emphatic state


Definition of emphatic state

: the state or form of a noun in Syriac and Aramaic that makes it determinate or definite — compare absolute state, construct state

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First Known Use of emphatic state

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Emphatic state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emphatic%20state. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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