The verb YHB in Aramaic

Samuel Ethan Fox, Steven E. Fassberg

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On the whole, the verb yhb ‘give’ occurs in suppletion with ntn in Pre-Modern Aramaic: the former is found in the perfect, participle, and imperative, and the latter in the imperfect and infinitive. There are exceptions in some corpora. Only yhb, however, has survived into Neo-Aramaic, where it is attested in all varieties of the language. This article traces the use of both roots in the history of Aramaic and focuses on the different Neo-Aramaic reflexes of yhb. An explanation is offered for the development of the various Neo-Aramaic forms.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)268-278
Number of pages11
JournalAramaic Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Aramaic dialectology
  • Neo-Aramaic
  • Suppletion


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