Pronominal Suffixes

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In this lesson, we continue our discussion of the pronouns and see what they look like when they are attached to the end of a noun or preposition, as a “pronominal suffix” (my, your…).
Since the pronominal suffixes were originally independent personal pronouns that became attached to the noun or preposition they followed, they have the same characteristics and often a similar form. 
 
One example we check during our lessons is the noun: my rainbow: קשתי 
The word קֶשֶׁת is used in Hebrew both as “bow” and as “rainbow”. The bow, as a weapon of God, was a widespread image among the peoples of the ancient world. For example, in Enuma Elish (the Babylonian creation story), Marduk hangs his bow in the sky after his victory over Tiamat. 
Sigal Zohar - Biblical Hebrew teacher

Sigal Zohar, M.A.

A Hebrew language, Literature and Creative Writing teacher with 19 years of experience in these fields, Sigal has a master's degree in literature from Haifa University. Sigal holds a teacher's certificate for teaching Hebrew from the Ministry of...

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