I. noun Date: 1936 the Semitic language of ancient Ugarit closely related to Phoenician and Hebrew II. adjective Date: 1938 of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient city of Ugarit, its inhabitants, or Ugaritic

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  • Ugaritic — ISO 639 3 Code : uga ISO 639 2/B Code : uga ISO 639 2/T Code : uga ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

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