Ad. #bith- v. (biconsonantal-verb) “to say” (Category: to Say)

Ad. #bith- v. (biconsonantal-verb) “to say” (Category: to Say)

A verbal form of Ad. bêth “expression, saying, word” attested only as an agental-formation as part of the noun izindu-bêth “true-sayer” (SD/427); see that entry for further discussion of its phonetic development. As suggested by Thorsten Renk suggested (NBA/24, 26), the verb stem is probably bith-, consistent with its primitive root ✶Ad. √BITH. Since agental forms generally have a lengthened or fortified vowel, the verb stem bith- could have the fortified agental form -bêth.

References ✧ SD/427



#-bēth agental-formation ✧ SD/427

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