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Ur



Pronunciation: (ûr, oor), [key]
n.
an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates, in S Iraq: extensive excavations, esp. of royal tombs.

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var. of uro- 1 : uranalysis.

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var. of uro- 2 before a vowel: urite.

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(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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • Ur (Thesaurus)
  • Ur (Encyclopedia)

 

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