A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
جيش عرمرم (jaiš) a numerous, huge army
Example: “هَزَموا الجَيشَ العَرَمرَمَ بِأُعجوبة”
Translation: “they miraculously defeated the huge army”
- As you can see, the adjective عَرَمرَم comes from a five-letter root—in other words, it’s quinquiliteral!
- The root ع-ر-م-ر-م appears to have been directly derived from the triliteral root ع-ر-م. The adjective عَرِم from the latter root has the same meaning as عَرَمرَم: strong, violent, vehement.
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* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition