variants: or uro-

Definition of ur- 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : urine uric

2 : urinary tract urology

3 : urinary and urogenital

4 : urea uracil

variants: or uro-

Definition of ur- (Entry 2 of 4)

: tail uropod

ur-

prefix, often capitalized
\ˈu̇r\

Definition of ur- (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : original : primitive ur-form

2 : original version of urtext

3 : prototypical : arch- ur-anticommunist

Ur

geographical name
\ˈər, ˈu̇r\

Definition of Ur (Entry 4 of 4)

city of ancient Sumer

Note: The site of Ur is northwest of Basra in southern Iraq.

History and Etymology for ur-

Combining form (1)

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

Combining form (2)

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

Prefix

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

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