Ur definition

ûr, o͝or
A city of ancient Sumer in southern Mesopotamia on a site in present-day southeast Iraq. One of the oldest cities in Mesopotamia, it was an important center of Sumerian culture after c. 3000 bc and is mentioned in the Bible as the birthplace of Abraham. The city declined after the sixth century bc .
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Original; prototypical.

Ur-feminist; ur-language.

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Original, primitive.
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(place) Ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates River, in what is now S Iraq.
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Ur is defined as original.

An example of ur used as a prefix is ur-civilization, the beginning of a civilization.

An example of ur used as a prefix is in the word urlanguage, meaning the original language.

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(initialism) Of underlying representation, a concept in phonology and morphophonology.
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Origin of ur

  • Ger: akin to Goth us, ON ōr, out of, from, OE or-, early

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From German ur– original Ursprache

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition