from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See protolanguage.
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- n. A proto-language.
German : ur-, original (from Middle High German, out of, from Old High German; see ud- in Indo-European roots) + Sprache, language, speech (from Middle High German sprāche, from Old High German sprāhha).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German, from ur- + Sprache ("language"). (Wiktionary)