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  1. Forming words with the sense of "proto-, primitive, original".
    • 2003, John Adcox, 'Can Fantasy be Myth? Mythopoeia and The Lord of the Rings', The Newsletter of the Mythic Imagination Institutehttp://www.mythicjourneys.org/passages/septoct2003/newsletterp8.html:
    • :"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, "Lebanon's Agony", New York Review of Books, vol. 54 no. 11:
    • :"...Lebanon ultimately remains hostage to the regional conflict over Palestine."
Translations: 
  • German: Ur-
    1. German, Ur-
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>

Derived Terms: (top2)
  • ur-form
  • ur-myth
    (mid2)
  • ur-Hamlet
  • Urtext
    (bottom2)

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