Definitions for ur-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Urɜr, ʊər(n.)

  1. an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates, in what is now S Iraq.

    Category: Ancient History, Geography (places), Archaeology


  1. var. of uro-1:


    Category: Affix


  1. a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon:

    ur-civilization; urtext.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of ur-:

< G ur-, MHG, OHG


  1. ur-(Prefix)

    Forming words with the sense of u2018proto-, primitive, originalu2019.

Translations for ur-

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or belonging to the first ages of history

primeval forests.

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