from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a verb, or form of a verb, which expresses the effect of the action of some agent; as, in Latin, doceor, I am taught; in English, she is loved; the picture is admired by all; he is assailed by slander.
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The sign or the accusative 'eth before the virtual subject shimkha is to be explained by the fact that in adopting the passive verb the retained object practically becomes the subject (K.S. 109).
“sukita” being here not a passive verb as it appears, but an impersonal form uncommon in Arabic.