Definitions for ugariticˌu gəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
U•ga•rit•icˌu gəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌyu-(adj.)
of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language.
(n.)the western Semitic language of the inhabitants of Ugarit, written in a cuneiform alphabet.
Origin of Ugaritic:
an extinct Semitic language of northern Syria
Of or pertaining to the ancient city of Ugarit.
The Northwest Semitic language of the ancient city of Ugarit in Syria. Extinct since 1100 , it was written in cuneiform.
The Ugaritic language, a Northwest Semitic language, discovered by French archaeologists in 1929, is known almost only in the form of writings found in the ruined city of Ugarit, Syria. It has been used by scholars of the Hebrew Bible to clarify Biblical Hebrew texts and has revealed ways in which ancient Israelite culture finds parallels in the neighboring cultures. Ugaritic has been called "the greatest literary discovery from antiquity since the deciphering of the Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mesopotamian cuneiform".
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