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kris

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Pronunciation: /kriːs
 
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(also archaic creese)

Definition of kris in English:

noun

A Malay or Indonesian dagger with a wavy-edged blade.
Example sentences
  • If a powerful spirit has possessed them, and if the blessing is successful, the kris will not penetrate and they will not bleed.
  • There is often a mass killing that ends the performance as each person takes out a kris, the short zig-zag bladed knife, and stabs his own body.
  • As Schama notes, the dagger used to puncture the hero's eye in the Blinding of Samson, one of Rembrandt's most dramatic history paintings, is a Javanese kris.

Origin

late 16th century: based on Malay keris.

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