something is found underneath a box, it is found beneath the box's {pIrmuS}. 

“Pyramus and Thisbe”, the play-within-a-play in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream: “Pyramus” was played by the outer play’s character “Bottom”.

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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