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Meaning of Ur

Ur

Pronunciation: (ûr, oor), [key]
  1. an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates, in S Iraq: extensive excavations, esp. of royal tombs.

ur-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofuranalysis.

ur-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. of before a vowel: urite.

ur-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon: ur-civilization; urtext.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • ur (Thesaurus)