בא על החתום

Hebrew

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Etymology

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From בא (to come) + על (on, upon) + ה־ (the) + חתום (signed, sealed).

Pronunciation

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Verb

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בָּא עַל הֶחָתוּם (ba al hekhatúm) (pa'al construction)

  1. (formal) To undersign.

Usage notes

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  • This phrase is considered flowery, and used almost exclusively as the final clause of contracts and formal agreements to introduce the signatories.
  • The he of החתום is vocalized with segol according to traditional norms, but is usually pronounced "ha-", like the normal pronunciation of the definite article. The extra formal pronunciation "... hekhatúm" is falling out of use.

Conjugation

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See conjugation at בָּא (ba).