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urus

[ yoor-uhs ]

noun

, plural u·rus·es.
  1. the aurochs.


urus

/ ˈjʊərəs /

noun

  1. another name for the aurochs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of urus1

1595–1605; < Latin ūrus a kind of wild ox (cognate with Greek oûros ) < Germanic; compare Old English, Old High German ūr, Old Norse ūrr

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Word History and Origins

Origin of urus1

C17: from ūrus, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ūr, Old Norse urr, Greek ouros aurochs

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Example Sentences

The urus, or aurochs, is the same animal as the common bull, in his wild and natural state.

The urus or aurochs, is the same animal as our common bull, in his wild and natural state.

In the forests of Poland and Lithuania the urus, a species of wild ox, is still occasionally met with.

The question now arises, What is the distinction between the ancient Urus and our modern cattle?

A sacred urus of gold hung down from her neck, separating the half-bared breasts.

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