Was listening to this song from Bangalore days, which is by the way simply beautiful, and came across this line .. “Kannil eeram, idhu kanneero ?” which translates to “The moisture in the eyes, are they tears ?” 

And then it struck me that Kanneer, the tamil/malayalam word for tears evokes a much richer imagery than its english counterpart. For Kanneer is Kan + neer (or eye’s water).

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