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 (o͞o′gə-rĭt′ĭk, yo͞o′-)
The Semitic language of Ugarit.
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1. (Languages) an extinct Semitic language of N Syria
2. (Historical Terms) an extinct Semitic language of N Syria
3. (Languages) of or relating to this language
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to this language
[C19: after Ugarit (modern name: Ras Shamra), an ancient Syrian city-state]
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(ˌu gəˈrɪt ɪk, ˌyu-)

1. of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language.
2. the western Semitic language of the inhabitants of Ugarit, written in a cuneiform alphabet.
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Canaanitic, Canaanitic language - a group of Semitic languages
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Al-Hussein added that the archeological finds in the city show that it used to enjoy an original culture in all the domains of literature, art and writing, indicating that the Ugaritic literature used to handle social and mythological issues.
However, both words later evolved in opposite ways--the sense of El became more generic, whereas, the name Baal developed to be more associated with the storm deity in the Ugaritic religion.
The tense of the verbs in the opening conditional statements indicates that the Ugaritic ships are on their way but have not yet arrived.
Incidentally, Ali knows more than 15 languages, including Arabic, Ugaritic, Hebrew, Brahmi, Greek, Nabataean, Phoenician and Kharosthi.
Among his topics are the grammar of negation, Old Assyrian and East Semitic, Ugaritic, standard Biblical Hebrew, Phoenician, Qur'an Arabic, Jibbali and modern South Arabian, Tigre and Tigrinya, Amharic and Harari, innovative expressions of negation, other negators and negative asymmetries, and reconstruction.
The worship of Resheph is found in Ugaritic, Phoenician, Aramaic and Egyptian texts.
Intrigued, Kitchen decided to survey the entire Ancient Near Eastern corpus and, about 50 years later, was able to bring on Lawrence, who took over the editing of the entire Akkadian corpus while Kitchen dealt with the non-Semitic texts plus Eblaite and Ugaritic. Each text is analyzed in terms of up to 15 components, among them: the body of laws, witnesses, blessings, curses, and sanctions.
It culminates in a fascinating comparison of the Ugaritic "ritual for national atonement and unity" (p.
The impression of uniqueness is further highlighted in Holland's Syria-Palestine discussions, in which he spends insufficient time on the Ugaritic texts, some of which refer to rituals (such as animal sacrifices) that were similar to those of ancient Israel.
I find its first use in Ugaritic cuneiform tablets struck around 1200 B.C.E.
But my training was also in languages--German, French, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Syriac, and Arabic.