kris, creese, crease(noun)
a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.
A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.
A diminutive of the female given names Kristina, Christina, and related given names.
A diminutive of the male given names Christopher, Christian, and related given names.
Origin: From kĕris. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580.
a Malay dagger. See Creese
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Same as Creese.
irks, kirs, risk
The numerical value of kris in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of kris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Those are the only ones I ’m concerned with and … I ca n’t let Kris Jenner hurt them.
Diclegis allowed Kim to get back to some of her normal activities, kris explained that this really helped her get back to her commitments and busy schedule.
It's a large finance operation with a lot of consultants around the country. Fundraisers tend to be hard-charging and assertive. Personality conflicts happen. Trey, Kris and Debbie are good people and seasoned fundraising professionals, they've done a good job. That they're still working for the super PAC tells us it's not a Jeb issue.
I woke up one night and all I was thinking about is: 'Why is it necessary [for Caitlyn] to go through all these surgeries?' 'Is this all about making money?' And that was bothering me. He’s lived a life the last 25 years—and I don’t know if it was both he and Kris or mainly Kris—it seemed like their lifestyle was about money; that’s why it came to my mind.
Kris Jenner shared. Reality % 20TV % 20Star % 0A KIM KARDASHIAN'S SEX TAPE WAS' DEVASTATING' SAYS MOM KRIS JENNER Of course not everyone is a fan of the Kardashian/Jenners, and the momager complimented her daughters for handling criticism well. They've got really thick skin, kim leads the pack. She's the queen of the thick skin. In June Kim was mommy-shamed for a picture of her son, Saint West, in a facing forward car seat, which could put a child at risk. But she got far more scrutiny during her traumatic 2016 robbery in Paris. Kris Jenner offered insight as to why they decided to share Kardashian-West’s Paris robbery on the long running reality series. So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had for the last decade followed every moment of her life and so then she felt like it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened.
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