emphatic state

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emphatic state was in 1824

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“Emphatic state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emphatic%20state. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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