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Chapter Fourteen: On The Infinitive

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The essence of the infinitive is the thing done, because what emanates from someone who beats is the beating, and what emanates from someone who breaks is the breaking. Hence, the essence of the action of an agent is the beating and the breaking. An infinitive can combine with a verb either actually or virtually. The phrase 'actually or virtually' reflects the fact that an infinitive form cannot convey a meaning on its own but does so only if it is combined with a verb. It is said that the definition of the infinitive is something from which verbs are derived. The meaning of this is that זָכוֹר has three letters, and all inflected forms in (the lexical class of) 'remembering' contain the zayin, the kaph and the resh. It is said that infinitives do not begin in a non-root mem, but verbal nouns can begin is a non-root mem.

Keywords: infinitive; kaph; lexical class; non-root mem; resh; verbal nouns; zayin

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