Why does the בּ in גִּבּוֺר contain a dagesh?

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zadok
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Why does the בּ in גִּבּוֺר contain a dagesh?

Postby zadok » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Can someone please help clarify for me why the בּ in גִּבּוֺר contains a dagesh? Isn't it that dagesh lene shouldn't occur after a vowel?
Zadok Salman

S_Walch
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Re: Why does the בּ in גִּבּוֺר contain a dagesh?

Postby S_Walch » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:18 pm

Again, useful for you: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Gramma ... tters.html

It's a dagesh forte, not a dagesh lene according to the Masoretes :)
Ste Walch


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