- a member of an indigenous people of central Siberia, living in widely dispersed communities on tributaries of the Yenisei River, between 60° and 67° N latitude.
- the Yeniseian language of the Ket, related only to several now extinct languages of the upper Yenisei.
Origin of Ket
< Russian < Ket: Ket, man, human being
Also called Yenisei Ostyak.
- variant of keto- before a vowel: ketene.
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Examples from the Web for ket
Ket Bogha stopped pacing and pointed a stubby finger at Qutuz.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
Pierrotin took Rougeot by the bridle and gave that guttural cry, "Ket, ket!"A Start in Life
Honore de Balzac
"Ket, you're the humanest thing I've seen since I left home," she said wistfully.The Quirt
The note of social equality is struck by Ket throughout the rising.The Rise of the Democracy
So Logary arose and said, "Ket shall never carve the boar for all of us."