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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  • UGARITIC — UGARITIC, a Northwest Semitic language spoken and written in northern Syria during the second millennium B.C.E. Documents written in this tongue have been discovered at Ras Shamra, site of the ancient ugarit , and at nearby Ras ibn Hani. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ugaritic — [o͞o΄gə rit′ik, yo͞o΄gə rit′ik] n. an extinct Northern Semitic language closely related to Hebrew: it is known from cuneiform inscriptions of c. 1500 B.C. found in the ruins of Ugarit adj. of this language or the city of Ugarit or its people or… …   English World dictionary

  • Ugaritic — I. noun Date: 1936 the Semitic language of ancient Ugarit closely related to Phoenician and Hebrew II. adjective Date: 1938 of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Ugarit, its inhabitants, or Ugaritic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ugaritic — /ooh geuh rit ik, yooh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language. n. 2. Also, Ugaritian /ooh geuh rish euhn, yooh /. the Semitic language of the Ugaritic people, related to Hebrew and Phoenician and written in a… …   Universalium

  • Ugaritic — [ˌju:gə rɪtɪk] noun a pre Phoenician Semitic language written in a distinctive cuneiform alphabet, spoken by the people of Ugarit, an ancient port and trading city in northern Syria. adjective relating to Ugaritic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ugaritic — 1. noun The Northwest Semitic language of the ancient city of Ugarit in Syria. Extinct since 1100 , it was written in cuneiform. 2. adjective Of or pertaining to the ancient city of Ugarit …   Wiktionary

  • Ugaritic — ISO 639 3 Code : uga ISO 639 2/B Code : uga ISO 639 2/T Code : uga ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Ugaritic — n. ancient Semitic language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ugaritic — uga·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • Ugaritic — U•ga•rit•ic [[t]ˌu gəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌyu [/t]] adj. 1) ara of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language 2) peo the western Semitic language of the inhabitants of Ugarit, written in a cuneiform alphabet • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

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