[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pa' reD

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 8 07:16:10 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, April 07, 2022

Klingon word: pa' reD
Part of speech: noun
Definition: interior face of exterior wall

SOURCE:  startrek.klingon Dec. 07, 1998

(st.k 12/7/98):  An exterior wall (that is, a wall which separates the inside of a building from the outside) is a {reD}.  For the interior side of an exterior wall, it is quite common to use {tlhoy'}, but the phrase {pa' reD}, literally "room's exterior wall" ({pa'} "room") is also heard, referring to the wall in a room which faces outside (as opposed to the other walls in the room whose other sides are still indoors).

PUN:  Spanish *pared* "wall"

reD  		exterior  wall (n)
tlhoy' 		interior wall, interior face of exterior wall (n)
yergho  	city wall, wall around a walled city (n)
Som 		hull [i.e. external "wall" of a ship] (n)

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