a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.
a Malayan and Indonesian stabbing or slashing knife with a scalloped edge Also called crease, creese
a rare spelling of kris
short Malay dagger with a wavy blade, 1570s, said to be a Javanese word.
[krish-nuh] /ˈkrɪʃ nə/ noun 1. 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. 2. Informal. . 3. Formerly Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. 800 miles (1290 km) […]
- 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.”