urtext [ur-tekst, oo r-] Word Origin noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
- the original form of a , especially of a musical composition.
Origin of urtext First recorded in 1950–55;+ British Dictionary definitions for urtext Urtext noun
- the earliest form of a text as established by linguistic scholars as a basis for variants in later texts still in existence
- an edition of a musical score showing the composer’s intentions without later editorial interpolation
Word Origin for Urtext from ur- original + text