Wehr Wednesdays #26

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


حلول ḥulūl stopping, putting up, staying; descending, coming on, befalling, overtaking; incarnation; setting in, advent, arrival (of a time, of a deadline), beginning, dawn; substitution (for s.o.)


Root: ح-ل-ل

Page: 232*

Example: “بِحُلولِ عام 2030، مِن المُتَوَقَّع أن نُحَقِّق تَقَدُّماً مَلْموساً مِن حَيْثُ التَكْنولوجيا”

Translation: “by* the year 2030, it is expected that we will make significant progress with regards to technology”

*When حُلول is preceded by the attached بـ prefix and then followed by a certain time, date, deadline etc., it literally translates as “by/with the arrival of (that time)”—and we can often simply translate that as “by”.


You can now revise all of the Wehr Wednesday vocab so far on Quizlet here to stay on top of things!


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

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