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Meaning of "kuru" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KURU

From a native name.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KURU

kuru  [ˈkʊruː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KURU

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adjective
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kuru is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KURU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kuru

Kuru may refer to: ▪ Kuru River, a river in Sudan ▪ Kuru Kingdom, a powerful Indo-Aryan tribe and kingdom during the Vedic period and later a republic during the Mahajanapada period in India ▪ Kuru, an Indo-Aryan ethnic group ▪ Kuru, a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy associated with the cannibalistic funeral practices of the Fore people ▪ Kuru, part of African mythology ▪ Kuru, Finland, municipality ▪ Kuru, Iran ▪ Kuru, Nigeria ▪ Kuru, Ida-Viru County, village in Iisaku Parish, Ida-Viru County, Estonia ▪ Kuru, Lääne-Viru County, village in Tapa Parish, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia ▪ Kuru, a traditional Bhutanese sport ▪ HMAS Kuru, an Australian patrol boat operational between 1938 and 1943 ▪ S/S Kuru, a Finnish lake steamer ▪ KURU, a radio station licensed to serve Silver City, New Mexico, United States...

Definition of kuru in the English dictionary

The definition of kuru in the dictionary is a degenerative disease of the nervous system, restricted to certain tribes in New Guinea, marked by loss of muscular control and thought to be caused by a slow virus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KURU


Andrew
ˈændruː
breakthrough
ˈbreɪkˌθruː
brew
bruː
click-through
ˈklɪkˌθruː
crew
kruː
cru
kruː
drew
druː
grew
ɡruː
guru
ˈɡʊruː
Hebrew
ˈhiːbruː
Nauru
nɑːˈuːruː
Peru
pəˈruː
roo
ruː
roux
ruː
rue
ruː
screw
skruː
threw
θruː
through
θruː
thru
θruː
true
truː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KURU

kurdaitcha shoes
Kurdestan
Kurdish
Kurdistan
Kure
kurfuffle
Kurgan
kuri
Kuril Islands
Kurile Islands
Kurland
Kurosawa
Kuroshio
kurrajong
kursaal
Kursk
kurta
kurtosis
kurvey
kurveyor

WORDS THAT END LIKE KURU

ahuru
ahuruhuru
Bahru
Bengaluru
Cymru
drive-thru
ecru
kauru
koru
Kota Bharu
lifestyle guru
Maseru
Nakuru
Nehru
ru
ruru
Timaru
tumatakuru
uhuru
Uluru

Synonyms and antonyms of kuru in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kuru» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KURU

Find out the translation of kuru to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kuru from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kuru» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

库鲁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kuru
570 millions of speakers

English

kuru
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुरु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كورو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

куру
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kuru
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Kuru
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kuru
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kuru
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クールー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쿠루
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kuru
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kuru
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुरु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kuru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kuru
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kuru
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

куру
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kuru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

kuru
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kuru
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kuru
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kuru
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kuru

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KURU»

The term «kuru» is very widely used and occupies the 18.659 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KURU» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «kuru» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «kuru» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kuru

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KURU»

Discover the use of kuru in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kuru and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands
Kuru, a fatal neurological disease thought to be transmitted through cannibalism, is examined in the Fore, a New Guinea people afflicted with the disease, who believe it to be caused by sorcery.
Shirley Lindenbaum, 1979
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The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists Into ...
" "The Collectors of Lost Souls tells the story of the resilience of the Fore through this devastating plague, their transformation into modern people, and their compelling attraction for a throng of eccentric and adventurous scientists and ...
Warwick Anderson, 2008
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The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, ...
Robert Klitzman helped establish the links between these rituals and kuru. What he discovered has provided keys to understanding the mysterious Mad Cow Disease, which may become the world's next major epidemic.
Robert Klitzman, 2007
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Kuru Trap: The Forbidden Blood
The American spaceship captain's mysterious daughter, Neelam, whom he had illegally stowed away with him on his journey to Mars, joins two alien teenagers in their battle to free themselves from the thought control of a mysterious power on ...
Soma Vira, 1997
5
Secularism and State Policies Toward Religion: The United ...
Comparing policy in America, France, and Turkey, this book analyzes the impact of ideological struggles on public policies toward religion.
Ahmet T. Kuru, 2009
6
Laughing Death: The Untold Story of Kuru
Also the task is to evaluate and assess, and to decide whether the work is a novel, or a book of memoirs, or a parody, or a lampoon, or a variation on imaginative themes, or psychological study; and to establish its predominant ...
Vincent Zigas, 1990
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Prions in Humans and Animals
It was later determined that the experimental incubation period for kuru was consistently longer than for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) [13]; (see Chapter 41). 13.4 Clinical signs and course of disease A surprisingly uniform picture of clinical ...
Beat Hörnlimann, Detlev Riesner, Hans A. Kretzschmar, 2007
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Science: Factor-Kuru
This six-volume set covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.
K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, 2004
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Cook Islands Maori Dictionary
Kua 'itonga te kuru i te papaia e te maoake. The breadfruit were bruised through being banged about by the north-east winds; Kua 'a 'aki kuru au na matou. I've picked us some breadfruit; E tanu koe i tena 'uri kuru ki te pae i te 'are. Plant that ...
Jasper Buse, Raututi Taringa, Bruce Biggs, 1995
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Deadly Feasts: Tracking The Secrets Of A Terrifyin
Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France -- and that has already been ...
Richard Rhodes, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KURU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kuru is used in the context of the following news items.
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Club Notes: July 19
Family members are welcome. Attendance and parking are free. For details, contact Nicole Kuru at nicole.kuru@dm.duke.edu or 919-681-8709 ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
2
Humility and faith
Besides Lord Krishna the king of Dwaraka was a common cousin of the Kuru princes. Hence Duryodhana and Arjuna went to see him to seek ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
3
Mutation protected mice in study against prion disease
The researchers found the variant while studying survivors of a kuru epidemic that occurred in the 1950s among the Fore people of Papua New ... «American Veterinary Medical Association, Jul 15»
4
Ghanzi Has Potential for Tourism
He also said his organization has pledged its support for the Kuru Festival and vow to revive it to grow into international status. He said ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Gantsi has potential for tourism investment
... development of tourism enterprises that focus on the culture and heritage of the district through cultural festivals like the popular Kuru Festival ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
6
Long-Term Memories Maintained By Prion-Like Proteins
Paradoxically, it works in the same way as mechanisms that cause mad cow disease, kuru, and other degenerative brain diseases. «Science 2.0, Jul 15»
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CHARLOTTE MCPHERSON
The sulu yemekçi will offer you a range of casseroled meat with vegetables, the balık evi is a fish restaurant and the kuru fasulyeci will serve ... «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»
8
How your brain could trick you into lying without knowing it, and …
There are even some genes that are active in kuru that might play some role in Alzheimer's. Tribune News Service. This article appeared in the ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Graphic Novels and Film Inspire These Machines Are Winning's …
It's unsurprising, then, that the recent release of the haunting and extremely NSFW video for “KURU” — the foreboding title track to one of the ... «Dallas Observer, Jul 15»
10
Rare and deadly, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease remains a bit of a …
And they knew this was similar to what happened in the brain of people dying from kuru, a disease that had become an epidemic among the ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»

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