Wehr Wednesdays #30

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


عج ‘ajja i (‘ajj, عجيج ‘ajīj) to cry, yell, roar; to cry out for help (إلى to); to rage, roar; to thunder, resound (ب with); to swarm, teem (ب with)


Root: ع-ج-ج

Page: 691*

Example: “كان السُوقُ يَعِجُّ بِالنّاسِ طِوالَ النّهارِ رَغْمَ التَعْليماتِ الصارِمةِ الَّتي أَصْدَرَتْها الحُكومة”

Translation: “the market was teeming with people throughout the day despite the strict instructions that the government issued”


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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