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''[[Khaleesi]]'' is a [[Dothraki]] title referring to the wife of the ''[[khal]]''. A ''khaleesi''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s status varies greatly from ''[[khalasar]]'' to ''khalasar''. She could be very influential, riding next to the ''khal'', or she could be worth practically less than the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s horse, since the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s bloodriders would sometimes sleep with the ''khaleesi'', but they would never share the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s horse.
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[[File:Daenerys 1x03.png|right|thumb|300px|Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen with her Khalasar.]]
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{{Quote|Not a Queen, a Khaleesi.|[[Daenerys Targaryen]]|Lord Snow}}
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''[[Khaleesi]]'' is a [[Dothraki]] title referring to the wife of the ''[[khal]]''. A ''khaleesi''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s status varies greatly from ''[[khalasar]]'' to ''khalasar''. She could be very influential, riding next to the ''khal'', or she could be worth practically less than the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s horse, since the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[bloodriders]] would sometimes share the ''khaleesi'', but never share the ''khal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s horse.
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It is Dothraki tradition that if a ''khal'' dies, his ''khaleesi'' must retire to join the crones that rule [[Vaes Dothrak]], known as the ''[[dosh khaleen]]''. Daenerys Targaryen, however, refused to do this, instead declaring herself a ''khaleesi'' in her own right and forming her own ''khalasar'' from what few of Drogo's people hadn't abandoned her.
   
 
==Known ''Khaleesi''==
 
==Known ''Khaleesi''==
* [[Daenerys Targaryen]], called "Daenerys Stormborn" and "Mother of Dragons".
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* [[Daenerys Targaryen]], called "Daenerys Stormborn" and "Mother of Dragons", self-styled "''Khaleesi'' of the Great Grass Sea".
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
It is Dothraki tradition that if a ''khal'' dies, his ''khaleesi'' must retire to join the crones at [[Vaes Dothrak]], known as the ''[[dosh khaleen]]''.
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According to the TV series official [[pronunciation guide]] developed for the cast and crew, "''khaleesi''" is pronounced "khal-EE-see". However, professional linguist [[David J. Peterson]], who developed the Dothraki language for the TV series, states that the word's proper pronunciation is "KHAH-lay-see"{{cite}}. The <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.dothraki.org Dothraki Wiki]</span> supports the "KHAH-lay-see" pronunciation.<ref>http://wiki.dothraki.org/Phonotactics#Stress</ref><ref>http://wiki.dothraki.org/Phonology</ref>
 
According to the TV series official [[pronunciation guide]] developed for the cast and crew, "Khaleesi" is pronounced "Khal-EE-see". However, the "Game of Thrones language maker" (official title) David J. Peterson revealed that it should be pronounced “KHAH-lay-see,” not “ka-LEE-see.”
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Khaleesi Khaleesi at A Wiki of Ice and Fire]
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* {{AWOIAF}}
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 19:13, August 12, 2014

Daenerys 1x03

Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen with her Khalasar.

"Not a Queen, a Khaleesi."
Daenerys Targaryen[src]

Khaleesi is a Dothraki title referring to the wife of the khal. A khaleesi's status varies greatly from khalasar to khalasar. She could be very influential, riding next to the khal, or she could be worth practically less than the khal's horse, since the khal's bloodriders would sometimes share the khaleesi, but never share the khal's horse.

It is Dothraki tradition that if a khal dies, his khaleesi must retire to join the crones that rule Vaes Dothrak, known as the dosh khaleen. Daenerys Targaryen, however, refused to do this, instead declaring herself a khaleesi in her own right and forming her own khalasar from what few of Drogo's people hadn't abandoned her.

Known KhaleesiEdit

  • Daenerys Targaryen, called "Daenerys Stormborn" and "Mother of Dragons", self-styled "Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea".

In the booksEdit

According to the TV series official pronunciation guide developed for the cast and crew, "khaleesi" is pronounced "khal-EE-see". However, professional linguist David J. Peterson, who developed the Dothraki language for the TV series, states that the word's proper pronunciation is "KHAH-lay-see"[citation needed]. The Dothraki Wiki supports the "KHAH-lay-see" pronunciation.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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