variants: or qere \ kəˈrē \ or less commonly qre \ ˈkrē \
plural -s

Definition of kere

: 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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History and Etymology for kere

Hebrew qĕrī imperative of qārā' to read

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“Kere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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