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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghom

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, September 26, 2013
> Klingon word:   ghom
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition:     band, group, party

jolbogh ghom wa'DIch DamuvlaHmeH De' DaneHchugh,
 Se'vam yIjIHtaH 
Stay tuned for information on how you can be among
 the first to beam aboard! (STX)

QujwI' ghom rav: cha'; 'aqroS: jav 
2 to 6 players (Monopoly)

SuvwI' ghom 
the band of warriors (PB)

SIqral bIQtIq ghom  
Assembly at the River Skral (PB, chapter title)

Language notes:

HQ 4.4 p.11:  Some additional information has come to light regarding words relating to groups or assemblies. Among those words already well-known for different types of groups are: {boq} "alliance" (also "bloc" or "coalition", though coalition is sometimes {boq ru'}, literally "temporary alliance"); {DIvI'} "federation" or "organization" (also association, league, union); {ghom} "group" or "party" (also band, in the nonmusical sense) ... (also {ghom'a'}) "crowd". Add to this list: {tlhach} "faction" or "sect." 

{ghom} also shows up in:

mangghom  	 	army (n)
mu'ghom  	 	dictionary (n)
ra'ghomquv  	High Command (n)
Saqghom  	 	landing party (n)
tIjwI'ghom  	boarding party (n)

Note that all are groups or assemblies of people -- with the exception of {mu'ghom}, an assembly of words.  A set, group or assembly of objects seems to be {vey} (cf. Monopoly).

Related vocabulary:

ghom  		meet, encounter, assemble, rendezvous (v)
qIH 			meet (for the first time) (v)

qep  			meeting (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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