Forehead

An Indian woman with a bindi dot on her forehead.

The forehead of humans is the flat space of skin above the eyes, between the eyebrows and where your hair starts to grow. It exists to make room for the brain inside the skull.

A doctor or nurse will often touch someone's forehead to check whether or not they have a fever. This is because of the many blood vessels in the head and face.

In ancient Greece individuals with large foreheads were classified as intellectual because of their incredibly large "brain". Nowadays this is not the case.

According to the OED Forehead can be pronounced either 'forhed' or 'forrid'.


Other Languages
Ænglisc: Fōrhēafod
العربية: جبهة
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܒܝܬ ܓܒܝܢܐ
Avañe'ẽ: Syva
авар: Нодо
Bahasa Banjar: Dahi
Bân-lâm-gú: Thâu-hia̍h
беларуская: Лоб
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лоб
български: Чело
བོད་ཡིག: དཔྲལ་བ།
brezhoneg: Tal
Чӑвашла: Çамка
čeština: Čelo
chiShona: Huma
Cymraeg: Talcen
Deutsch: Stirn
ދިވެހިބަސް: ނިއްކުރި
English: Forehead
Esperanto: Frunto
euskara: Bekoki
فارسی: پیشانی
français: Front (anatomie)
Frysk: Foarholle
Gaeilge: Éadan
Gàidhlig: Bathais
galego: Testa
贛語: 天門
한국어: 이마
हिन्दी: ललाट
hrvatski: Čelo
Bahasa Indonesia: Dahi
Iñupiak: Qauq
íslenska: Enni
עברית: מצח
Basa Jawa: Bathuk
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಹಣೆ
Kapampangan: Kanwan
ქართული: შუბლი
Kiswahili: Paji la uso
latviešu: Piere
lietuvių: Kakta
lingála: Eboló
magyar: Homlok
മലയാളം: നെറ്റി
मराठी: कपाळ
მარგალური: ჸვა
مازِرونی: سیال
Bahasa Melayu: Dahi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Ngiăh
Nederlands: Voorhoofd
日本語:
norsk: Panne
norsk nynorsk: Panne
Pangasinan: Muling
پنجابی: متھا
português: Testa
Ripoarisch: Stiir
română: Frunte
Runa Simi: Mat'i
русский: Лоб
संस्कृतम्: ललाटम्
Scots: Foreheid
کوردی: تەوێڵ
српски / srpski: Чело
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Čelo
suomi: Otsa
Tagalog: Noo
తెలుగు: నుదురు
Türkçe: Alın
українська: Чоло
اردو: پیشانی
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ماڭلاي
Tiếng Việt: Trán
Winaray: Agtáng
ייִדיש: שטערן (קאפ)
粵語: 額頭
Zazaki: Çare
中文: 前额
Lingua Franca Nova: Fronte