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Ugarit

Syllabification: U·ga·rit
Pronunciation: /ˈ(y)o͞oɡərit, (y)o͞oˈɡärit
 
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Definition of Ugarit in English:

An ancient port and Bronze Age trading city in northern Syria. Its people spoke a Semitic language written in a distinctive cuneiform alphabet.

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Ugaritic

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Pronunciation: /(y)o͞oɡəˈritik/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • 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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