The Hithpalpel is an extremely rare stem formation that is similar to the Hithpael. It expresses the reflexive voice of the Pilpel stem.
The Hithpalpel stem is a variation of the Hithpael stem and expresses the reflexive voice of the verbal action of the Pilpel stem. The Hithpalpel stem is formed from the Hithpael by dropping the 2nd radical and repeating the 1st and 3rd radicals, thus making a form that appears to have 4 consonants. It is an extremely rare stem formation in Biblical Hebrew. Many of the verbs in the the Hithpalpel stem in the Hebrew Bible are from the root מָהַהּ (“to linger, delay”). It is recommended to always consult a dictionary or lexicon for the precise nuance of any verb in the Hithpalpel stem.
From the root כּוּל, meaning “to sustain” in the Pilpel stem
|Perfect||masculine singular third person||הִתְכַּלְכֵּל||hithkalkel||he sustained himself|
|Imperfect||masculine singular third person||יִתְכַּלְכֵּל||yithkalkel||he will sustain himself|
|Participle||masculine singular absolute||מִתְכַּלְכֵּל||mithkalkel||sustaining himself / he who is sustaining himself|