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Kesh

noun
  1. the beard and uncut hair, covered by the turban, traditionally worn by Sikhs as a symbol of their religious and cultural loyalty, symbolizing the natural lifeSee also five Ks

Word Origin

Punjabi keś
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Examples from the Web for kesh

Historical Examples

  • Can his Majesty of Kesh complain if he is made judge in his own cause?

    Morning Star

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Well, that King of Kesh is old and feeble, and you have a claim upon his crown.

    Morning Star

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Along with him we find pictures of a goddess called Kedesh and Kesh.

    Patriarchal Palestine

    Archibald Henry Sayce

  • Since the Azbegs were in possession of Samarkand, we left Kesh and went in the direction of ir.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • In Kesh lay Bq Tarkhn with 1000 to 2000 men, in a position to join us after a couple of days.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan