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Uga·​rit·​ic ˌyü-gə-ˈri-tik How to pronounce Ugaritic (audio) ˌü-gə- How to pronounce Ugaritic (audio)
: the Semitic language of ancient Ugarit closely related to Phoenician and Hebrew


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: of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Ugarit, its inhabitants, or Ugaritic

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Because Ugaritic had already been decoded by scholars, the MIT team was able to confirm the program’s success. Elizabeth Svoboda, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use


1936, in the meaning defined above


1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ugaritic was in 1936

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“Ugaritic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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