[b-hebrew] English term for Hebrew grammatical term?

YODAN yodanco at yodanco.com
Wed Oct 4 19:12:31 EDT 2006


Dear Harold,

 

Thank you very much.  I may use "strengthened" although it seems "pale"
relative to the Hebrew "LeTif'eret HaK'ri'ah".

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Rivka

 

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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Harold Holmyard

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] English term for Hebrew grammatical term?

 

Dear Rivka,

 

> This is the dagesh in words like eille (these), henna (hereto), lamma 

> (why, what for). The term used in Gesenius (#20k) is dagesh forte 

> FIRMATIVUM. I was hoping that there is a more "popular" term that can be 

> readable/pronounceable by lay people.  Do you (or someone else) know of 

> such term?

 

HH: Thanks for answering my question. No, I don't 

know of any other name. If it will do any good, 

here is some data from an online Latin dictionary 

about the Latin word. Perhaps you could use one of 

the English verbs in an -ed form, like 

"strengthened." "Strengthened" is the word that 

GKC #20k uses to describe this dagesh's function.

 

iv                   SUFFIX 

 

-ive, -ed; having the passive tendency; having 

been ...-ed;

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 NOM S N POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 NOM S N POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 VOC S N POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 VOC S N POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 ACC S M POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 ACC S M POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 ACC S N POS 

 

firmativ.um          ADJ    1 1 ACC S N POS 

 

firmo, firmare, firmavi, firmatus  V   [XXXBX]

strengthen, harden; support; declare; prove, 

confirm, establish;

 

Yours,

Harold Holmyard

 

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