kris

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See also: Kris and křis

English[edit]

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An Indonesian kris

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay keris. Doublet of kalis. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580.

Noun[edit]

kris (plural krises or krisses)

  1. A traditional Indonesian or Malay dagger having a tapering serpentine blade.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 292:
      Anne Talbot looked demurely ravishing, as was her intention, in a very low-cut evening frock of bottle-green, choker of Kelantan silver, earrings in the shape of krises.
  2. A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.

Verb[edit]

kris (third-person singular simple present krises, present participle krising or krissing, simple past and past participle krised or krissed)

  1. (transitive) To stab with a kris.
    • 1901, George Manville Fenn, Running Amok: A Story of Adventure, page 100:
      [...] when I was a boy, but Rajah Sul and Sultan Abdel krissed and speared all the poor people and burned the campongs.
    • 2017, John D. Greenwood, Forbidden Hill (Monsoon Books, →ISBN):
      One Malay seaman had resisted the rattan halter––he had been krissed to death on the spot and thrown overboard.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Javanese keris (ꦏꦼꦫꦶꦱ꧀), from Old Javanese ngiris (ꦔꦶꦫꦶꦱ꧀).

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Noun[edit]

kris f or m (plural krissen)

  1. kris (Indonesian or Malay with a wavy blade)

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Byzantine Greek κρίσις (krísis, judgement, decision).

Noun[edit]

kris f (plural krisa)

  1. law, rule

References[edit]

  • Mozes F. Heinschink; Michael Teichmann (November 2002), “Kris”, in ROMBASE Cultural Database[1], Wien, archived from the original on 19 August 2021, retrieved 25 August 2021

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kris, creese, from Malay.

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krȋs m (Cyrillic spelling кри̑с)

  1. kris

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kris c

  1. crisis (unstable situation in political, social, economic or military affairs)

Declension[edit]

Declension of kris 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kris krisen kriser kriserna
Genitive kris krisens krisers krisernas

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