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הֲל֤וֹא

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by Isidore Demsky, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Isidore Demsky Senior Member

    English
    Is it true that הֲל֤וֹא (used in Gen. 4:7 as a negative particle) can mean "not" or "surely"?

    How can that be?
    [h=1][/h]
     
  2. arielipi Senior Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    yes, it is a wonder word, similar to couldnt it be that....
     
  3. Isidore Demsky Senior Member

    English
    Thank you.
     
  4. Isidore Demsky Senior Member

    English
    So it can still be used as a negation, and that's why google translate list "It not" as an alternate translation?
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  5. arielipi Senior Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    outstanding yes
     

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