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Webster 1913 Edition


Kohl

Kohl

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Noun.
[See
Alcohol
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A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.

Definition 2021


Kohl

Kohl

See also: kohl

German

Noun

Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, plural Kohle)

  1. cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)

Synonyms

  • Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Unclear. Several possibilities have been suggested, including derivation from Romani and derivation from Hebrew קוֹל‎ (qōl, voice). But compare western German Kappes meaning both “cabbage” and “nonsense”, though the second meaning might also be a loan translation of Kohl.

Noun

Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, no plural)

  1. (possibly dated) nonsense; idle talk
Derived terms
  • verkohlen

kohl

kohl

See also: Kohl

English

Noun

kohl (uncountable)

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

Synonyms

Verb

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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