[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: gho SubmaH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Sep 14 07:46:58 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	gho SubmaH
Part of speech: 	num
Definition: 	pi
Source: 	qep'a' 27  [2020]

(qep’a’ 2020):  Sometimes shortened to {ghomaH}.  Note also {bav} “circumference.”  For “diameter,” make use of {juch} “have a width of”.

[De'vID, 11/16/2014 < qepHom 2014]:  Traditionally (meaning long ago), angles were measured using a unit called a {law}. Using the decimal counting system, there were 243 lawmey in a gho (circle) ... These days, Klingons reckon angles the way most of the galaxy does. The unit of measure (degree) is a {lawrI’} (some people say {law chu’}, though that’s used less and less), and there are 360 {lawrI’mey} in a {gho} ...

gho  		circle (n)
botlh  		center,  middle (n)
yamtaw  	line (n)
men 		have an area of (v)

Don't confuse the noun {bav} "circumference" with the verb {bav} "orbit".

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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