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 (ûr, o͝or) Known in biblical times as Ur of the Chal·dees (kăl′dēz′, kăl-dēz′)
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.


(Placename) an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates


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(ɜr, ʊər)

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


var. of uro-1: uremia.


(sometimes cap.)
a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon: ur-civilization; urtext.
[< German ur-, Middle High German, Old High German]
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Noun1.Ur - an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates RiverUr - an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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Kanina, del verbo bribri kanir, es "la llegada del alba por el lado del mar" para los bribris da Lari, Uren y Coen, en Talamanca; para los de Salitre, Yuavin y Cavagra de Buenos Aires, "la claridad que desciende de los altos picos de la Cordillera".