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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kef"ir
  1. An effervescent liquor like kumiss, made from fermented milk, used as a food and as a medicine in the northern Caucasus.
  2. A sour fermented milk drink, used in various regions of Asia, made by addition of Streptococcus or Lactobacillus cultures to cow's or goat's milk; it is considered by some as a form of yoghurt.

From Russian кефи́р (kefír); see there for more.

  1. A fermented milk drink from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, similar to yogurt but more liquid.

    kefir was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish

    Fun Facts about the name Kefir

    • How unique is the name Kefir? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Kefir was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Kefir: Your name in reverse order is Rifek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fkeir. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Kefir born Sep 12, 1955

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 700. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

    You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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