from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Semitic language of ancient Ebla.

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  • proper noun An extinct Semitic language spoken in the 3rd millennium BCE in the ancient city of Ebla, in modern Syria. It was written in cuneiform script and is considered to be the oldest written Semitic language.


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  • Eblaite was a west Semitic language, possibly an early version of Canaanite.

    c. Ebla and Mari 2001


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