Definitions

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  • n. basis, foundation, primary principle, cause, or factor; a primal cause or ultimate cosmic principle

Etymologies

From German Urgrund ("the very basis", literally "original ground"), equivalent to ur- +‎ ground. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe you don't need the spirits and souls as non-material substances (surely an oxymoron); suppose you can just ... tap into the urgrund, datamine it, upload the personality pattern of, say, an early Christian called Thomas, replete with koinos Greek vocabulary ... if you're someone like Phil Dick, that is.

    THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART ONE

  • That urgrund is, I guess, the Vellum of my first book.

    THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART ONE

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  • urgrund: basis; primary principle, cause or factor.

    Other words with ur- urtext, ursprache

    December 4, 2011

  • This is something like the sound I make first thing in the morning.

    February 11, 2009

  • The Urgrund (out old high German “ur�?: out, initially and “reason�?) designates creative first, which holds and from itself brings the diversity out of the world mystisch. Changing designations in German with similar purchase are as origin, Ungrund, abyss.

    via google.com/translate

    June 8, 2007

  • Der Urgrund (aus althochdeutsch "ur": aus, anfänglich und "Grund") bezeichnet das schöpferische Erste, das die Mannigfaltigkeit der Welt mystisch in sich birgt und aus sich hervorbringt. Wechselnde Bezeichnungen im Deutschen mit ähnlichem Bezug finden sich als Ursprung, Ungrund, Abgrund.

    June 8, 2007