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This entry treats the derivational and inflectional features of the Hebrew verb. Hebrew verbs have a root-and-pattern morphology: verbs are derived from a consonantal root in one of seven basic patterns (binyanim), which combine a syllabic structure with a vowel set, and sometimes a consonantal prefix (Schwarzwald 1996:98). These patterns enable the creation of multiple verbs from a single root and e…

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Cook, John A., “Verb”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000201>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423, 20130809

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