American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Malayan dagger with a wavy double-edged blade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Another spelling of creese.
- n. An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.
- n. A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Malay dagger. See creese.
- n. a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
- From Malay keris. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580. (Wiktionary)
- Malay kris. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yes | No | Report from huntin kris wrote 13 weeks 2 days ago”
“Thu 11/19/09 1: 55 PM nice interview! kris is such a good guy. i hope this album does really well.”
“I think that kris is going to choose Jr cause they both still love each other and matt is to big of a baby to win her over”
“Political, Video Of The Day, Hayden-Panettiere, John McCain kris”
“A collection of traditional Indonesian and Malay daggers, called kris, is in the bar; one of the blades measures 47 centimeters long.”
“They are symbolized to people's minds in general by the dagger called a kris, and by the peculiar form of frenzy which has given rise to the phrase "running amuck.”
“Next to his Koran the kris is the most sacred thing the Malay possesses.”
“The maker of the kris is a person of importance among the Malays, and ofttimes he is made by his grateful Rajah a Dato, or Lord, for his skill.”
“The kris is the Malay's national weapon that everyone wears.”
“Soon after they were passing great heavy-looking junks with their Celestial crews, or light Malay prahus with their swarthy, coffee-coloured sailors in tartan skirts, in whose folds at the waist the formidable wavy dagger known as a kris was worn, the handle, like the butt of a pistol in form, carefully covered by the silk or cotton sarong to indicate peace.”
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Words that change meaning when capitalized
A poor pathetic thing, but mine own.
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The title says it all
Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
Krst words--etymology, historically, phonetically, etc.
I've mostly avoided people names (Christopher, etc), but Lampbane has a great list of them here.
Armour and weapons, and the occasional soldier.
I gotta remember these.
Or a kris? A rapier? A double-bladed hackmonger?
"Anointed one" was the name given to Jesus Christ by Greek-speaking Christians, and since then similar names have been given to children who may not necessarily be Christians.
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