Ugaritic

[ oo-guh-rit-ik, yoo- ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to Ugarit, its people, or their language.

noun
  1. Also U·ga·ri·tian [oo-guh-rish-uhn, yoo-]. /ˌu gəˈrɪʃ ən, ˌyu-/. the Semitic language of the Ugaritic people, related to Hebrew and Phoenician and written in a cuneiform alphabet having 30 characters.

Origin of Ugaritic

1
First recorded in 1935–40; Ugarit + -ic

Words Nearby Ugaritic

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British Dictionary definitions for Ugaritic

Ugaritic

/ (ˌuːɡəˈrɪtɪk) /


noun
  1. an extinct Semitic language of N Syria

adjective
  1. of or relating to this language

Origin of Ugaritic

1
C19: after Ugarit (modern name: Ras Shamra), an ancient Syrian city-state

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