kuru

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Fore, literally meaning ‘shaking death’.

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Noun[edit]

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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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

kuru

  1. imperative of kuri

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kuru (plural kurukuru)

  1. thunder (sound caused by a lightning)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ku‧ru

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

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

Noun[edit]

kuru

  1. (pathology) kuru.
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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kuru

  1. rōmaji reading of くる

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

kuru

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of kurt

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

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

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

  1. breadfruit

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

  1. wife

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

  1. worm

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic kurıg.

Adjective[edit]

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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