Definition of Ugarit in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʊˈɡɑːrɪt
, ˈjuːɡərɪt/
An ancient port and Bronze Age trading city in northern Syria, founded in Neolithic times and destroyed by the Sea Peoples in about the 12th century bc. Its people spoke a Semitic language written in a distinctive cuneiform alphabet.



Pronunciation: /ˌjuːɡəˈrɪtɪk/
adjective& noun
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  • The cosmopolitan nature of the city is evident from the presence of documents written in Ugaritic, Akkadian, Hittite, Egyptian, Hurrian, and even Cypro-Minoan.
  • Instead, the Cypriots used Mycenaean imports according to local practices and taste, and appear to have been referencing Ugaritic patterns of wine consumption.
  • The Ugaritic alphabet started with a script of 32 letters, but over succeeding centuries this was modified to a set of 22 letters.

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