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

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 11 07:08:05 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, April 10, 2022

Klingon word: 'aplo'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: container, box
Source: TalkNow Klingon

ngaS 'aplo' 
contents (MKE) ["the box contains..."]

(qe'San on Facebook, 8/11/13):  {'aplo'} = a general term for a small container

(Lieven, 9/01/2018):  This is not canon, and just my opinion, but I suppose that {'aplo'} refers to some kind of container, box, (something smaller) or so, while a chest {DerlIq} is more a thing made of wood, or it's larger.

(IMO, HQ 8.3):  The word for top is {yor}. This refers to the top side or top face of an object, such as the top of a box or the top of a table or even the top of one's head. It is not the word used for lid or cover or cap (as in lid of a jar) or removable (and reusable) top of a box. The word for this kind of top or lid or cover is {yuvtlhe'}. The word for bottom, the counterpart of {yor}, 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}.

wab qoSta' 'aplo' 	cassette, audiocassette (TNK)
'ul 'aplo'mey 		batteries (TNK)

ngaSwI' 	container (n)
DerlIq 		chest, crate, trunk (n)
‘unwat 		basket (n)
bal 		jug, jar, bottle (n)
qegh 		vat, barrel (n)
'Ib 		tub (n)
buq 		pouch, bag, sack (n)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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