kuru

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Fore, literally meaning ‘shaking death’.

Pronunciation[edit]

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
Declension[edit]
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 kurulleˣ kuruilleˣ
essive kuruna kuruina
translative kuruksi kuruiksi
instructive kuruin
abessive kurutta kuruitta
comitative kuruineen
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru

  1. (pathology) kuru.
Declension[edit]
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 kurulleˣ
essive kuruna
translative kuruksi
instructive
abessive kurutta
comitative

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kuru

  1. rōmaji reading of くる

Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuru m (uncountable)

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

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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