One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cosmetic for enhancing the appearance of the eyes; eyeshadow.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From (i) classical Latin calliblepharum cosmetic for the eyelids and lashes, or its etymon (ii) Hellenistic Greek καλλιβλέϕαρον, use as noun of neuter of ancient Greek καλλιβλέϕαρος having beautiful eyelids from καλλι-, combining form of κάλλος beauty + βλέϕαρον eyelid.
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