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Ugaritic

[oo-guh-rit-ik, yoo-] /ˌu gəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌyu-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
Also, Ugaritian
[oo-guh-rish-uh n, yoo-] /ˌu gəˈrɪʃ ən, ˌyu-/ (Show IPA)
. the Semitic language of the Ugaritic people, related to Hebrew and Phoenician and written in a cuneiform alphabet having 30 characters.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; Ugarit + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for ugaritian

Ugaritic

/ˌuːɡəˈrɪtɪk/
noun
1.
an extinct Semitic language of N Syria
adjective
2.
of or relating to this language
Word Origin
C19: after Ugarit (modern name: Ras Shamra), an ancient Syrian city-state
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Word Origin and History for ugaritian

Ugaritic

1936, "pertaining to Ugarit," ancient city of northern Syria, and especially to the language first discovered there 1929 by Claude Schaeffer, from Ugarit, which probably is ultimately from Sumerian ugaru "field."

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