[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tutlhmoH

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue May 3 09:07:44 PDT 2022

Klingon word: 	tutlhmoH
Part of speech: 	verb
Definition: 	tattoo
Source: 	Marc Okrand email to Qov 3 October 2017

(Qov to Lieven, 10/08/2017):  For tattoo, I got some new stuff from Maltz:  {tutlh} "have a tattoo, be tattooed" (so {tutlhmoH" is to tattoo).  The noun tattoo is {DIr tutlh}.  If you have one pattern/design on your arm, say, that's an example of a {DIr tutlh}.  If you have lots of independent patterns/designs, interwoven or separated, the whole lot of them taken together is/are {DIr tutlh}. 

tutlh  		be official (v, slang) [qep'a' 2018]

DIr tutlh  	tattoo (n)
tutlhmoH  	tattoo [someone/something] (v) 

ghItlh 		incise, mark (v)
pe’ 		cut (v)
DIr		skin, hide (n)
Degh 		emblem, symbol, mark (n)
rItlh 		pigment, dye, ink (n)

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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