- variant of uro-1: uranalysis.
- variant of uro-2 before a vowel: urite.
- a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon: ur-civilization; urtext.
Origin of ur-3
< German ur-, Middle High German, Old High German; cognate with Old English or-
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- original, primitiveUrsprache
Word Origin and History for ur-
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- Variant ofuro-
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