Complete Definition of "ur-"

English

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Etymology
From German Ur-, originally from Old High German, ir-, or ur-#Old High German|ur- meaning thoroughly.<ref name="Webster">Ur-, in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.</ref>

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÊÉ/, /ÉË/

Prefix
ur-

  1. Forming words with the sense of âproto-, primitive, originalâ.

#*2003, John Adcox, 'Can Fantasy be Myth? Mythopoeia and The Lord of the Rings', The Newsletter of the Mythic Imagination Institute1:
#*:"Some stories reach deeper, into the most primal and profound truths. They mirror, in new and original ways, the Ur-myth, the act of creation itself."
#*2007, Max Rodenbeck, âLebanon's Agonyâ, New York Review of Books, vol. 54 no. 11:
#*:"...Lebanon ultimately remains hostage to the regional ur-conflict over Palestine."

Translations

German: Ur-#German|Ur-

Derived terms
top2
ur-form
ur-myth
mid2
ur-Hamlet
Urtext
bottom2

Category:English prefixes


Old High German

Prefix
ur-

  1. thoroughly<ref name=Webster />

Derived terms
Ur-#German|Ur-

References
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Category:Old High German language

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