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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From bra-ket notation invented by Paul Dirac.

Noun

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  1. (physics) A vector, in Hilbert space, that represents the state of a quantum mechanical system; the complex conjugate of a bra; a ket vector.

Etymology 2

Compare Icelandic kjöt (flesh); akin to Swedish kött and Danish kjöd. The use of the term ket for "candy" or "sweets" probably derived from its use to describe sweet meats or as a deterrent to children.

Noun

Singular
ket

Plural
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  1. (Northern England) Carrion; any filth.
  2. (Northumbrian) Sweetmeats.
  3. (Geordie) A sweet, treat or candy.

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Breton

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ked/ before a vowel.
  • IPA: /ke/ before a consonant.

Adverb

ket

  1. not
    N'ouzon ket petra eo. — I don't know what it is.

Usage notes

Together with ne: ne ... ket. This is the same structure as French ne ... pas.

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