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urus

[ yoor-uhs ]
/ ˈyʊər əs /
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noun, plural u·rus·es.

the aurochs.

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Origin of urus

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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British Dictionary definitions for urus

urus
/ (ˈjʊərəs) /

noun plural uruses

another name for the aurochs

Word Origin for urus

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