kere

noun ke·re
variants: or qere \kəˈrē\ or less commonly qre \ˈkrē\

Definition of kere

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

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Origin and Etymology of kere

Hebrew qĕrī imperative of qārā' to read


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