Wehr Wednesdays #19

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


استشاط غضبا (ḡaḍaban) to be or become fuming with rage, flare up, fly off the handle


Root: ش-ي-ط

Page: 581*

Example: “اِسْتَشاطَ غَضَباً عِنْدَما أَدْرَكَ أَنَّ زَوْجَتَهُ قَد خَدَعَتهُ”

Translation: “he was fuming with rage when he realised that his wife had deceived him”


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

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