Is there any where in Tanach a word that ends with a "feh sofit" (the form of the letter feh/peh that comes at the end of a word) but has the sound of a "peh" (and not "feh".)

Similarly I would ask if there is any place in "rabbinical writings" (not modern hebrew) that has a word ending in (and with the sound of) a "peh"? Whether it be spelled with a "peh sofit" or a "regular peh" together with a dagesh (to identify that it's a "peh" sound.)

  • @DoubleAA Why isn't there a dagash in every print?
    – Yehoshua
    Jan 26, 2014 at 18:17
  • What do you mean? I'm not aware of anyone arguing about the existence of that dagesh. It could always be there is a typo somewhere I suppose.
    – Double AA
    Jan 26, 2014 at 18:48
  • @DoubleAA I looked in at least 2 other prints (aside from the one on chabad) in shul today and didn't see it either...I will look in more...
    – Yehoshua
    Jan 26, 2014 at 18:58

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אַל תּוֹסְףְּ עַל דְּבָרָיו פֶּן יוֹכִיחַ בְּךָ וְנִכְזָבְתָּ.‏ (Mishlei 30:6)

I believe that this is the only example in Tanakh, and that this does not occur in the classical Rabbinical writings. There is a general rule that beged kefet letters (בג"ד כפ"ת) never have a dagesh kal at the end of a word except for words inflected similarly to the word תּוֹסְףְּ in the verse above.

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    Wow! A new fact to add to my Biblical trivia. It's more common with kaf (e.g. וַיֵּֽבְךְּ + inflected forms), and of course happens with tav all the time (e.g. אָתְּ and associated verb forms). The only word I know with final dalet degusha is the plant נֵרְדְּ in Shir haShirim. It doesn't happen (to my knowledge) with bet or gimmel. Jan 26, 2014 at 4:04
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    What about the end of the second birkat kohanim? ויחנך Jan 26, 2014 at 4:57
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    @CharlesKoppelman That's dagesh chazak, not dagesh kal.
    – user3318
    Jan 26, 2014 at 16:29
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    @Noam There are plenty of examples of final dalet kaf or taf with degeshim, but none of gimmel, only one of pay and two of bet.
    – Double AA
    Jan 26, 2014 at 16:49
  • Why is the dagash missing in many prints, see here: chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16401
    – Yehoshua
    Jan 26, 2014 at 16:57

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