HEBREW
NOUNS

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NOUNS
Regular Endings
Absolute State

Abbreviation Suffix Transliteration & Notes
Nfs

AH = noun feminine singular
Nfp

OT = noun feminine plural
Nms

NONE

noun masculine singular
Nmp

IYM = noun masculine plural
Ndns

AYIM = noun dual number suffix.  Some Hebrew nouns have a Dual number denoting pairs of things - two of something, i.e., hands.  The Dual Ending for both the masculine and the feminine is the same.  Weingreen p. 38
 

NOUNS
Construct Endings
Construct State

When two (or more) words are so closely united that together they constitute one compound idea, the dependent word (or words) is (are) said to be in the Construct State.  An example of a word (man) in an absolute state is - "He is a man."  If we add the words "of God" to the sentence - "He is a man of God" - the word "man" becomes dependent upon the next two words "of God."   The dependent word "man" is said to be in the construct state; whereas "man" in the first sentence stands alone and is independent, and (in contradistinction) is said to be in the absolute state. Weingreen p. 44

Abbreviation

Suffix

Transliteration & Notes

Nfsc AT-
Nfpc OT-
Nmsc -
Nmpc ET-
 
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