Definition of Ugarit in English:


Syllabification: U·ga·rit
Pronunciation: /ˈ(y)o͞oɡərit, (y)o͞oˈɡärit
An ancient port and Bronze Age trading city in northern Syria. Its people spoke a Semitic language written in a distinctive cuneiform alphabet.



Pronunciation: /(y)o͞oɡəˈritik/
adjective & noun
More 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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