See also: kūru

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Fore, literally meaning ‘shaking death’.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AjiëEdit

VerbEdit

kuru

  1. sleep

ReferencesEdit

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. dative singular of kur
  2. locative singular of kur

EsperantoEdit

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
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kuru (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kuru kurut
genitive kurun kurujen
partitive kurua kuruja
illative kuruun kuruihin
singular plural
nominative kuru kurut
accusative nom. kuru kurut
gen. kurun
genitive kurun kurujen
partitive kurua kuruja
inessive kurussa kuruissa
elative kurusta kuruista
illative kuruun kuruihin
adessive kurulla kuruilla
ablative kurulta kuruilta
allative kurulle kuruille
essive kuruna kuruina
translative kuruksi kuruiksi
instructive kuruin
abessive kurutta kuruitta
comitative kuruineen
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. (pathology) kuru.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of kuru (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kuru
genitive kurun
partitive kurua
illative kuruun
singular plural
nominative kuru
accusative nom. kuru
gen. kurun
genitive kurun
partitive kurua
inessive kurussa
elative kurusta
illative kuruun
adessive kurulla
ablative kurulta
allative kurulle
essive kuruna
translative kuruksi
instructive
abessive kurutta
comitative

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kuru

  1. rōmaji reading of くる

LatvianEdit

PronounEdit

kuru

  1. accusative singular masculine form of kurš
  2. instrumental singular masculine form of kurš
  3. genitive plural masculine form of kurš
  4. accusative singular feminine form of kurš
  5. instrumental singular feminine form of kurš
  6. genitive plural feminine form of kurš

VerbEdit

kuru

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of kurt

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kuru

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

MaoriEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. breadfruit

Ngan'gityemerriEdit

NounEdit

kuru

  1. (Ngan'gimerri) water

SynonymsEdit

  • kuri (Ngan'gikurunggurr)

ReferencesEdit

  • Darrell T. Tryon, An introduction to Maranungku (Northern Australia) (1970) (quoted online in ASJP)

PitjantjatjaraEdit

NounEdit

kuru

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

kuru m (uncountable)

  1. kuru (central nervous system disease among the Fore people)

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

AntonymsEdit

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