A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
حشرج ḥašraja and II taḥašraja to rattle in the throat
Example: “تَحَشرَجَ صَوتُهُ حينَما أَلقى كَلِمَتَه”
Translation: “his voice trembled as he delivered his address”
- حَشرَجَ / يُحَشرِجُ / الحَشرَجة is a form I quadriliteral (4-letter root) verb, while تَحَشرَحَ / يَتَحَشرَجُ / التَّحَشرُج is a form II—you can find a table of quadriliteral verb forms here!
- We can also use the active participle of the form II in the phrase بِصَوت مُتَحَشرِج, meaning “with a trembling voice”.
- A few weeks ago we looked at compound quadriliteral verbs—I suspect حشرج comes from merging the roots ح-ش-ر and ح-ر-ج, what do you think?
You can now revise all of the Wehr Wednesday vocab so far on Quizlet here to stay on top of things!