urgrund

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ûr gro͞ont

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

urgrund (plural urgrunds)

  1. basis, foundation, primary principle, cause, or factor; a primal cause or ultimate cosmic principle
    • 2011, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, page 278:
      — the divine agony at opposition between the urgrund and physical nature, and the process —

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