Definitions for urɜr, ʊər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ur(noun)

    an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River


  1. ur(Pronoun)


  2. ur(Contraction)

    you're, you are

  3. ur(Interjection)

    Expressing hesitation or inarticulacy; er, um.

  4. Ur(ProperNoun)

    An ancient city in Mesopotamia.

  5. Origin: From ūruz. This root survives in the modern English aurochs, hence its meaning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ur(noun)

    alt. of Ure


  1. Ur

    Ur was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate. Once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, Ur is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres from Nasiriyah. The city dates from the Ubaid period circa 3800 BC, and is recorded in written history as a City State from the 26th century BC, its first recorded king being Mesh-Ane-pada. The city's patron deity was Nanna, the Sumerian and Akkadian moon god, and the name of the city is in origin derived from the god's name, URIM2KI being the classical Sumerian spelling of LAK-32.UNUGKI, literally "the abode of Nanna". The site is marked by the ruins of the Ziggurat of Ur, which contained the shrine of Nanna, excavated in the 1930s. The temple was built in the 21st century BC, during the reign of Ur-Nammu and was reconstructed in the 6th century BC by Nabonidus, the Assyrian born last king of Babylon. The ruins cover an area of 1,200 metres northwest to southeast by 800 metres northeast to southwest and rise up to about 20 metres above the present plain level.

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