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Title: Hebräische Ortsveränderungsverben und ngš 'herzutreten'
Author(s): JENNI, Ernst
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 76 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2019
This paper about verbs of locomotion and especially about ngš 'to approach' reassesses one of the author’s former treatises. On the basis of the analysis of the Niph‘al stem as medio-passive the question of the possible occurrence of the Niph‘al with verbs of locomotion is dealt with. As for the verb ngš, its lexical aspect in the Qal stem is shown not to be an accomplishment but an achievement with almost no informational value of its own and hence focussing on a following main action. This is the reason why ngš occurs in the Niph‘al stem. The middle voice of ngš ni. is analysed as involving modality. The paper concludes with a remark about the only occurrence of ngš Hitpa‘el.