[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: Huy'Dung

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Apr 12 07:57:42 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	Huy'Dung
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	forehead (regional)
Source: 	KGT

(KGT 28f.):  The standard word for this prominent part of Klingon anatomy is {Quch}, and this word is found with this meaning throughout the Empire. In addition, however, practically every dialect has its own alternate word for forehead. Indeed, {Quch} is simply the word for forehead in the First City. Among these other forms are: {boD, jargh, mIQ, 'aQlo', Huy'Dung, tuqvol, no''och}.  While the first four of these words are simply regionalisms for forehead, the last three can be analyzed, at least partially.  {Huy'Dung} is probably from {Huy' Dung" ("above the eyebrow[s]"). ...

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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