- of or relating to Ugarit, its people, or their language.
- Also U·ga·ri·tian [oo-guh-rish-uh n, 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
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- an extinct Semitic language of N Syria
- of or relating to this language
C19: after Ugarit (modern name: Ras Shamra), an ancient Syrian city-state
Word Origin and History for 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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper