Kere: 3 definitions


Kere means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Kere (“tank”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Kere) are described as being of the Brāhman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kere (ಕೆರೆ):—

1) [verb] to mark, break or cut the surface of slightly with or as with a nail or nails; to scratch.

2) [verb] to tear or dig with or as with the nails or claws.

3) [verb] to lightly scratch (the itching part of the skin).

4) [verb] to cut off and dress the hair; to shave.

5) [verb] to grind (as coconut) into shreds by rubbing or scraping; to grate.

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Kere (ಕೆರೆ):—

1) [noun] a natural or artificial pool or pond used for water storage; a water tank.

2) [noun] ಕೆರೆಕಡೆಗೆ ಹೋಗು [kerekadege hogu] kere kaḍege hōgu (vulgar) to go out for evacuate one’s bowels; ಕೆರೆ ಭಾವಿಯನ್ನು ನೋಡಿಕೊ [kere bhaviyannu nodiko] kere bhāviyannu nōḍiko (fig.) to plan to commit suicide by drowning in water; ಕೆರೆಯ ನೀರನ್ನು ಕೆರೆಗೆ ಚೆಲ್ಲು [kereya nirannu kerege cellu] kereya nīrannu kerege cellu (prov.) spend what one gets from the society for its good (instead of for one’s selfish purpose); ಏಳು ಕೆರೆಯ ನೀರನ್ನು ಕುಡಿದಿರು [elu kereya nirannu kudidiru] ēḷu kereya nīrannu kuḍidiru (fig.) to have wide and practical experience (in dealing with different types of people); ಕೆರೆಯ ಮುಂದೆ ಅರವಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೇ [kereya mumde aravattigeye]? kereya munde aravaṭṭigeyē? (prov.) to do something useless; to dig the well at the river; 2. under the sun, do you need a small lamp?.

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Kere (ಕೆರೆ):—[noun] a number of cattle feeding, living or being driven together; a herd.

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Keṟe (ಕೆಱೆ):—[noun] a natural or artificial pool or pond used for water storage; a water tank.

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Kēre (ಕೇರೆ):—[noun] the non-poisonous snake Ptyas mucosus; rat-snake.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kere (केरे):—[kere / ke re] indecl. the word used with question when one does not understand/hear other's words;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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