noun (plural urtexte /-ˌtekstə/ or urtexts)
An original or the earliest version of a text, to which later versions can be compared.
- 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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