[yoo r-uh s]
- the aurochs.
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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Examples from the Web for urus
The asp was worshipped by the Egyptians under the name of urus.
It is thought by some that the Chillingham cattle are descendants of the urus.
For information concerning the wild cattle, see The Urus, p. 145.
The gigantic, unwieldy ox, the Urus of Caesar, has been extinct since Roman times.Gospel Philosophy
J. H. Ward
Some confusion has arisen as to the description and the names of the Urus and the Bison.Notes on the Fenland
T. McKenny Huges
- another name for the aurochs
C17: from ūrus, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ūr, Old Norse urr, Greek ouros aurochs
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