Kohl meaning

kōl
A cosmetic preparation, such as powdered antimony sulfide, used especially in the Middle East to darken the rims of the eyelids.
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(person) 1930-2017; chancellor of Germany (1990-98); chancellor of West Germany (1982-90)
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A dark powder used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.
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To decorate one's eyes with kohl or stibnite.
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Origin of kohl

  • Arabic kuḥl powder of antimony, kohl kx̣l in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary