Dative: Biblical Hebrew
(2,412 words)

The dative is one of the case forms taken by a noun phrase (often a single noun or pronoun) in languages which express grammatical relationships by means of inflections (Butt 2006:12–22). The dative case typically expresses an indirect object relationship, or a range of meanings similar to that covered by to or for in English, but there is a great deal of variation between languages in the way this case is used. Engli…

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Naudé, Jacobus A., “Dative: Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000589>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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