Wehr Wednesdays #85

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


بلغ السيل الزبى balaḡa s-sailu z-zubā the matter reached a climax, things came to a head


Root: ز-ب-ي

Page: 433*

Example: “قَد بَلَغَ السَّيلُ الزُّبى في المِنطَقةِ وَأَعلَنَت السُّلُطاتُ عَن حالةِ الطَّوارِئ”

Translation: “things came to a head in the region and the authorities declared a state of emergency”



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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