Definition of urtext in English:

urtext

Syllabification: ur·text
Pronunciation: /ˈo͝orˌtekst
 
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noun (plural urtexte /-ˌtekstə/ 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.

Origin

from German.

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