Word History


Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ūro aurochs — more at aurochs

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urus was in 1601

Dictionary Entries Near urus

Cite this Entry

“Urus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urus. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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