[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mIv

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 2 08:32:27 PST 2022

And if you really need to discuss the regional flat-bottomed pots in your {vutpa'} ...  

(IMO, HQ 8.3:2):  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}.

Cf. also {Sep} "region" (n) and {beQ} "be flat" (v).


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From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of Steven Boozer

Klingon word: 	mIv
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	metal flat-bottomed pot (regional)

(KGT 27-28):   For example, while a large, flat-bottomed pot usually called a {bargh}, in some regions it is a {vutmeH 'un} (pot for preparing [food]), sometimes shortened to simply {vut'un}. … 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"), while a ceramic {bargh} is called a {chor} (literally, belly) or {chor bargh} ("belly pot").

(KGT 97):  The general term for a pot is {'un}. Pots that may be put on top of a fire in order to heat their contents are made of metal ({baS}); others may be made of either metal or ceramic material ({nagh} [literally, "stone"]). A {bargh} is probably the most frequently used pot. It is rather large and has a flattened bottom. The smaller {nevDagh} is characterized by its V-shaped handles, termed {DeSqIvDu'} ... 

(De’vID, 9/19/2019):  How does Kortar cook his food? With the {bargh} of the Dead!

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