ugaritian

Ugaritic

[oo-guh-rit-ik, yoo-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
Also, Ugaritian [oo-guh-rish-uhn, yoo-] . the Semitic language of the Ugaritic people, related to hebrew and Phoenician and written in a cuneiform alphabet having 30 characters.

Origin:
1935–40; Ugarit + -ic

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Ugaritic (ˌuːɡəˈrɪtɪk)
 
n
1.  an extinct Semitic language of N Syria
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this language
 
[C19: after Ugarit (modern name: Ras Shamra), an ancient Syrian city-state]

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