kuru—an exceedingly rare condition, kuru occurred at epidemic proportions among the Fore people of New Guinea in the 1950s.
I was employed as a cowherd in the service of those bulls of the kuru race, the sons of Pandu.
The ravine by which I ascended from kuru was very narrow and rugged.
My merits were known to that illustrious one, and the kuru king Yudhishthira was well-pleased with me.
We desire not to be overwhelmed in certain destruction living in the dominions of the kuru king.
O son of kuru race, there is no tirtha which is superior to Prithudaka.
O perpetuator of the kuru race, I would have pointed out these and other attendant evils!
As a spark of fire consumeth summer's parched and sapless wood, kuru's lordless, lifeless forces shall be angry Arjun's food!
And that mighty concourse, approaching the kuru hero, stood around him.
Therefore, do not desire to see my former shape, O perpetuator of the kuru race.
kuru ku·ru (kur'ōō)
A progressive, fatal spongiform encephalopathy, probably caused by a slow-acting virus, that is endemic to certain peoples of New Guinea and may be transmitted through cannibalism.
A rare, progressive, degenerative neurological disease found in certain peoples of New Guinea and associated with cannibalism. It is thought to be caused by a prion and results in a fatal encephalopathy. See Note at prion.