Definition of urtext in English:

urtext

Line breaks: ur¦text
Pronunciation: /ˈuːətɛkst
 
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noun (plural urtexte /-tə/ or urtexts)

An original or the earliest version of a text, to which later versions can be compared.
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  • What has often been touted, then, as the preeminent postmodern urtext actually represents a simultaneous attempt to reestablish the authority of the author, the center of the subject, and the literary traditions of an earlier period.

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