Meaning of 闕ける in Japanese

It seems that 闕ける(keru) is an inflection of * with the following forms:
  • けり form.
  1. Words

Definition of 闕ける

  1. (v1, vi) to be chipped; to be damaged; to be broken

    奥歯が欠けました。
    My back tooth has chipped.

  2. to be lacking; to be missing

    夢に欠けている主な事は首尾一貫性である。
    The main thing that dreams lack is consistency.

  3. to be insufficient; to be short; to be deficient; to be negligent toward

    メアリーは思いやりに欠けている。
    Mary is lacking in delicacy.

  4. (of the moon) to wane; to go into eclipse
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