[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIr

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 23 07:21:58 PST 2023

Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, January 21, 2023

Klingon word: 	tIr
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	grain
Source: 	TKD

(KGT 89f):  if [the meat] is fresh, the 'cook' may {pID} it, which involves coating it with herbed granulated cartilage (not necessarily from the same animal) mixed with some kind of {tIr} (grain) and doing very little else. The name of the granulated cartilage is {ngat}, which has also come to mean gunpowder. Meat prepared in this way is sometimes described as {wamwI' Ha'DIbaH} (hunter's meat), but the specific animal name is usually used instead of the word {Ha'DIbaH} (meat)

(KGT 93):  A particularly popular dish, {tlhombuS}, requires that the cook coat a block of {tlhagh} [animal fat] with a mixture of {ngat} (herbed granulated cartilage) and {tIr} (grain) and then briefly immerse the block into the already boiling fat, just until the coating hardens.

(KGT 95):  Domestic {HIq} is distilled from a number of different kinds of grain ({tIr}), with some additional constituents (of both plant and animal origin, including {'Iw}, blood) adding flavor and strength.

meyIS tIr 	sweet corn (n)
ray' tIr 		rice (n)
tIr ngat  	bread crumbs (n) (Alice)
tIr ngogh  	bread (n) (i.e. a loaf) 
  - Ha'DIbaH ghIH tIr ngogh je   "burger" (n) (TNK)
tIr ngogh QaD  	toast (n) TNK

N.B.  Do not confuse with the verb {tIr} "be arranged in a stack, be superimposed".

loSpev 		quadrotriticale (n)
naH 		fruit/vegetables (n)
tI 		vegetation (n)
San'emDer 	plant (n)
Sor 		tree (n)
lav 		shrub (n)

poch 		plant (v)
yob 		harvest (v)

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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