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Ur

 (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.
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Ur

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

UR

abbreviation for
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Ur

(ɜr, ʊər)

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

ur-1

,
var. of uro-1: uremia.

ur-3

,
(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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Haran died in the lifetime of his father Terah, in his native land, Ur of the Chaldeans. Abram and Nahor took to themselves wives, the name of Abram's wife being Sarai and that of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.
and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan."
When a fellow named Terah in Ur of the Chaldeans (later Babylon) has three sons, he has plenty of gods to choose from to entreat on his family's behalf.