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

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, September 06, 2014
> Klingon word: Hom
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: weakling, runt, scrawny one, skinny one (slang)
> Source: TKD (88 KE, 122 EK)

KGT 152:  This word literally means "bone", but its slang usage is no doubt influenced by the noun suffix {-Hom}, a diminutive that adds a meaning of smallness or lack of importance (compare {taj} [knife] and {tajHom} [little knife, the extra small blade in the handle of a *d'k tahg* knife]). There are a number of standard counterparts to {Hom}, such as {pujwI'} (weakling), {langwI'} (one who is thin), and {runwI'} (one who is short).

Also, don't confuse with the verb {Hom} "use the second toe".

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