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Appendix:Hebrew patterns/קַטֶּלֶת

The form קַטֶּלֶת (with ק,‎ ט, and ל replaced by other root letters) is the form of a noun. The noun often refers to some disease; examples of this date back at least to Biblical times, where words such as יַלֶּפֶת appear, but more recent coinages are also of this form, such as סַכֶּרֶת.


If the second letter of the root is a ר, then the first letter gets a kamatz, as in צָרֶבֶת (tsarévet).