Denominal Verbs: Modern Hebrew
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Denominal verbs are verbs which are derived from nouns or adjectives (henceforth: bases or base words), as in סבון sabon ‘soap’ > סיבן siben ‘to soap’, טלפון telefon ‘phone’ > טילפן tilfen ‘to phone’, and חם x̱am ‘hot’ > חימם ximem ‘to heat’. Regardless of whether the base word is native or borrowed, all denominal verbs fit into the binyan system (Binyanim).

1. The binyan of denominal verbs

The binyan (verb template) of denominal verbs is…

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Bat-El, Outi, “Denominal Verbs: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 25 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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