from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The original text, as of a musical score or a literary work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A primitive, seminal, or prototypical example of an artistic genre or the basis of an ideological movement.
- n. The original version of a piece of music, as created by the composer.
German : ur-, original; see Ursprache + Text, text (from Middle High German, from Late Latin textus); see text.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ur- + text (Wiktionary)