◌ָה ᴵ the most common f. subst. and adj. suff. cp. e.g. סוּסָה (= mare) from סוּס (= horse); גְּדוֹלָה, f. of גָּדוֹל (= great). This suff. developed from ◌ַת, which had perhaps orig. a demonstrative force, and it became ◌ָה orig. only in pause. Later, however, the form ◌ָה penetrated also into context in the form of the absolute state. The form ◌ַת remained in the construction state (which can never appear in pausal position) and before pron. suffixes. All this applies also to Aramaic and Arabic. cp. suff. ◌ָתִי. See suffixes ◌ֶת, ◌ַת — collateral forms of ◌ָה.