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 sleep with the khaleesi, but they would never share the khal's horse.
- Daenerys Targaryen, called "Daenerys Stormborn" and "Mother of Dragons".
In the books
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.”