noun, plural Kets, (especially collectively) Ket for 1.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. variant of keto- before a vowel: ketene. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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