Wehr Wednesdays #18

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

ذريعة ḏarī’a pl. ذرائع ḏarā’i’2 medium, means, expedient; pretext, excuse

Root: ذ-ر-ع

Page: 357*

Example: “اِرتَكَبوا الجَرائم تَحتَ ذَريعَةِ حِمايةِ الشَعْب”

Translation: “they committed the crimes under the pretext of protecting the people”

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

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