[yoo r-uh s]

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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noun plural uruses
  1. 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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