[b-hebrew] "Shaf`el" in Hebrew?
dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Feb 2 18:06:23 EST 2005
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 13:37, Bill Rea wrote:
> Yitzhak wrote:-
> >Finally, we should mention Hishtah.awwah, which in Ugaritic is
> >a Shafel form, so there the connection with Shafel is much
> >clearer (And yet, the presence of the Hi- prefix suggests it is
> >used as a quadratic root $-h.-w-w in Hitapel form, I guess).
> With all the usual caveats about finding meaning of real words from
> theoretical roots, if Hishtah.awwah was indeed a Hitapel form from
> the root $-h.-w-w what would it mean?
I don't know who said the Ugaritic was a Shafel, but it's my understanding
that Ugaritic showed us that the Hebrew form is a previously-unknown H-$-T
form from a root XWH. See Holladay/K-B, which calls this form an "Eshtafal."
"No good. Hit on head." -Gronk
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