[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jIrmoH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 18 07:12:46 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, March 18, 2022

Klingon word: 	jIrmoH
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	crank, can be used for turning a doorknob.
Source: 	qepHom 2020

(De'vID, 6/30/2015):  Marc said that the subject of {Ding} spins, and that someone or something {DIngmoH}s something else. Actually, what he said was that the pair {Ding} and {DIngmoH} worked like {jIr} and {jIrmoH}, but he changed the topic (or the topic was changed on him) before he could further explain what was the difference between {Ding} and {jIr}.

(KGT 60):  There is an extensive vocabulary for the moves associated with bat'leth use. … To twirl or rotate the bat'leth is {jIrmoH} and to toss it from one hand to the other (the same word is used whether left to right or right to left) is {baQ}.

jIr  			rotate,  twirl (v) 
jIrmoHwI'  		twister, rotator (n) (TLP )
tlhegh jIrmoHwI' 	windlass (“rope twister/rotator”) (TLP)

jI'ev   			handle, knob, doorknob (n) 
DIng 			spin (v)
tlhe' 			turn (v)

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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