5.2.32 - HitpaalAn 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 Hitpaal is the reflexive counterpart to the Aramaic Pael stem, which expresses the bringing about of a state; that is, the object of the verb’s action ‘suffers the effect’ of the action. As a reflexive form, the subject of the Hitpaal acts upon or with respect to itself.”1 See Afel, Hafel, Hitafel, Hitpeel, and Peal.
1 Michael S. Heiser, Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2005), s.v. “Hitpaal.”
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