Definitions

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  • prefix Forming words with the sense of ‘proto-, primitive, original’.

Etymologies

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From German ur-, originally from Old High German ir-, ur- ("thoroughly"),, from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”), from Proto-Indo-European *uds- (“up, out”). Cognate with Dutch oer-, English or-. Compare or-.

Examples

  • And Mr. Buckner's best-known moment—a game-ending fielding error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, after which his Red Sox lost to the Mets in Game 7—can be seen as sort of the ur-"Larry David moment."

    Showing His Enthusiasm

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