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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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{{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 at [[Vaes Dothrak]], known as the ''[[dosh khaleen]]''. Daenerys Targaryen, however, refused to do this.
   
 
==Known ''Khaleesi''==
 
==Known ''Khaleesi''==
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==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". According to professional linguist [[David J. Peterson]], however, who was hired to develop the Dothraki language for the TV series, it should be pronounced “KHAH-lay-see,” not “ka-LEE-see.
 
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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Latest revision as of 17:41, March 28, 2014

"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 at Vaes Dothrak, known as the dosh khaleen. Daenerys Targaryen, however, refused to do this.

Known KhaleesiEdit

In the booksEdit

According to the TV series official pronunciation guide developed for the cast and crew, "Khaleesi" is pronounced "Khal-EE-see". According to professional linguist David J. Peterson, however, who was hired to develop the Dothraki language for the TV series, it should be pronounced “KHAH-lay-see,” not “ka-LEE-see.”

See alsoEdit

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