Lesson 5: Numerals

The Ugaritic texts contain numbers, mostly written out as words (like our number “three”). Thus, the list of numbers which follows will be the word and not the symbol (like 3).

1 = ahd (m), aht (f)

2 = tn

3 = tlt

4 = arb’t

5 = hms

6 = tt

7 = sb’t

8 = tmn

9 = ts

10 = ‘sr

11 = ‘st ‘sr

12 = tn ‘sr

13= tlt ‘sr

The rest of the teens follow this pattern as well. That is, the number followed the word for ten.

20 = ‘srm

30 = tltm

40 = arb’m

50 = hmsm

60 = ttm

70 = sb’m

80 = tmnym

90 = ts’m

100 = mit

1000 = alp

10,000 = rbt

There were at Ugarit fractional numbers as well. These are:

1/2 = hst

2/3 = snpt

1/3 = mtltt

1/4 = mrb’t

1/5 = mhmst

1/6 = mtdtt

1/7 = msb’t

There are also numerical words. These follow:

together = ahdh

alone = ahdy

twice, thrice = tnm

2nd, 3rd = tnnth

both = klatnm


ASSIGNMENT: Study the numbers above and memorize them as vocabulary words.