See also: Keres, kérés, and kereş

Cornish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Brythonic *kėres (perhaps from a late Proto-Celtic *keresyā) borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Late Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry). Compare Welsh ceirios, Breton kerez.

Noun edit

keres f (singulative keresen)

  1. cherries

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From the same Proto-Finno-Ugric *kerä (round, turning; to turn, twist) stem as kerek, kerít, kerül + -s (frequentative verb-forming suffix). For the -s suffix, compare olvas (to read). Cognates include Finnish kierä (twisted), kiero (twisted).[1][2] For the change of meaning, compare kerget (to chase, pursue, possibly related) and Latin ambīre (to go round; solicit, strive) and circāre (to go about, traverse, wander)Italian cercare (to look for).[3]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɛrɛʃ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ke‧res
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃ

Verb edit


  1. (transitive) to look for; to seek; to search for
    Synonym: kutat
  2. (transitive) to earn (to receive payment for work)

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

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Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Entry #286 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.
  2. ^ keres in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)
  3. ^ keres in Gerstner, Károly (ed.). Új magyar etimológiai szótár. (’New Etymological Dictionary of Hungarian’). Beta version. Budapest, MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézet / Magyar Nyelvtudományi Kutatóközpont, 2011–2022. (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary). Language abbreviations

Further reading edit

  • keres in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Ladino edit

Verb edit

keres (Latin spelling)

  1. second-person singular present indicative of kerer