5.2.24 - HafelAn 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 Hafel stem indicates the causative sense of verbs. That is, the subject of the verb in the Hafel stem causes the object of the verb to participate in the action of the verb as a sort of ‘undersubject’ or ‘secondary subject.’ ”1 See Afel, Hitafel, Hitpaal, Hitpeel, and Peal.
1 Michael S. Heiser, Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2005), s.v. “Hafel.”
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