kere

noun

ke·​re
variants or qere
kəˈrē
or less commonly qre
ˈkrē
plural -s
: a reading that in the traditional Jewish mode of reading the Jewish Scriptures is substituted for one actually standing in the consonantal text, with the consonants of the word or phrase to be read being usually given in the margin and the vowel points if the text is vocalized being inserted in the text

called also keri

compare kethib

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew qĕrī imperative of qārā' to read

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“Kere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kere. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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