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Kāna wa-ʾaxawātuhā
(2,778 words)

1. Introduction

The expression kāna wa-ʾaxawātuhā lit. ‘kāna and its sisters’ occurs as a grammatical technical term in the sense of kāna and the verbs that grammatically resemble kāna. This term refers to a category of verbs sharing with kāna the same grammatical qualities and occurring in the same syntactic constructions.

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Aryeh Levin, “Kāna wa-ʾaxawātuhā”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0069>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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