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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kris, creese, crease(noun)

    a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade


  1. kris(Noun)

    An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.

  2. kris(Noun)

    A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.

  3. Kris(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Kristina, Christina, and related given names.

  4. Kris(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given names Christopher, Christian, and related given names.

  5. Origin: From kĕris. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kris(noun)

    a Malay dagger. See Creese


  1. Kris

    The kris or keris is a prized asymmetrical dagger most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia, but also indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well. A kris can be divided into three parts: bilah, hulu, and warangka. These parts of the kris are objects of art, often carved in meticulous detail and made from various materials; metal, precious or rare types of wood, or gold or ivory. A kris's aesthetic value covers the dhapur, the pamor, and tangguh referring to the age and origin of a kris. Depending on the quality and historical value of the kris, it can fetch thousands of dollars or even more. Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad. Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, a sanctified heirloom, auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of social status, a symbol of heroism, etc. Legendary kris that possess supernatural power and extraordinary ability were mentioned in traditional folktales, such as those of Mpu Gandring, Taming Sari, and Setan Kober.

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  1. irks, kirs, risk

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