[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghubDaQ

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 31 09:50:15 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Klingon word: 	ghubDaQ
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	first born child, firstborn
Source: 	HQ (9:3 p8)

AFAIK never used in a sentence.

(KGT 36):  Each house is led by the eldest male direct descendent of the previous leader (there are complex traditions dealing with what happens if there is no male heir)

(ST Encyclopedia [1994] p.124):  Klingon tradition held that when a Klingon was unable to stand and face his enemies, he should choose the *Hegh'bat*.  The rite called for the eldest son of the celebrant, or a trusted friend, to deliver a ritual knife to the warrior, who would impale himself in the chest.  The son or friend would then remove the knife and wipe it on his sleeve.

puqloD wa'DIch  	first-born son (PB
  - yatlh luqara' puqloD wa'DIch qenglI' 
    Lukara, pregnant of their first-born son (PB)

puq 			child, offspring (n)
nortlham  		descendant (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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