[b-hebrew] Plural of sacrifice

Yonah Mishael yonahmishael at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 13:45:21 EDT 2006

In other words, you need to study into the two noun states: construct
and absolute.

זְבָחִים /zevakhim/ is plural absolute.
זִבְחֵי /zivkhei/ is plural construct.

The construct state establishes a relationship between two nouns,
often of possession or modification (similar to an adjective or a


On 10/14/06, Yitzhak Sapir <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/14/06, Bob MacDonald wrote:
> > How often are plurals irregular? E.g. is there any explanation
> > of the form of the plural zivhe (sacrifices) Psalm 4:6; and
> > Psalm 51:19 when there is a regular looking plural in e.g.
> > Genesis 46:1 zevahim
> These are regular construct forms.
> Yitzhak Sapir
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Yonah Mishael ben Avraham
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