urtext

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ur- +‎ text.

Noun[edit]

urtext ‎(plural urtexts)

  1. A primitive, seminal, or prototypical example of an artistic genre or the basis of an ideological movement.
  2. (music) The original version of a piece of music, as created by the composer.