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5.2.3 - Afel

An Aramaic verb stem. “In Biblical Aramaic, ‘stem’ refers to the relationship of the verb’s subject to the action of the verb. That is, stems convey grammatical ‘voice’ relationships. The Afel stem is considered a parallel to the Hafel. In some verbs in Aramaic, the prefixed ‘h’ of various stems was replaced by an aleph. Like the Hafel, the Afel is causative (i.e., the object of the verb is made to participate in the action of the verb).”1 See Hafel, Hifil, Hitafel, Hitpaal, Hitpeel, Pael, and Peal.

Notes

1 Michael S. Heiser, Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2005), s.v. “Afel.”


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