koro

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See also: Koro, kōro, and korō

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay and Indonesian for "turtle."

Noun[edit]

koro (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) A delusional syndrome found in Malay and southern Chinese populations, characterized by a belief that the subject's penis will retract into the abdomen and cause death.

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoro/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ko‧ro

Noun[edit]

koro (accusative singular koron, plural koroj, accusative plural korojn)

  1. heart
  2. clapper (tongue of a bell)

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic (compare Tongan kolo).

Noun[edit]

koro

  1. village

Fur[edit]

Noun[edit]

koro (plurale tantum)

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Angelika Jakobi, A Fur Grammar: Phonology, Morphophonology, and Morphology (1990)
  • Arthur Charles Beaton, A grammar of the Fur language (1968)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

koro

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ころ

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

koro (used in the form koro-a)

  1. desire

Nama[edit]

Numeral[edit]

koro

  1. five

Rapa Nui[edit]

Noun[edit]

koro

  1. (archaic) father

Usage notes[edit]

Considered archaic; the following are preferred: