[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Dargh HIvje'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri May 7 11:48:20 PDT 2021

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, May 07, 2021

Klingon word: 	Dargh HIvje'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	teacup

Dargh HIvje' jengva' je 
cup and saucer  (TNK)

(KGT 96):  Tea ({Dargh}) is another common Klingon beverage. There are many types of tea, some based on vegetable matter, some on animal. The word {Dargh} refers to the beverage only. If plants or animal parts are dried and, if necessary, chopped up before being steeped in boiling water to produce {Dargh}, this preparation is called {Qenvob}. Often, however, there is no {Qenvob}; the tea is made by simply picking thorns, leaves, petals, or seeds off of a plant and immediately immersing them in the water. Usually brackish water ({bIQ na'}) is best. Tea may be made either in a teapot ({runpI'}) or directly in the teacup ({Dargh HIvje'}, or, if not a cup specifically designed for drinking tea, just {HIvje'}).

(KGT 99):  Some drinks are served in special containers, such as the {runpI'} (teapot) used in the making of {Dargh} (tea), and are then poured into the appropriate {HIvje'}.

(KGT 42):  Similarly, the common word for teacup is {Dargh HIvje'} (literally, "tea drinking vessel"). Among the upper classes, the word {tu'lum} is used with some frequency, though, strictly speaking, this archaic word used to mean only a cup made of metal.

PUN:   "DARJeeling"

Dargh wIb  	sour tea (n) 
  - {Hoch vor Dargh wIb.}  Sour tea cures everything. (CK)

pugh 		dregs (n)
San'emDer  	plant (n)
chertIS 		mint (n)
por  		leaf (of a plant) (n)
‘uma 		petal (n)
raS'IS  		seed (n)
naHjej  		thistle (n)

vut 		prepare food/beverage (v)
pul 		be ground up (v)
luS  		be submerged in, immersed in, surrounded by (v)
pub		boil (v)
tlhutlh  		drink, "consume liquid" (v)

"Good tea. Nice house." (Worf to Rishon Uxbridge, TNG "The Survivors")

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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