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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, July 12, 2015
> Klingon word: ghubDaQ
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: first born child, firstborn
> Source: HQ (9:3 p8)

KGT 36:  Each house is led by the eldest male direct descendent of the previous leader (there are complex traditions dealing with what happens if there is no male heir)

STE 124:  Klingon tradition held that when a Klingon was unable to stand and face his enemies, he should choose the *Hegh'bat*. The rite called for the eldest son of the celebrant, or a trusted friend, to deliver a ritual knife to the warrior, who would impale himself in the chest. The son or friend would then remove the knife and wipe it on his sleeve.

Note {puqloD wa'Dich} "first-born son" (perhaps "eldest son" (SuStel) in paq'batlh: 

  yatlh luqara' puqloD wa'DIch qenglI' 
  Lukara, pregnant of their first-born son (PB 184-5)

puq 		child, offspring (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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