Wehr Wednesdays #69

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

هو كناية عن it is tantamount to…, it means…, it stands for…, it consists in…

Root: ك-ن-ي

Page: 988*

Example: “هُوَ كِنايَةٌ عَنِ الإِشْكاليّةِ الَّتي يَذكُرُها مِراراً وتَكراراً في كُتُبِه”

Translation: “it’s tantamount to the problematique that he mentions time and time again in his books”

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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