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Ur

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geographical name \ˈər, ˈu̇r\

Definition of Ur

  1. city of ancient Sumer; site in S Iraq NW of Basra




1

ur-

combining form

Definition of ur-

  1. 1 :  urine <uric>

  2. 2 :  urinary tract <urology>

  3. 3 :  urinary and <urogenital>

  4. 4 :  urea <uracil>



Variants of ur-

or uro-

Origin of ur-

New Latin, from Greek our-, ouro-, from ouron urine, from ourein to urinate — more at urine


2

ur-

combining form

Definition of ur-

  1. :  tail <uropod>



Variants of ur-

or uro-

Origin of ur-

New Latin, from Greek our-, ouro-, from oura tail — more at ass


3

ur-

prefix, often capitalized \ˈu̇r\

Definition of ur-

  1. 1 :  original :  primitive <ur-form>

  2. 2 :  original version of <urtext>

  3. 3 :  prototypical :  arch- <ur-anticommunist>



Origin of ur-

German, from Old High German ir-, ur- thoroughly (perfective prefix) — more at abide


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