urtext (plural urtexts)
- A primitive, seminal, or prototypical example of an artistic genre or the basis of an ideological movement.
2016 May 16, Johnathan Chait, “How Trump Has Revived the Republican Cult of Manliness”, in NYMag, retrieved December 1, 2017:
- The Weekly Standard ran an interminable series of essays lauding manliness and lamenting its demise at the hands of liberalism. Perhaps the Ur-text of this movement was a 2003 Jay Nordlinger op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.
- (music, linguistics, anthropology) The original version of a piece of music or text, as created by the composer or writer.