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.)
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!
- And if you want to know a bit more about the Hans Wehr dictionary (and why wouldn’t you?!), then take a look at my introduction to using it as well as the searchable list of abbreviations you’ll find inside.
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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