Ugaritic

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

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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 — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 language — language name=Ugaritic states=ancient Ugarit extinct=12th century BC familycolor=Afro Asiatic fam2=Semitic fam3=West Semitic fam4=Central Semitic fam5=Northwest Semitic iso2=uga|iso3=ugaThe Ugaritic language, discovered by French archaeologists… …   Wikipedia

  • Ugaritic grammar — language name=Ugaritic states=ancient Ugarit extinct=12th century BC familycolor=Afro Asiatic fam2=Semitic fam3=West Semitic fam4=Central Semitic fam5=Northwest Semitic iso2=uga|iso3=uga: Note: vowels in this article are reconstructed via… …   Wikipedia

  • Ugaritic alphabet — Infobox Writing system name= Ugaritic type= abjad typedesc= time= from around 1500 BCE languages= Ugaritic, Hurrian sisters= children= sample= imagesize= 200px iso15924= UgarThe Ugaritic alphabet is a cuneiform abjad (alphabet without vowels),… …   Wikipedia

  • Ugaritic alphabet — ▪ writing system       cuneiform writing system used on the Syrian coast from the 15th to 13th century BC. It is believed that it was invented independent of other cuneiform writing systems and of the linear North Semitic alphabet, though… …   Universalium

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