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Possessive Suffixes on Nouns

Hebrew often uses a suffix at the end of a noun to indicate ownership. There are twenty different suffixes: ten for singular nouns and ten more for plural nouns.

Possessive Suffixes Attached to Nouns in Singular form

my (f.s.)

yiX

my (m.s.)

your (f.s.)

%eX

^.X

your (m.s.)

her (f.s.)

H'X

AX

his (m.s.)

our (f.pl.)

WneX

our (m.pl.)

your (f.pl.)

!,k.X

~,k.X

your (m.pl.)

their (f.pl.)

!'X

~'X

their (m.pl.)

Example: Singular Noun = "song" = ryiv

my (f.s.) song

yiryiv

my (m.s.) song

your (f.s.) song

%eryiv

^.ryiv

your (m.s.) song

her (f.s.) song

H'ryiv

Aryiv

his (m.s.) song

our (f.pl.) song

Wneryiv

our (m.pl.) song

your (f.pl.) song

!,k.ryiv

~,k.ryiv

your (m.pl.) song

their (f.pl.) song

!'ryiv

~'ryiv

their (m.pl.) song




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Possessive Suffixes on Nouns (cont'd)

Possessive Suffixes Attached to Nouns in Plural form

my (f.s.)

y;X

my (m.s.)

your (f.s.)

%iy;X

^y,X

your (m.s.)

her (f.s.)

'hy,X

wy'X

his (m.s.)

our (f.pl.)

WnyeX

our (m.pl.)

your (f.pl.)

!,kyeX

~,kyeX

your (m.pl.)

their (f.pl.)

!,hyeX

~,hyeX

their (m.pl.)

Example: Plural Noun = "songs" = ~yiryiv

my (f.s.) songs

y;ryiv

my (m.s.) songs

your (f.s.) songs

%iy;ryiv

^y,ryiv

your (m.s.) songs

her (f.s.) songs

'hy,ryiv

wy'ryiv

his (m.s.) songs

our (f.pl.) songs

Wnyeryiv

our (m.pl.) songs

your (f.pl.) songs

!,kyeryiv

~,kyeryiv

your (m.pl.) songs

their (f.pl.) songs

!,hyeryiv

~,hyeryiv

their (m.pl.) songs




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