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kris

or kriss

[krees] /kris/
noun
1.

creese

or crease, kris

[krees] /kris/
noun
1.
a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.
Origin of creese
1570-1580
1570-80; < Malay kəris (spelling keris)
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  • Hassim, with an alert movement, grasped the handle of his kris.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • Some of them had matchlocks, but the greater part of them only spear and kris.

  • Harry and Abdool had both armed themselves with a kris and spear.

  • This is for—for your mother; only an envelope from kris to her.

    Mr. Kris Kringle S. Weir Mitchell
  • I am only armed with a kris, and have no spear as thou hast,' he said.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
British Dictionary definitions for kris

kris

/krɪs/
noun
1.
a Malayan and Indonesian stabbing or slashing knife with a scalloped edge Also called crease, creese
Word Origin
C16: from Malay kris

creese

/kriːs/
noun
1.
a rare spelling of kris
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Word Origin and History for kris
n.

short Malay dagger with a wavy blade, 1570s, said to be a Javanese word.

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