[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mIv'a'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Apr 6 07:39:39 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	mIv'a'
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	crown

(KGT 58):  old armor included headgear of some kind apparently called a {mIv}, which, in modern Klingon, means helmet.  The word [{mIv}] also survives in the word {mIv'a'} (crown; literally, "big helmet" or "great helmet"), a ceremonial headpiece worn by some Klingon emperors.

AFAIK never used in canon.

mIv  		helmet,  hat (n)

(KGT 27-28):  In some regions, a {bargh} made of metal is a {mIv} (which also means helmet, even though, historically speaking, helmets are not necessarily made of metal), or a {mIv bargh} ("helmet pot")

[Hmm... Would Cervantes approve of the joke?]

Du'IHchoHmoH mIvvam 
This helmet suits you. TKD

mIv DaS je tuQ ra'wI' 
The commander is wearing a helmet and a boot. KGT

mIv je DaS tuQ ra'wI' 
The commander is in full dress uniform. KGT
(idiom: note position of {je}. Cf. KGT pp. 107-8 for details)

mIvwIjDaq poghlIj vIcha' 
I display your glove on my helmet. KGT
(idiom: implies that the postponed matter is between the speaker and the addressee. Cf. KGT p. 126 for details)

DoQmIv  	sink (for cleaning hands, face, food, etc.) (n) (qep'a' 2016)
DoQmIvHom  	small tub,  bucket (n) 
DoQmIv'a'  	bathtub, swimming pool (n) 

AFAIK unrelated to helmets or crowns!

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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