Wehr Wednesdays #68

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

اشرأب išra’abba to stretch one’s neck in order to see s.th. (ل or إلى), crane one’s neck for (ل or إلى); to carry one’s head high (out of vanity); to leer (إلى at)

Root: ش-ر-ء-ب

Page: 539*

Example: “كانوا يَشْرَئِبّونَ إلَيه”

Translation: “they were craning their necks to see it”


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

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