Origin of rural
Examples from the Web for non-rural
The Country Girl has no reason to be ashamed of the part she has borne in the non-rural world.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
British Dictionary definitions for non-rural
Word Origin for rural
Word Origin and History for non-rural
early 15c., from Old French rural (14c.), from Latin ruralis "of the countryside," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country," from PIE *reue- "to open; space" (see room (n.)).
In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]