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Re: Klingon WOTD: QIm (noun)

Steven Boozer (

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, December 29, 2007.
>Klingon word:   QIm
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     egg
>Additional Notes:
>HolQeD 10:4, p. 4: {matlh juppu' mu'mey}.

The {borghel} is "a very small bird whose eggs are considered quite tasty". 
(HQ 10.4:4)

>KGT p. 88.  Curiously, eggs ({QImmey}) do not play a large role in the 
>Klingon diet as food items in their own right, though they are mixed into 
>many sauces, usually along with the pieces of shell ({pel'aQ}), for flavor 
>and texture.  The small eggs of the Tokvirian [sic] skink ({toqvIr lung}), 
>however, are often eaten whole, shell and all, usually by the handfull.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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