Wehr Wednesdays #11

A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.

لأول وهلة li-awwali wahlatin at first sight; right away, at once; في الوهلة الأولى (ūlā) and عند الوهلة الأولى do.; at first, first off

Root: و-ه-ل

Page: 1292*

Example: “ما كانَ رَأْيُك في الوَهْلَةِ الأُولى؟”

Translation: “what was your opinion at first?”

* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition

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