kohl

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Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian kohl. From Aramaic kohl. From Arabic كحل (kuḥl) resp. kakhli, meaning navy blue. From Egyptian, Coptic, [script needed] (smet-t). Akin to alcohol.

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Noun[edit]

kohl (uncountable)

  1. A dark powder used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.

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kohl (third-person singular simple present kohls, present participle kohling, simple past and past participle kohled)

  1. To decorate one's eyes with kohl or stibnite.

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