The Polpal is a rare stem formation that is similar to the Pual. It expresses the passive voice of the Pilpel stem.
The Polpal stem is a variation of the Pual and expresses the passive voice of the verbal action of the Pilpel stem. The Polpal stem is formed from the Pual by dropping the 2nd radical and repeating the 1st and 3rd radicals (with a vowel change), thus making a verb that appears to have 4 consonants. It is an extremely rare stem formation in Biblical Hebrew.
It is recommended to always check a dictionary or lexicon for the meaning of a specific verb, because this stem may express many different kinds of action in different contexts.
From the root כּוּל, meaning “to sustain” in the Pilpel stem
|Perfect||masculine singular third person||כָּלְכַּל||kalkal||he is sustained|
|Imperfect||masculine singular third person||יְכָלְכַּל||yekholkal||he will be sustained|
|Participle||masculine singular absolute||מְכָלְכַּל||mekholkal||being sustained / he who is being sustained|