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See also: kūru

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Fore, literally meaning ‘shaking death’.

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kuru (uncountable)

  1. A chronic, progressive, fatal central nervous system disease found mainly among the Fore and neighboring peoples of New Guinea, caused by a prion that probably resembles the scrapie agent of sheep, transmissible to nonhuman primates, and believed to be transmitted by ritual cannibalism.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 273:
      By the kate 1950s, kuru was the leading cause of death among Fore women, and it had killed so many that men outnumbered women by three to one.

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VerbEdit

kuru

  1. imperative of kuri

FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kuʀuq (compare Chamorro hulu, Indonesian guruh, Malay guruh).

NounEdit

kuru (plural kurukuru)

  1. thunder (sound caused by a lightning)

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ku‧ru

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. (geography) gorge, gulch (narrow v-shaped valley)
  2. canyon
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. (pathology) kuru.
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RomanizationEdit

kuru

  1. rōmaji reading of くる

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

kuru

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of kurt

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NounEdit

kuru

  1. accusative singular of kura
  2. instrumental singular of kura

MaoriEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. breadfruit

PitjantjatjaraEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. wife

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. worm

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic kurıg.

AdjectiveEdit

kuru (comparative daha kuru, superlative en kuru)

  1. dry
  2. a very slim person
  3. depleted

Superlatives: Specifics belong to the object and are relative to itself, its own states: kuru, pek kuru, kup kuru. (Turkish has non indo-european workings as a lang. daha ~, en ~ are more of direct translation, begging: "in relation to what?").

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