Wehr Wednesdays #17

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


inqirā dying out, gradual disappearance; extinction


Root: ق-ر-ض

Page: 886*

Example: “هذا النَوْعُ مِنَ السَّلاحِف على وَشْكِ الاِنْقِراض” **

Translation: “this species of turtle is on the verge of extinction”


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

** For more info about the phrase “على وشك”, see Wehr Wednesdays #7

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