[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 96, Issue 11

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 01:32:24 EST 2010

QM (or QWM) and QYM are, so to say, two faces of the same coin.
So, their meaning is similar but their conjugation differs.

-QM or QWM = to stand (Am 5:2)
-QYM = to fulfill, keep -----> it is a derivation of QM, an "invention" of
the wise (Middle Ages, methinks). Not found in the Bible.

-QM or QWM = in a general way it behaves like verbs ayin-waw.
-QYM behaves like usual pi'els.

This phaenomenon happens with other verbs:
-SG or SWG, to deviate
-SYG, to enclose.

Remark: ONE coin that has TWO different faces > ONE root, TWO derivations,
each having its own meaning.


Pere Porta

2010/12/10 Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. <nir at ccet.ufrn.br>

> >What is, Nir, your trouble or confusion with verb "QM"?
> (please, write QM and not KM because if you write K most of us will think
> of
> the Hebrew letter khaf and not of the Hebrew letter qof).
> Heartly,
> Pere Porta
> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
> i interpret many of the three-letter roots as "fillings" of older
> two-letter
> roots which represent a more primitive grammar. we may think of QYM as a
> "filling" of the older "QM", in the same sense that the english "stands" is
> in some contexts close to "is". QAM has only 3 binyanim (qam, heqim,
> huqam),
> QYM also has qiyem, quyam, hitkayem, but "to be" has no zman pa'al.
> (also we have NQM, which is another plausible "filling" (arabic: QUM) with
> (i
> think) only 3 binyanim: naqam, niqam, hitnaqem.)
> well, in the present tense we have all 3 forms in zman pa'al,
> QAM, NOQEM, QAYAM. so, are QM and QYM one verb or two?
> nir cohen
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Pere Porta

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