[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: botlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 21 07:21:24 PST 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Klingon word: 	botlh
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	median
Source: 	qep'a' 26 [2019]

I.e. the median of a group of numbers (qep’a’ 2019).  An extended meaning of {botlh} "center,  middle".

Suto’vo’qor botlhDaq pe'vIl joqchu'taH quvbogh 'ej valbogh tIqDu' tIQ 
[translation unavailable] (PB)

tagha' tIq Hoch botlh | Hochlogh Dat joqtaHjaj 
And finally Tiq, the heart and center of all things, May it forever beat, anywhere. (PB)

bIQtIq qa'rI'Daq pawDI' qeylIS | qojDaq Qam | bIngDaq Qo'noS botlh legh 
It ends at a cliff, Leading straight into the core Of Kronos (PB; "it" being the river of flame in the Kri'stak volcano)

meHghem yoS botlh DI’on ’oH ghommeH yotlhvam’e’ 
The plaza is a central feature of the Cultural District. (Pittsburgh Art Tour)

ghIl 		be the mean/average (v) [qep;a; 2019]
  - “A mean is a type of mathematical average (mean, median, and mode being the three kinds)” (Jeffrey Clark)

qoD 		inside, interior (n)
mI'QeD 	mathematics (n)
wItte' 		mathematical equation (n)
ghIqtu'  	mathematical or chemical formula [representation in
		symbols] (n) (qep’a’ 2019)

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” (Yeats, "The Second Coming")

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from recent qep’a’mey 
    or qepHommey. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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