kere perpetuum

kere per·​pe·​tu·​um | \ -pə(r)ˈpechəwəm \

Definition of kere perpetuum

: a kere which is always substituted for a particular word in the Hebrew Bible and whose consonants are not written in the margin but are supplied by the reader from memory

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History and Etymology for kere perpetuum

New Latin, literally, perpetual kere

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“Kere perpetuum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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