Wehr Wednesdays #28

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

جثم على صدره (ṣadrihi) to weigh heavily on s.o.’s soul (problem, difficulty)

Root: ج-ث-م

Page: 134*

Example: “ظَلَّت تُفَكِّرُ في المُعْضِلَةِ التي كانَت تَجْثُم عَلى صَدْرِها”

Translation: “she kept thinking about the dilemma that was weighing heavily on her soul”

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

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