from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of Uruguay.


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  • We had two students, one from Hong Kong and one from Japan, one playing a violin and the other playing an uru, which is a two-string instrument that will do anything a violin will do, and the amazing thing is the two strings are tied together at the end.

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  • Te Ururoa Flavell: He aha ngā whakaaro o te Minita mō te whakapaunga o te tekau mā rima mano taara ki te tuku i te tauira kotahi ki te kura whai rawa ahakoa tokorua ngā tauira ka uru ki ngā kura nōhanga Māori mō taua tekau mā rima mano taara?


  • "Urushalim", in fact is a word of Canaanite-Amorite derivation; the prefix uru, meaning "founded by", and the suffix "salem" or "shalem" being the name of a Canaanite-Amorite deity.

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  • Thomas: But I kept your name for it, too, because I thought "uru" could be the metal it was made of.

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  • Amusingly enough, "uru" actually IS a word in a number of ancient languages, and some of them even have definitions that are pretty good for Thor (stuff like "great," "large," etc.).

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  • Mine uru hammer shall strike his ear again and again until the heavens gape wide and the earth heaves and trembles and yon foe cries, 'Yield!'

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  • After years of learning, the younger Zandi is finally comfortable bringing others to an uru (a D'ni word meaning "large gathering" or "grand community").

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  • Beholding the earth sinking from fear, the high-souled Kasyapa held her on his lap; and since the great Rishi held her on his lap (uru) therefore is the earth known by the name of

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • In Semitic times _Urra_ was pronounced _Uri_ and confounded with _uru_, "city"; as a geographical term, however, it was replaced by Akkadu (Akkad), the Semitic form of Agad [= e] -- written Akkattim in the Elamite inscriptions -- the name of the elder Sargon's capital, which must have stood close to Sippara, if indeed it was not a quarter of Sippara itself.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • According to the Assyrian syllabaries, uru and ur signify "city" (Hebrew ir).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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