[krish-nuh] /ˈkrɪʃ nə/
Hinduism. an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Indian deities, who appears in the Bhagavad-Gita as the teacher of Arjuna.
Formerly Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. 800 miles (1290 km) long.
a male given name.
a river in S India, rising in the Western Ghats and flowing generally southeast to the Bay of Bengal. Length: 1300 km (800 miles) Also called Kistna
(Hinduism) the most celebrated of the Hindu deities, whose life story is told in the Mahabharata
eighth avatar of Vishnu, 1875, from Sanskrit krshnah, literally “the Black One,” from PIE *kers-no-, suffixed form of root *kers- “dark, dirty” (cf. Old Church Slavonic crunu, Russian coron, Serbo-Croatian crn, Czech cerny, Old Prussian krisnas “black,” Lithuanian kersas “black and white, variegated”).
- Krishna Menon
[men-uh n] /ˈmɛn ən/ noun 1. Vengalil Krishnan [ven-gah-leel krish-nuh n] /vɛnˈgɑ lil ˈkrɪʃ nən/ (Show IPA), 1897–1974, Indian politician and statesman. /ˈkriːʃnə ˈmɛnən/ noun 1. See Menon
[kris kring-guh l] /ˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl/ noun 1. . /ˌkrɪs ˈkrɪŋɡəl/ noun 1. (mainly US) another name for Santa Claus 1830, Christ-kinkle (in a Pennsylvania German context, and as a reminiscence of times past, so probably at least a generation older in that setting), from German Christkindlein, Christkind’l “Christ child.” Properly Baby Jesus, not Santa […]
[krees-tahl-nahkht] /krisˈtɑlˌnɑxt/ noun 1. a Nazi pogrom throughout Germany and Austria on the night of November 9–10, 1938, during which Jews were killed and their property destroyed. n. in reference to the pogrom of Nov. 9-10, 1938, in Germany and Austria; from German, literally “crystal night;” often translated as “Night of Broken Glass.”
[kri-stey-vuh] /krɪˈsteɪ və/ noun 1. Julia, born 1941, French literary theorist, critic, and psychoanalyst, born in Bulgaria. /krɪsˈteɪvə/ noun 1. Julia. born 1941, French semiotician, born in Bulgaria. Her works include La Révolution du langage poétique (1974), Histoires d’amour (1983), and the autobiographical novel Les Samourais (1990)