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As pointed out in the question, because of the use of the connecting conjunction (את) in the phrase, "דֵּעָה֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֔ה", it is clear that דעה is a verb. And as Rashi and others point out to the source of Rambam's quote in Isaiah, it is from the concept of דעת. The verb root would then be י-ד-ע. This is classified as Gizrat Peh-Yud, Lamed-Gronit (with the ...


It seems from the classical meforshim that the word דעה - dei'oh is to be understood as a verb in its infinitive form לדעת - lo'da'as, to know. The infinitive form can refer to both the individual or a group of individuals. I have quoted Targum Yonoson and Rashi (whose source in this case is the Targum). תרגום יונתן: ארי תתמלי ארעא למידע ית דחלתא דה' ...


The CAL dictionary describes the root שכח as: A highly irregular verb. The initial aleph is prothetic, but the resulting form is treated as a quasi afel, often with a preformative vowel in a instead of original e. Hence the active participle in mem, already in OfA, which even shows the distinctive heh of the early h/afel. So the word is conjugated with ...

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