Uruk

adjective
\ ˈu̇rək \

Definition of Uruk

: of or relating to a Sumerian early Bronze Age culture characterized by temples of stone, sculpture in the round, writing on clay, engraved cylinder seals, and plain red or gray pottery often having a polished surface

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History and Etymology for Uruk

from Uruk (Erech), ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates in Babylonia (now Warka, locality in southeastern Iraq), site of the culture's remains

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“Uruk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uruk. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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