Wehr Wednesdays #64

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

(عرو) VIII to befall, grip, seize, strike, afflict (ه s.o.), come, descend (ه upon s.o.), happen (ه to s.o.); to take possession (ه of s.o.)

Root: ع-ر-و

Page: 712*

Example: “اِعْتَرى وَجْهَها غَضَبٌ عارِمٌ”

Translation: “a raging anger seized her face”


  • The example sentence for this word is based on a sentence from the beginning of the novel ألف شمس ساطعة (A Thousand Splendid Suns, translated into Arabic)—one of the books I mentioned in this post!

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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