ur-(redirected from Ur-myth)
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Variant of uro-1.
Variant of uro-2.
Original; prototypical: ur-feminist; ur-language.
[From German ur-, original; see Ursprache.]
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original, primitive: Ursprache.
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an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates, in what is now S Iraq.
var. of uro-1: uremia.
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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